E. RUTHERFORD, NJ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Despite traffic problems earlier in the day caused by an overturned tanker, Thursday nights' Bruce Srpingsteen concert at Giants Stadium went over big with fans, wrapping up the end of a sold-out, three-day stint at the mammoth venue.
Rolling Stone waxed rhapsodic about the performance, calling to attention the ease and spontanaity that Springsteen exuded on stage. Gone were the carefully plotted setlists that marked the earlier dates in the tour, replaced by a more freewheeling, improvisational style. While in New Jersey, the Boss was taking requests it seeemed – holding up a sign from a fan that read "Play 'Incident on 57th Street'" Springsteen appeared about to launch into the song, but then after seeing yet another sign, he reportedly said "Ooh, that’s a good one — let’s do that instead" before launching into "Blinded by the Light."
Originally planned for a six night stand at Giant's Stadium, the dates were paired back to three after sales seemed initially soft. They didn't stay soft though and fans-sans-ticket were lined up in droves outside, hoping for a break.
The tour is now heading into its home stretch, with 8 more dates in August before finally winding down at the Harley 105th anniversary concert in Milwaukee on August 30th.
Remaining dates for the Magic tour
8/2 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
8/15 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
8/16 Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
8/18 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
8/19 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
8/21 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
8/23 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
8/24 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
8/30 Milwaukee, WI The Roadhouse at the Lakefront
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers