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So for  those of you who know what it's like to be a Killers fan, there's lots of waiting involved - and I mean lots. My girls (shout out to Red Rover!) got in line at 10:30 am! I got there at around noon and brought my Killers Survival Pack filled with goodies needed for the long wait ahead. Included in the pack: Twinkies and Coca Cola in the old fashioned bottles (in honor of Brandon) various lollipops, Red Bull, Kit Kats, and Teeny Booper Magazines. Some fun ensued while we were in line. There was a fold out poster of the Jonas brothers in the magazine so when people walked by I waved the poster around and told them we were waiting to see the brothers Jonai when they asked.

Once we got inside I ended up being in second row right behind 2 girls I had met at 2 previous shows - so it was nice to be around people I actually knew.

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30 March 2008 @ 08:23 pm
"Even the most intelligent, even the most affluent, among us had vision of a utopia free of parents, P.E. teachers and pop quizzes. Springsteen offered us his version of that place, his promises surrounding us like audio wallpaper - hogging the airwaves of our car radios, piped into our homerooms, pumped into every store in our local indoor shopping mall, encircling us with songs of hot desire and escape... The songs that gave you hope there was a simpler, gentler world out there somewhere, and that the happiness missing from your own backyard could be found in the next town... back when you thought Bruce Springsteen knew a lot about you, as you lay alone in your twin bed with the door slammed shut and the hi-fi turned up to 9."

-Hope Edleman

Man oh man I am loving this book! It's called "It Ain't No Sin To Be Glad You're Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen" and its fucking awesome. Its sort of half biography half "why Bruce Springsteen is so great" and I love it.

Some of the stuff is really endearing. One part talks about the fact that he used to be so shy that once he couldn't even correct a receptionist at Columbia records when she thought he was a messenger so he just sat around in the waiting room until someone recognized him and let him in.

It also helps put alot of things into context in relation to why he had such a great influence on people. In terns of "Born to Run" (the section I just finished) he explains all of the economic and political issues going on in the 70s and how uninspired the music that was being churned out seemed in comparison to that of the previous decade. Basically, this. book. rules.
26 March 2008 @ 09:40 pm
I just saw Mark Ruffalo and his children on my street in front of my apartment. How random.

This is him... in case you didn't know.
11 March 2008 @ 10:57 am

Thank you.
11 March 2008 @ 12:09 am
I just got home from the Bruce Springsteen concert and I think this is the happiest I've ever been. I'm happy not only because I got to see this amazing, amazing man perform live but he did some of my absolute favorite songs: Adam Raised a Cain, Incident on 57th street and Jungleland.

I don't even have the brain power to write a real entry but I thought I'd just throw it out there that this was the best night of my life. I knew I would cry if he played Incident on 57th street (hence why I bought water poof mascara) but it affected me more than I expected. I think I started crying within the first 30 seconds. That song is just so beautiful and to actually hear it being played live is just incredible. There was a nice moment during the song when my sister noticed that I was crying and she put her arm around me and we just swayed to the rest of the song.

I cried a little during Jungleland. That song is so epic - the story, the sax solo, his voice! And it seemed like one of the songs that EVERYONE knew and they wanted him to know. It was beautiful.

This concert was a religious experience. I think I found God -and his name is Bruce Springsteen.
25 February 2008 @ 11:50 am
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26 December 2007 @ 08:42 pm
My mom got me Bruce Springsteen Live 1975-1985 on vinyl for Christmas. It's a set of 5 LPS and its AMAZING. Aside from the songs, in between tracks it has bits where he'll tell the audience some stories. On side 7 right before "The River" he tells this story about when he was a kid that made me cry. So I thought I'd share it (yes I totally transcribed this, that's how much I loved it!):

When I was growing up me and my dad used to go at is all the time. over almost anything . I used to have really long hair. way down past my shoulders. And when i was 17 or 18, oh man he used to hate it. And we got to where we'd fight so much that I'd spend a lot of time out of the house. And in the summertime it wasn't so bad cause it was warm and friends were out. But in the winter I remember staying in downtown and it would get so cold. And when the wind would blow I had this phonebooth i would stay in and I would call my girl for hours at a time just talking to her all night long.  And finally I'd get my nerve up to go home and I'd stand there in the driveway and he'd be waiting there in the kitchen and I'd tuck my hair into my collar and I'd walk in and he'd call me back to sit down with him and the firs thing he'd always ask me is what did i think i was doing with myself. And the worst part about it was I could never explain it to him.

I remember I got in a motorcycle accident once and I was laying up in bed and he had a barber come in and cut my hair and man I can remember telling him that I hated him and I could never ever forget it. And he used to tell me "man I can't wait until the army gets you. When the army gets you they're gonna make a man out of you they're gonna cut all that hair off and they'll make a man out of you."

nd this was in I guess 68 when there was a lot of guys from the neighborhood going to Vietnam. I remember the drummer in my first band coming over to my house with his marine uniform on saying he was going and that he didn't know where it was. And a lot of guys went and a lot of guys didn't come back. And a lot that came back weren't the same anymore. And I remember the day i got my draft notice; I hid it from my folks and 3 days before my physical me and my friends went out and we stayed up all night and we got on the bus to go that morning man we were all so scared. And I went and I failed. I remember coming home after I'd been gone for 3 days. In the kitchen, and my mother and father were sitting there and my father said "where you been?" and I said "I went to take my physical" and he says "what happened?" and I said "they didn't take me" and he said "that's good."

Current Music: Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen