Bruce and E Street played Tulsa last night, returning to Oklahoma for the first time in 31 years. To commemorate, he kept new songs to minimum (playing only four from the new album) and took several requests from the crowd:
Bruce greeted the crowd: “So glad to be in Oklahoma! The last time we played here…” He left it hanging as the crowd cheered, the clear implication being, have we ever played Oklahoma? Well, yeah, but not since the 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town tour in Norman. So in a way, Springsteen gave ’em the Born in the U.S.A. show they never got. (Source)
Fans have been referring to the tour thus far as “The Recession Tour,” as they’ve been playing plenty of songs each night reflecting our fucked economy. And songs to help pick us up. In two weeks, the Church of Springsteen rolls into Boston for a two-night revival. Oh Mars will be there on the second night, he’s in ferocious need of a soul hug.