What an amazing week! Two Springsteen concerts within four days. WOW! Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston and Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
I woke up Saturday morning to rain, rain, and more rain. But God must be a Bruce fan because the weather cleared just in time for the show. And what a show! A divine set list…just incredible…Lost in the Flood, Racing in the Street, Growin Up to name a few. The major highlight was Jungleland…a first in the US during the Wrecking Ball tour.
The ghost of Clarence Clemons was definitely in Foxboro last night. I can’t listen to Jungleland without thinking of the Big Man. So, I cried, cried, and cried. It was such an emotional moment. Jake nailed the sax solo. God Bless Jake Clemons! Very large lungs and shoes to fill…and he did it! Uncle Clarence would be very proud.
I pulled my emotions together and really enjoyed the fabulous concert. Fortunately, I had a great seat close to the stage. Of course, I made two signs…sparkly letters and all. I really wanted to hear Candy’s Room and a cover of Dion’s 1961 hit, Runaround Sue. Unfortunately, I didn’t get either one from the Boss BUT…what I did get…well, was something SO inspiring and spot on!
Dobie Gray’s Drift Away. Bruce certainly knows how to pick the perfect request. The lyrics are brilliant…the true meaning of music.
Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away
That is exactly what Springsteen music does for me…it frees my soul…I get lost in the rock and roll and go to another place!
Once again the Boss reminded me of the power of rock and roll.
...a melody can move me
…the guitar’s comin through to soothe me
Bruce rocked it in Foxboro but I “drifted away” from Foxboro with a heavenly Jungleland and an even deeper faith in the power of words and music!