I became a Bruce Springsteen fan in 1978. One of my all time life regrets/wishes was to see A Darkness show. Even though going then wasn’t a real possibility because I wasn’t aware of the concerts until it was too late. Come Tuesday when the box set The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story is released a little of that wish may come true.
My college roommates and I were a bit fanatical way back when. Kind of like those movies where the stalkers keep the closet full of pictures:
I promise we were harmless though.
Our room decor wasn’t much better:
(and no I don’t know what happened to the L.A. Sports Arena poster. Evidently it is a little valuable)
Here we are thinking we were quite savvy to put up those Rolling Stone covers like that. (I’m on the left)
(I think that is Bruce Kool-Aid that we’re drinking.)
So, yes I’m a little excited about the box set release. No one wails like Bruce.
I’ll be on that hill with everything I got
Lives on the line where dreams are found and lost
I’ll be there on time and I’ll pay the cost
For wanting things that can only be found
In the darkness on the edge of town