When I met my wife in 1993 she was aware of Bruce, but that's about it. It was the Tom Joad album that brought her into the fold, and seeing the tour sealed the deal. She's spent the 25 years of our marriage skirting the line between fan and "one of us, one of us." She knows all of the albums, some better than others, and has attended 15 shows with great enthusiasm. If it was up to her, Bruce would be doing acoustic tours as often as the full band tours. I lean a little in that direction too--damn, those solo shows were out of this world. She draws the line at seeing more than one show per stand. During the Rising tour (maybe her favorite album), Bruce played 2 shows in 3 nights in a town 20 minutes away. I attended the 2nd show without her. Don't get me wrong, she drove hours with me to see 2 other Rising shows. Just none of this twice in one stand stuff, because that would put her in my league. Oh, and there's one other line she refuses to step over. While she very much enjoys the Western Stars album, she refused to see the movie in a theater. Why? "He's wearing a cowboy hat. I refuse to watch Bruce Springsteen wearing a stupid fucking cowboy hat." She shows zero interest in watching the blu-ray. Good lord, I love that woman. Stands by her convictions.