Springsteen Rocks Madison Square Garden On Friday Night

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Bruce Springsteen fans were left smiling Friday night after he and the E Street Band rocked the Madison Square Garden.

For fans of “The Boss,” it was like winning the lottery — a numbers game.

“This is my 100th Bruce Springsteen concert tonight,” one man told 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan Speaks With Fans

“I’ve seen Springsteen probably 55 times,” said another.

But the audience also had some newly-minted fans who were seeing Springsteen for the first time.

“I mean this is my first concert so I really don’t know what to expect, but it’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m really excited,” said one 13-year-old.

Springsteen played Friday night as part of his Wrecking Ball Tour.

The tour is Springsteen’s first in four years and the first since saxophonist Clarence Clemons died.

“It was like a religious experience. He’s so good live, it’s ridiculous,” said one woman.

Were you at MSG Friday night?  Share your experiences in the comments section…

  • barryblogs

    Been a Bruce fan since 1974. Show was amazing last night. When you put it all together – song-writing, band-leading, concerts and length of a great career, who can come close? For those of you wanting us to grow up or get over Bruce….you don’t appreciate a truly brilliant artist who continues to deliver 35+ years later.

  • Randy

    Oh, grow up. FDR was rich and did more for people suffering through the Depression than anyone else even wanted to. I was at the concert last night and will be back on Monday. I’ve been out of work for a year with no chance of a job in sight and these two concerts are the only things I’ve spent money on for pleasure since April 1, 2011. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have gotten me out of my misery at least for a long weekend. .

    • Lucy Basett

      Sorry Victor and no Bruce no more. I am with barryblogs and especially Victor on this one. I was at the concert on Friday and seeing that it was Passover and Good Friday on the same day. That made it all the more special. I, like Victor treated myself to seeing the Boss in person to help get me out of my financial funk caused by the rampant greed that has gripped our country for the last 30 years. I like Bruce because he doesn’t serve up the Kool Aide. He speaks to the truth that returns to power. The truth of the human heart and soul. I could not get a ticket because all the scalpers posing as “resale” online venues gobble up all the tickets so fast no true fans have a chance to buy. Then they scalp the tickets for an outrageous profit. It’s the same thing for sports tickets. Through the kindness and the grace of Mr. Springsteen and his band a group of us ollder and loyal fans were rewarded for standing in line for 2 hours with hope in our hearts that we could get in. As the show began we were able to purchase the original priced tickets for exceptional seats because they were the bands comp seats. Bruce may be a 1% er for how much he earns in a dollar abmount, but I tell you he is a 99%er in his heart and soul Victotor, I’m sorry you missed the concert and the point of his whole history as a modern, rockin Woddy Guthrie. When Bruce’s mom came up to dance with him for “Dancin in the Dark” we were all happy to pay the true price of admission for a man who has not forgotten his roots and works damn hard to give the best show he can. That is the working man’s value. You offer a service or make a product and you get paid fairly. When you just make money off the backs of others, you get greedy and no amount of money can make you happy. But in the meantime you crash the ecomony and the 99% keep on paying the bills. Just listen to a few cuts off the “Wrecking Ball” CD. Just listen with an open heart. You might hear the voice of compassion that we all need now to keep us moving forward as “HARD TIMES COME AND HARD TIMES GO AND

      Enjoy the show on Monday Randy. Look ahead a “see” a new job, bedtter than the old one. And I’ll “Meet You in the Land Of Hope and Dreams” THIS TRAIN.
      ALL ABOARD1″

  • Victor

    I’m with the other commenter. Here are 10 reasons why you should stop drinking the Bruce Kool-Aid in easy to read bullet points with video aids:

  • no bruce no mo'

    i am so over bruce. he is part of the 1% singing about the troubles of the 99%. think about it

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