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OverviewFor the primary time in seven years, Bruce Springsteen (73) confirmed himself on Dutch soil once more on Thursday. Within the Johan Cruijff Enviornment he needed to work exhausting for 2 hours to get the viewers on board, however as soon as he succeeded, the third hour was nothing wanting a triumphal procession.

It’s a quarter previous 9, Bruce Springsteen has been racing by his repertoire like a whirlwind for the previous hour and a half within the Johan Cruijff Enviornment. For the primary time, after twelve songs which can be seamlessly tied collectively, he slows down. He tells the story of George Theiss, with whom Springsteen fashioned his first band on the age of fifteen. The Castiles solely existed for 3 years, from 1965 to 1967. “Fifty years later I used to be on his deathbed,” says Springsteen earlier than he Final man standing stake. A track wherein he concludes that he’s the final one standing.

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Let’s be clear: that appears to stay the case for some time. Primarily based on what Springsteen reveals on the Enviornment on Thursday, nobody has to fret that he will not make it for much longer. For 3 hours he rumbles by the stadium like a musical steamroller, which as soon as once more confirms his poor picture by way of sound high quality. Particularly the jazzy oldies (each from 1973) Kitty’s Again in The E Avenue Shuffle drown in an unfathomable mush of sound.

Tame viewers

The superb band and its predecessor can’t be blamed. Springsteen, as ordinary, works up a sweat to win over his viewers. That may price him numerous effort this night. The stadium is kind of tame and tough to get shifting, even for somebody who’s unsurpassed in interacting with the general public. The American as soon as once more proves himself a grasp in reaching all rows within the area in Amsterdam, nonetheless it takes two hours earlier than the folks within the stands additionally loosen up.

The final hour is propped up by hits and crowd favorites, which Springsteen and his intensive band (many wind gamers and backing singers) pour out over their audiences seemingly carelessly. Badlands, Born within the USA, Born to run, Dancing at nighttime in Glory Days deliver nothing wanting euphoria to the stadium, which is handled to one of many two longest European reveals on this tour.

Though it takes him numerous effort, Bruce Springsteen nonetheless winds the viewers round his finger. © ANP

At 73, Springsteen nonetheless reveals little put on and tear, which is partly attributable to sensible decisions. He doesn’t compromise on interplay along with his viewers, however does make loads much less effort than earlier than on an athletic stage.


He’s an viewers participant pur sang, who winds the stadium round his finger, by, amongst different issues, twice giving up his harmonica to a younger girl within the viewers and giving a plectrum to a boy of about ten years previous. In his mimicry, effectively conveyed on the massive video screens, the seventy-year-old at instances reveals himself to be a younger canine. A mischievous look, mischievous, nearly playful. At different instances he diligently conducts his band, or – simply as simply – his viewers.

Essentially the most particular factor is that Springsteen, in contrast to most of his colleagues, does it fully on his personal; with out laser present, fireworks or particular results. Springsteen is an endangered stay phenomenon in that regard. The excellent news: that phenomenon will return twice within the Netherlands; Saturday within the Enviornment and on June 11 in Landgraaf.

Bruce Springsteen conducts his fans in the Johan Cruijff Arena
Bruce Springsteen conducts his followers within the Johan Cruijff Enviornment © Brunopress

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