I sweat just like Bruce! I sweat just like a man’s man who’s beloved by millions and an occasional embarrassment to bandmates who think he should commit his rocking in a much lower range!
I know this sounds narrow-minded and classist, but never once in my lifetime have I imagined Bruce on a boat wearing chinos. 100% a mistake on my part!
For a friend
I had a friend once who never understood what it was about Bruce Springsteen, so I am not surprised we are no longer friends. Don't make this same mistake! Here he is improvising in front of a bunch of Germans with a necktie tucked inside his shirt, for some reason.
May you find as much joy in anything as he does in performing for an audience.
From Born to Run, Chapter 66: The Rising:
Our band was built well, over many years, for difficult times. When people wanted a dialogue, a conversation about events, internal and external, we developed a language that suited those moments. We were there. It was a language that I hoped would entertain, inspire, comfort and reveal. The professionalism, the showmanship, the hours of hard work are all very important, but I always believed that it was this dialogue, this language, that was at the heart of our resiliency with an audience.
No time to dig deep this week, but it's not a classic for nothing. They're both such babies!