The Boss delivers on Valentine’s Day
BRISBANE’S love affair with Bruce Springsteen continued with The Boss delivering a Valentine’s Day date to remember.
The evergreen entertainer started slow, wooing the 13,000-odd fans at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday night with an arrangement of
accompanied by an eight-piece string section.
The reworked track from 1973’s
album has opened most of Springsteen’s Australian shows and clocked in at 12 minutes.
But true to form, The Boss demonstrated no two shows are ever the same, compiling Tuesday night’s setlist on the fly and taking audience requests, plucked from a nowcustomary sea of handwritten cardboard signs.
With a booming “Good evening Brisbane, we’ve got a Valentine’s Day special for you”, Springsteen and the E Street Band launched first into the rocking from the 1992 album of the same name, then a fitting trilogy of love song dedications:
and The audience lapped up this banter as he riffed on
declaring it a day of love and heartbreak, reminding lovers to buy flowers and reflecting on love, loss and making amends once you’ve “blown that one good thing in your life”.
Bruce Springsteen at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre