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My main beat is classic rock / punk / new wave / 60s-90s. I've written books on Bruce Springsteen, baseball, and travel, as well as two novels. caryn dot rose at gmail.

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Notes from the road: Glendale, AZ

The last U.S. show of the 2012 Wrecking Ball tour was in Glendale, Arizona (outside of Phoenix) and started with a surprise: an acoustic version of the Working on a Dream track “Surprise, Surprise,...

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Notes from the road: Charlotte

A darkened stage, the band entering one by one, and that sense of anticipation —what will tonight’s show be like? What’s the first song? Before there was time to think about it too much, spotlig...

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Notes From The Road: Stockholm, Night #1

Tonight’s show at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden started off in familiar fashion: “We Take Care of Our Own,” “Out in the Street” for a Friday night, and “Wrecking Ball,” along with several other songs that one might expect to see in a Wrecking Ball tour show, immediately receiving a loud and energetic response from the capacity crowd. Business as usual? Not for long.

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Notes From The Road: Stockholm, Night #2

The second show at Friends Arena in Stockholm opened with a surprising run of rarities: “My Love Will Not Let You Down,” a doubleshot of Lucky Town songs in “Better Days” and “Leap of Faith,” along with a spontaneous sign request for “I’m a Rocker” from The River.

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Notes from the road: Uncasville, CT #1

As a fan of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band, you know that there are the fun nights, there are the good nights, and there are — if you’re lucky — those nights where you know with absolut...

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Notes from the road: Omaha, NE

Thursday night\'s show in Omaha, Nebraska would unexpectedly open with a 1-2-3 from the actual Nebraska album: \...

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Notes from the road: Gijon

Although it was well after 9pm, the sky was still bright when the E Street Band took the stage at Estadio El Molinon in Gijon, Spain. Bruce spent an extended few moments at the edge of the stage exami...

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Notes from the road: Turku, Finland #1

The sun was shining when the E Street Band took the stage at HK Areena in Turku, and the sun was still shining when everyone emerged three hours later. Here in this oldest city in Finland, Bruce dedic...

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Notes From The Road: Turku Night #2

The second night in Turku, Finland featured an insanely eclectic setlist, with material from the entire span of Bruce Springsteen’s catalog: mega hits and mega rarities, top ten singles and diehard fan favorites.

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Notes from the road: Hard Rock Calling

Unlike 2012, Bruce Springsteen\'s performance at Hard Rock Calling (this time held in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) was held on a warm, bright and sunny day — with full sound and power from start to...

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Notes from the road: Kansas City, MO

As the lights came up on the stage of the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Bruce greeted the crowd by saying that “when you come to Kansas City, you can’t resist playing this song – so we’ll play...