written by Stan G , a great bruce Springsteen fan and writer for the Star Ledger, I am sure he will have a full report with more details on Nj.com
I hung out for most of this afternoon at Bruce’s video shoot at the carousel house at the Casino in Asbury Park.
I wasn’t one of the lucky ones to get in, but you could hear very well from outside the Casino.
This was once again, the 1978 version of the E Street Band, no Nils, Soozie or Patti, but David Lindley was there to play violin as well as a horn section.
Charlie Giordano was on the organ.
The various members of the E Street Band arrived one-by-one, Clarence coming in his usual stretch limo.
Bruce was the last to arrive, at 1:10 p.m.
As he exited his SUV, he came over the where the fans were standing and went down the line and said hello to everyone and shook hands.
He did sign one autograph at the end.
A long soundcheck then started, that went on til 4 p.m.
Among the songs played:
1. Racing In the Street (the 1978 version from The Promise)
2. Come on (Let’s Go Tonight)
3. Gotta Get That Feeling
4. One Way Street
5. Outside Looking In
6. The Brokenhearted
7. Candy’s Boy
8. Save My Love
9. Ain’t Good Enough For you
10. Talk to Me
We could hear Bruce goofing around during the middle of the song.
11. Blue Christmas
12. The Promise
Some of the songs they worked on a couple of time.
The contest winners and invited guests were let in after 3 p.m.
The actual taping of the webcast began about 4:35 p.m.
I had to leave to go to work but thanks to a friend for texting me the songs being played.
He said about 50 people were still outside in the cold, It was about 30 degrees but the windchill was brutal.
Songs played in front of the audience for the taping:
1. Racing In the Street (1978 version) (played twice);
2. Gota Get That Feeling
3. Outside Looking In
4. One Way Street
5. Come On (Let’s Go Tonight).
6. Save My Love
7. The Brokenhearted (played twice)
Still going on, I will update I as get reports.
There was an unofficial dropline list, which had close to 125 names on it, but no one from that list did get in.
There was a very limited amount of people inside the Casino. Vini “Maddog” Lopez was seen going in also.