Monday, December 15, 2008

30 Years Ago

Thirty years ago today, Bruce Springsteen played a concert at Winterland in San Francisco. The concert was broadcast live on FM radio, and I remember listening to it in my room on that wintry Friday night (though stupidly, not taping it). It's one of a handful of Springsteen concerts that can rightly be called legendary, and in all likelihood one of the three of four greatest shows he has ever performed - which means it is one of the greatest rock concerts in the history of rock itself.

Thanks to the miracle of Wolfgang's Vault, the complete concert can be streamed and listened to on your computer. It's well worth your time - the amazing performance of "Prove It All Night" is worth the price of admission alone.

Steven Rubio, who has seen a lot more Bruce concerts than I have, writes about the show here. One thing to note - the embedding of Wolfgang's Vault songs is problematic when you're using Internet Explorer, so don't scratch your head if you see "The Traveler" embedded instead of the Bruce songs which Steven references. Move over to Firefox, and you'll see what was intended.

1 comment:

Mon-sewer Paul Regret said...

Thanks, Jeff. Yes, I've finally given up on trying to figure out how the various browsers treat stuff from Wolfgang's. For those few who use it, Google Chrome works OK, as well as Firefox.