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TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Musician Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

I recently posted about the high price of Bruce Springsteen tickets and how a New Jersey Congressman was proposing legislation to address the issue.

Surprisingly to me, I received quite a few responses in my inbox so I thought I’d share a couple.

I’d posted this old ticket stub. It apparently brought back fond memories of concerts past and fury for the current concert ticket situation.

My first Springsteen show.

I heard from a woman who grew up in Queens NY. She shared that she has all her old concert ticket stubs in her attic including one from a ’75 Springsteen show at Nassau Community College in Long Island.

I’m not using her name per her request but here’s what she wrote about that show:

THAT SHOW was the night he played the debut: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town !!”  THAT SHOW is the live recording of that song we’ve heard all these years and I was there !  They were all great & “Big Man” was on fire! Everyone in the audience was on their feet – cheering, singing, clapping, rockin’ ! I believe this was right around the time he appeared on the covers of Time & Newsweek mags on the same week – so he was on the threshold of greatness !

I also heard from Ken from Maine. He worked the show from my vintage posted ticket stub!

He said he had a couple Springsteen stories which of course piqued my interest so I called him up!

Here’s our conversation:

I also received a righteous rant from a guy from the Columbus Ohio area. He is none too happy with the way ticket sales are being handled. He said by the time he got in for the Springsteen tickets as a “verified member”, the only tickets left were the expensive ones. He said he’s gonna attempt to buy tickets for the Adele show in Vegas for his daughter. Best of luck!

I realize these are different times from when Bruce Springsteen first hit but it’s no secret that incomes haven’t kept up with inflation and we’re still coming out of a two year shut down.

Remember this? I sure do!

Concerts Cancelled

That’s a lot of cancelled shows. I’d hate to think the large ticket companies, concert promoters, managers and artists are trying to make up for lost revenue.

8 Bruce Springsteen Gift Ideas For The Hungriest of Hearts

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Bruce Springsteen is many things. To begin with, he’s one of the best songwriters of all time. To that end, he’s also one of the most iconic live performers ever.

Springsteen has had a career that musicians only dream of nowadays. He’s sold over 140 million albums worldwide. He’s received every major arts honor you can think of, from being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 to receiving the Kennedy Center Honors in 2009. Springsteen’s won 20 Grammy Awards out of his 50 nominations. In 2016, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2021, he was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

For crying out loud, he’s an Emmy short of being an EGOT! He was nominated for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) in 2019 for his Netflix special Springsteen on Broadway. However, Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool won the honor. (That special was brilliant, but we would’ve loved it if the Boss won, if only to clinch the EGOT.)

There truly are very few figures in music history as beloved as The Boss. If you want proof, look no further than the collection of items we assembled here. They include some essential merch and some left-of-center items that we think fans will love.

From books to posters and everywhere in between, here are some Bruce Springsteen gift ideas for the hungriest of hearts. (See what we did there? Yes, we thought it was quite clever.)


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