ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
Night Two just finished, and it included this admist a familar setlist...
Just back from an excellent weekend in Gothenburg, very tired and completely wiped out, but very happy, wish we could have done night 3 also. Highlights for me were the newbie we had along with us and he is now hooked on Bruce said it was amazing and is now looking for Munich tickets, job done. Night 1 I found myself getting emotional during My Hometown, cant explain why though, and I realised that me standing at a Bruce show is on its last legs. Night 2 kicked off with MLWNLYD not an all time favourite of mine but boy did Bruce and the band nail it and put heart and soul into it, but, Racing In The Street was the real highlight, over all the years and all the shows this is only the second time I have caught it, and it was a first timer for my son who has been to many shows in the last 10/12 years. Also got emotional during the first 8 songs, I think I was just wondering is this the end of the line and will I ever get to see this again ? Just glad the the torrential rain (shades of 1983) all but cleared away before show time.
One amusing story from the weekend, in effect we had Sunday as a spare day, so we did river cruise, then went to a rooftop garden for something to eat, got the lift up (boy it was old and slow-bit like me I suppose) where we met a group of fine people from the Malmo area and we had great fun over the evening, time to go home so into the lift and yes it stuck just as it reached the ground floor, nothing would budge it and we heard people banging etc trying to open it, spent about 20 Mins. in there before the manageress arrived with a key to manually open the doors, no harm done just made us even later to bed.
2023-06-26 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
Soundcheck: RACING IN THE STREET / BETTER DAYS
MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / DEATH TO MY HOMETOWN / NO SURRENDER / GHOSTS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / LETTER TO YOU / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / KITTY'S BACK / NIGHTSHIFT / MARY'S PLACE / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RIVER / LAST MAN STANDING / BACKSTREETS / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / SHE'S THE ONE / WRECKING BALL / THE RISING / BADLANDS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
Disappointing. Up until this show, I was one of approx 12,000 people to have been there in person for the last live Racing In The Street.
I'll hang my hat back on the 'one of approx 12,000 people to have been there in person for the last (and so far only) Hunter Of Invisible Game' rack. My hat should be pretty safe there.
2023-06-24 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
Soundcheck: LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / RACING IN THE STREET / LUCKY TOWN / BETTER DAYS
THE TIES THAT BIND / NO SURRENDER / GHOSTS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / LETTER TO YOU / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / LUCKY TOWN / KITTY'S BACK / NIGHTSHIFT / MARY'S PLACE / MY HOMETOWN / THE RIVER / LAST MAN STANDING / BACKSTREETS / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / SHE'S THE ONE / WRECKING BALL / THE RISING / BADLANDS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THUNDER ROAD / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
Very pleasing to see Racing in the Street make an appearance and The River holding on to its spot. I would be very happy if one or both make it to Hyde Park.
No Thunder Road last night but I think, on balance, I would take Racing simply because I have heard TR many more times than Racing. He could, of course, drop Mary's Place or better still, Nightshift, and play both...
Kitty seems to be getting a lot of love so I will try hard to appreciate it more!