Friday night I went to see Bruce Springsteen in concert for the first time. I have almost all of his Cds and he was my dream concert. We went to Los Angeles in the Friday afternoon traffic...fun times. Got to the LA Memorial Coliseum where the arena is. It is there that the 1984 Los Angeles game were held and it is there that that Joan Benoit made her entrance in the stadium on her way to Olympic Gold. The Coliseum is the only stadium to have hosted the Games twice in 1932 ans 1984.
So OK back to BRUUUUUUUUCE. We went in to find our seats and the crew was still setting the stage and then without any announcement or anything there he was, Bruce Springsteen! All the lights were on and he just came on the stage with some relatives. Then, he grabbed an acoustic guitar and started singing a song! I had never seen this! The main artist coming out 45 min before the show to say hello and sing a tune! I thought it was awesome! This is when he came out. He sang "For you" from his very first album.
There is a reason he is THE BOSS. He played 3h25! He is a beast. He played 25 songs, old and new ones. He went in the crowd a few times, he even did some "crowd bodysurfing". He is in top shape you could never tell he is 62 years old. He has a band of 16 musicians with him on stage. It was a GREAT concert. I waited over 25 yrs to see him and it was worth the wait.
This gives an idea of the concert
What is your dream concert?
Well this was a crappy week. I have been sick and I am still sick. I cannot get rid of this cold. Now it is in my chest. I am not coughing A LOT but I always feel like I have to cough. Today I had 9 miles on the plan but I only did 6. I know about the neck rule. This cold has moved below the neck line. I have a 10K race on Sunday so I am hoping to be much better by then.
Do you follow the neck rule? Honestly do you? Or do you cheat a little until it gets really bad like coughing all night bad?