Demon Wolf Posted July 29, 2012 Share Posted July 29, 2012 What can I say? Holy shit is probably the words I need to use. Two absolutely extraordinary concerts, breaking the attendance record twice at Ullevi with 66000+ both nights.-Friday-Setlist:The Promised LandProve It All NightCover MeSomething in the NightMy Love Will Not Let You DownWe Take Care of Our OwnWrecking BallDeath to My HometownMy City of RuinsSpirit in the NightGirls in Their Summer ClothesJack of All TradesYoungstownMurder IncorporatedJohnny 99Working on the HighwayDarlington CountyShackled and DrawnWaitin' on a Sunny DayDrive All NightThe RisingRadio NowhereBadlands* * *We Are AliveBorn in the U.S.A.Born to RunRosalitaSeven Nights to RockDancing in the DarkTenth Avenue Freeze-outTwist and Shout...3:45 minutes running time. Stunning concert, audience was his from the get go. Sound was a bit iffy the first few numbers but was quickly sorted out. Such a joy to see Promised Land open the show, one of my favourite songs. All the new songs went down a storm, with My City Of Ruins from The Rising being the definite highlight of the first half. Simply stunning.Youngstown was also out of this world, Nils Lofgren delivered a wonderful guitar solo. Then there were a few less stellar numbers starting with Murder Inc thru Darlington County, which made the show lose some momentum. But with Shackled And Drawn and Waiting On A Sunny Day, the concert was right back on track, culminating in the best performance of the night with Drive All Night. A simply magical moment with thousands and thousands of smartphones lighting up the Swedish night.The rest of the night was a frenzy, it was just pure happiness. It had everything. Roy Bittan doing a piano solo with Bruce's head (!), girls on stage for Dancing In The Dark and of course it ended with the stadium breaker, Twist & Shout."Let's test this motherfucker!" In 1985 when Springsteen played at Ullevi, they had to close the stadium for repairs after his concert.Unbelievable night, did not for a moment think it could be surpassed but I was wrong...-Saturday-Setlist:Who'll Stop the RainThe Ties That BindOut in the StreetDownbound TrainI'm Goin' DownMy Lucky DayLost in the FloodWe Take Care of Our OwnWrecking BallDeath to My HometownMy City of RuinsIt's Hard to Be a Saint in the CityFrankieThe RiverBecause the NightLonesome DayHungry HeartShackled and DrawnWaitin' on a Sunny DayWhere the Bands AreBackstreetsBadlandsLand of Hope and Dreams* * *Thunder RoadBorn in the U.S.A.Born to RunRamrodDancing in the DarkTenth Avenue Freeze-outJunglelandTwist and Shout...Running time - 3:42Not only did he switch out 19 (!) songs from the night before, he delivered a performance that can not even be described. I keep trying to think of things to say, but words are not enough. Gothenburg had massive rainfall during the entire day, but a few minutes before he came on, it stopped, never to return.An absolute party from start to finish, with plenty of poignant moments and rarities thrown in for good measure. A superb setlist of crowd pleasers too, Because The Night being a definitive highlight. Nils Lofgren once again delivered a spectacular guitar solo.Almost started crying when Backstreets was performed, such an amazing song. Incredibly powerful performance.The encore was just as crazy as the night before, and as Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out echoed away, you thought it was all over... but Bruce came back to the mic and said a few words about the late great Clarence Clemons."Clarence always had a special connection to Sweden," and then: "We haven't rehearsed this, but this is for you... and for the Big Man."And then...Jungleland.Some wrong notes on the violin in the intro but otherwise the performance was out of this world. Jake Clemons, nephew of the Big Man, delivered a note for note perfect rendition of the iconic sax solo, and all around people were crying and/or standing in awe, me included.First time it has ever been performed since Clarence passed away. Bruce embraced Jake afterwards and they both appeared to be in tears. Even Roy Bittan came down from his piano piedestal to praise him.Ended once again with Twist & Shout, a rousing rendition which had the entire stadium jumping so much I thought it'd break again.Sorry for this mostly incoherent, adjective-laden post but words can not do justice as to what I just witnessed.Whatever you do, go see the man before it's too late. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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