Bruce performs Monday night in Detroit to kick off his tour (Yahoo/AP)
I’m just a little bit geeked about the upcoming week. Tomorrow I’ll go buy the new Bruce Springsteen CD/DVD, Devils & Dust. Then Saturday, my wife and I will see him at the Glendale Arena – live, solo, and acoustic – from the 10th row, front and center (my wife’s first Bruce experience). Yep, just a tad excited.
So, to complement my upcoming Adventures with the Boss, here’s a classic moment from a famous Bruce bootleg, “Milwaukee Bomb Scare”. The story goes: a bomb threat was called in to the venue where Bruce and the E St. Band were to perform. The theater was cleared. Bruce and band went to the Pfister Hotel bar and proceeded to get quite liquored up. A few hours later, they returned to the arena, and kicked off the show with this:
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band:
Little Queenie (mp3) – live, October 2nd, 1975 – The Uptown Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin