Bruce Springsteen - Bruce Springsteen Returns To New Orleans For Emotional Jazz Festival Set30 April 2012
Bruce Springsteen Returns To New Orleans For Emotional Jazz Festival Set
Part-way through the set, Huffington Post reports, Springsteen asked the enormous crowd "Anybody here back in 2006?" The crowd roared. Springsteen answered them. "This is a song about calling on ghosts and spirits and asking them to speak. And we're in such a strong city of spirits, and such a strong city of so many ghosts, ghosts that have been powerful enough to haunt the rest of the nation and guard this town. And so we ask the spirits to inform us. To provide strength and faith to the living." According to today's report from the Telegraph (April 30, 2012), the veteran rocker's two-and-a-half-hour closing set had fans staking out their vantage points in the crowd as soon as the gates opened.
The New Orleans blues legend Dr John also joined Bruce and the E Street Band onstage, playing along to the R&B classic 'Something You Got' and 'Oh Mary, Don't You Weep.' It was a moment that ensured that this emotional festival headlining set will be remembered just as fondly as his legendary moment in 2006, which encapsulated the mood of the post-Katrina city.
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