I went to see Bruce last night at the Garden — despite a heavy showing off of the new album Wrecking Ball, the show was outstanding.  Thundercrack and Rosalita were both outstanding, and while I always prefer to hear more of the classic material, he really crushed it.


source: Setlist.fm

Bruce Springsteen — 4/9/2012 Madison Square Garden, NYC setlist
1. Badlands
2. We Take Care of Our Own
3. Wrecking Ball
4. Out In The Street
5. Death To My Hometown
6. My City of Ruins
7. Spirit in the Night
8. Thundercrack
9. Jack Of All Trades
10. Trapped
11. She’s the One
12. Easy Money
13. Waiting on a Sunny Day
14. The Promised Land
15. Apollo Medley
16. Because The Night
17. The Rising
18. We Are Alive
19. Backstreets
20. Land of Hope and Dreams


21. Rocky Ground
22. Rosalita
23. Born To Run
24. Dancing In The Dark
25. 10th Avenue Freeze Out

Category: Music, Weekend

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6 Responses to “Bruce Springsteen, Madison Square Garden, April 9, 2012”

  1. the bankster says:

    nice seats. i assume you weren’t a guest of a sell-side salesman? no disrespect, but seems fair for readers to know, since you’ve posted it and given the tell-it-like-it-is nature of your blog.

  2. bear_in_mind says:

    @the bankster: Really? Those shots don’t look like they’re from either a SkyBox or the front row, so what the hell is your beef, pal?

    @Barry: Thanks for sharing the pics and set-list! Intend to see him on the West Coast. What did you think of the show? A nice tribute to Clarence with his nephew in the horn section?

  3. the bankster says:

    @ bear: where the seats are isn’t relevant. who paid for them is, so long as barry markets himself as an independent wall street commentator. bruce’s nyc concerts are usually packed with middle-aged wall street clients on expensive dates with their brokers. are you hear for hero worship, or to learn?

  4. bear_in_mind says:

    @the bankster: Oh right, it’s the conflict-of-interest angle. I get it. Fair enough, class is in session: please remind me what funds Barry shilled or pimped lately?

  5. zzzz says:

    whats the big deal about his seats?
    they are good-great seats, but not the best, they average 200-500 on stub hub for any major show
    so what?????

  6. Bruce’s lawyer is a client of mine. (Yes, I pay face value for them).

    These are house seats — they are actually great — you can see the stage perfectly, without being on the mash of the GA floor

    Why would a sell side sales guy want anything to do with us? We run long-term managed assets, not Run-N-Gun trading. We don’t generate any commission dollars, we don’t do business with sellside, and everything we buy is based on my own models — not a sales pitch from anyone else.

    Oh, and we are FIDUCIARIES of our clients — meaning we have a legal obligation to put their financial interests ahead of out own.

    You really haven’t been paying attention much, have you?