Beautiful. I love how much Bruce values "I'll See You in My Dreams". Where a selection of fans aren't a fan of its simplistic lyrics, Bruce clearly believes that it's one of his most important pieces of work. Mint.
Gosh, also so sorry to read about your friends berlintramp, I've never heard of husband and wife doing together and as sad as that is, I'm still glad they get to make that choice together. That is sadly beautiful in its own way, just cruel, so cruel they have to make the choice in the first place.
I don't do well with aging at all. Not healthy since there's nothing I can do about it but I've felt old since turning 21. I'm only going to be waaaaayyy worse with it now. I hate obsessing about shit I can't control.
He did look thin and he did look and sound a little strained but context is all - this was a monumentally sad occasion and his approach to it and choice of song were perfect.
Ageing is a bugger - you think you can sail on as you always have but, from my experience, as my husband and many of my friends turn 70, it creeps up on you in a way it didn't when you turn 60 or 65. We all wish we could see the Bruce we had 10/15 years ago but we can't and we have to be thankful that he is still here and still working.
Well, I think it's normal he's aging, he's no Benjamin Button....
This was a modest and humble performance, a melancholy reflection...
The occasion was so somber, and the song he had picked, that combined made him look fragile. Maybe more than he really is.
I will refrain from giving any additional opinions about his physical form until I see him perform in a normal environment. This anniversary was so emotionally heavy that it demanded such an approach. I think it was perfect.
Our magic fades as time goes on. What remains is what is in our soul.
My take on it is that Bruce Springsteen turned up to pay a very personal, emotional tribute, rather than 🎷🎸🎼BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN🎼🎸🎷🥁 and his magic trick. And I’m fine with that.
Reading other boards I'm shocked Bruce could barely sing a note and hold a guitar, I haven't watched it yet but apparently he's so frail and thin and on the brink of disappearing into dust with his voice and appearance combined. .
my heart is bursting. Listening to him so haltingly. so much time has passed and yet it is still so sad.
seems like we awakened the darkest parts of our selves that day.
I pray for peace now.
no words on this day.
I think it was an appropriate selection for the occasion. It made me sad because all the pain from twenty years ago rose up again. And it made me sad to hear him sing with such a thin, reedy voice. Aging before our eyes.
I love this song, hope to hear it live one day.
Listening to If I Was The Priest now... I'll be OK. 😊
I watched this once again now, 1 am, alone, after I've had a few glasses of wine.... 😭
I wanted to write about this moment in some way.
That's rather wonderful.
That final ‘death is not the end’. Such conviction: a raw, naked defiance.
Perfect. Dunno how he keeps it together. I couldn’t.
Oh Bruce ❤️
Put me in the "I love this song" group too. Very nice from Bruce!
Beautiful, elegant, and respectful. I know why I love him so much...