The Halftime Show…Quick Review


And so, after innumerable club dates at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, The Bottom Line in NYC, the Main Lion outside of Philly, Bruce and his band play arguably the biggest stage of them all.

The Super Bowl.

It was a tight 12-minute set. Four songs – 10th Avenue Freeze Out, Born To Run, Working On A Dream, Glory Days.

A little contrived at times….the slide into the camera (which looked like a hard landing), the whole “we’re going into overtime, Stevie” complete with the mock official…but for the most part, they brought it big time. I liked the opening silouette of Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons on the left and The Boss on the right. Reminiscent of the 1975 “Born To Run” album cover shoot (shot by the aweome Eric Meola) it was a nice intro to a whole new world of fans. And I like the song selection, but I have to say, I was surprised at the “Glory Days” inclusion. Didn’t expect that.

And, I was happy to see that classic guitar – his ’52 Esquire that was is a build of two different models….A Telecaster body with an Esquire neck that he bought in Belmar, New Jersey. That guitar has been with Bruce for over 30 years. What a piece of equipment.

So, yes, it was fun to see the finest of New Jersey Ambassadors on the big stage, once again. He and the band brought it, and they brought it JerseyStyle.

But I do wonder….did Bruce and Clarence and Stevie and Max and Nils and the others…did they, at any time they were on the Super Bowl stage, think back to those cold March nights so long ago, with the wind whipping down the Asbury Park boardwalk, fingers cold, lugging their gear into The Stone Pony, there at the corner of Second and Ocean, did they ever think they would be here? In the hopes that one day they could could cut someplace of our own
With these drums and these guitars


Yes, maybe they did. Maybe they did.

© Mark V. Krajnak 2009 | JerseyStyle Photography | All rights Reserved Unless otherwise noted, images captured with a Canon 20D, SanDisk digital film, finished with PS2 and Nik Software.

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