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November 04, 2007 by susan

Got it right Barb -- Pakistan's exploding, Feinstein and Schumer caved on Mukasey, the mideast stepped one giant step closer to the brink, David's in the fight of his life . . . Wait, We're livin' in the future and none of this has happened yet.
Sorry, I've been in a Springsteen fog since Friday night. Livin' in the Future is track 3 from his latest album Magic. And yeah, that's me as a sixty-year-old groupie. Don't ask.

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MLS (not verified) | November 5, 2007 - 9:10pm

Way to go Susan and my curious mind would love to ask!


leftymn (not verified) | November 7, 2007 - 11:25am

hey, can you get me 2 to 3 good tix to the March concert?

Leftymn (joking and serious at the same time)

"show a little faith there's magic in the night..."


susan | November 7, 2007 - 11:51am

I won't be here in March, alas, so you can have mine. (joking and serious at the same time) Serious that I won't be here; joking that I have any tix to give.
This was an amazing convergence of circumstances that landed me A.) at sound check, B.) alone in the dressing room with the Boss for about 20 minutes, along with my oldest son, two of my pals and their two kids, 11 and 14 (but attending their 4th Springsteen concert) and C.) with four front row seats and pit passes for all of us.
Seriously, I'm still not totally settled down from this. He was beyond all expectations -- sweet to the kids, unpretentious, interested in local politics (yeah, that's a Franken pin on my purse, which was the key to the convergence) and extremely generous with his time. And, okay, the sexiest man I've ever met. (Okay, hubby excepted.) And he told us we were "lovely". Ahhh.

Beyond the time in the dressing room, the high of the experience was being in the pit, literally at the feet of this astonishingly engaged and energetic man, and singing every lyric at vein popping strength along with 200 other ecstatic pit fans. Followers. (And 16,000 more beyond the pit.) It did have a tinge of the religious experience to it, but for non-religious me it felt more like a nation coming together, the feeling we all had when we sang America the Beautiful after 9-11. The feeling we need to survive the enormous challenges we face, the feeling George Bush squandered.


leftymn (not verified) | November 7, 2007 - 4:43pm

I saw him at a wild concert around Christmas 1977 at the Paramount theatre in Portland OR, very memorable, about 2700 people, small venue, we rushed the stage at the end, he played forever and did the Santa Claus is coming to town thing there and in SF previously (that is the one that was live recorded on an FM station ) ... then I had a friend whose wife worked at the Dayton's ticket office in the late 80's and snagged 4th row seats to the Tunnel of Love tour at the old Met Center in Bloomington (now I buy Swedish delicacies at Ikea where I once rocked with the Boss)

the stars did not align for me this time ... a long story... I did see him at the X for his "The Rising" show ...

and American original.