A Cautious Man
October 04, 2009
Sunday Night Springsteen
... is some "Saturday Night Springsteen" from last night.
As mentioned in an earlier post, my brother and his spouse joined me and the Cautious Wife at the Springsteen concert on Saturday, at Giants Stadium. Their tearing that place down at the end of football season, and the E Street Band is celebrating the last concerts there.
One moment early in the show was somewhat unbelievable, if we hadn't seen it with our own eyes. During "Hungry Heart", Mr. Springsteen runs on a platform around the large "pit", which contains the fans who are closest to the stage. As he is standing on the far side, opposite where the stage is, he suddenly asks the fans there, "Can you get me back to the stage?" And then he "crowd surfs" (still leading the song and cueing the band) about 30 yards back to the stage.
I guess that's something that's only done by a performer when he knows that he's among some of his most enthusiastic fans, in a stadium full of them.
It's fun to watch, and the "crowd surf" starts at about 2:40 in the video below.