Shows Past: Bruce Springsteen @ Nassau Coliseum, 12.31.80

As I sit listening to this show, I can't recall the last time that rock n' roll sounded this massive, this inspiring, this raw. Every song elicits not only full-body chills, but evokes dreams, community, hope and everything that sometimes only music can do.

Lately I've felt parts of me tearing apart as I watch in horror as the republican party once again utilizes lies, fear and manipulation to make every effort to continue leading this country into the abyss. All that hope and spirit that the Obama campaign injected into this country is being hacked at by McCain and his big business crooks. Yet this Springsteen show makes me believe. It makes me want everyone else to believe. It makes it all feel possible.

For the ones who had a notion, a notion deep inside, that it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive
Bruce Springsteen's "Badlands"

Bruce Springsteen
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
December 31, 1980

Prove It All Night
Spirit In The Night
Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Independence Day
Who'll Stop The Rain
This Land Is Your Land
The Promised Land
Out In The Street
Racing In The Street
The River
Thunder Road
Cadillac Ranch
Sherry Darling
Hungry Heart
Merry Christmas Baby
Candy's Room
Because The Night
4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Fade Away
The Price You Pay
Wreck On The Highway
Two Hearts
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
Held Up Without A Gun
In The Midnight Hour
Auld Lang Syne
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Born To Run
Devil With A Blue Dress
Good Golly Miss Molly
C.C. Rider
Jenny Take A Ride
I Hear A Train / Devil With A Blue Dress (Reprise)
Twist And Shout
Raise Your Hand