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Bruce’s Opener in Berlin: “When I Leave Berlin”

This Boss guy sure knows how to endear himself to a crowd, doesn’t he? Last night in Berlin, Bruce kicked off the show with “When I Leave Berlin” by British folk artist Wizz Jones. I’ll admit to knowing next to shizz about Wizz, but turns out he’s one of the most revered, influential folk artists to come out of the UK. “When I Leave Berlin” was the title track of his fourth album released in 1973.

Not sure how the song got on to Bruce’s radar. It’s likely that he’s a Wizz fan, or maybe just as likely he Googled “songs about berlin” a few days before the gig? Who knows? Bruce does, actually.

But at any rate, watching this video earlier today was the first time I’d knowingly heard the tune. And the warm, heartfelt spirit that emanates from Bruce to the Berlin crowd was enough to put a smile on my face and a mist in my eyes. Maybe it’s the combined macht of my Bruce fandom and my German heritage, but it sure is a beautiful thing to behold…

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2 Comments

  1. Bill Cassara Bill Cassara

    That was beyond cool. Thanks for posting.  Now I need to track down the show.  Saw him in Atlanta, and heading to DC on a roundtrip with my daughter to see him at National’s Stadium. 

  2. Bill Cassara Bill Cassara

    That was beyond cool. Thanks for posting.  Now I need to track down the show.  Saw him in Atlanta, and heading to DC on a roundtrip with my daughter to see him at National’s Stadium. 

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