On Saturday (September 11th) Bruce Springsteen took the stage of Asbury Park, New Jersey's Stone Pony club to play a fundraiser for his son Evan's university, Boston College. According to rumors, private ticket prices ran as high as $25,000 for the intimate 24-song show. Springsteen was backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band, with Max Weinberg on drums. Also joining "The Boss" throughout the standing-room-only gig was longtime friend -- and Jersey Shore music legend -- Southside Johnny.
Backstreets.com posted that covers included versions of Wilson Pickett's "634-5789" and "In The Midnight Hour," Moon Mullican's "Seven Nights To Rock," the Isley Brothers' "Twist And Shout," and Sam Cooke's "Havin' A Party." Springsteen closed the show with an acoustic version of "Thunder Road."
We asked Springsteen if it's gotten tougher putting himself through such strenuous workouts every time he hits the stage: "The show was always very physical, and I've had people ask me -- they say, 'Wow, wasn't that really hard?' I said it was as hard as it used to be to do it, but it wasn't any harder, you know? (laughs) It was always kind of hard, so it was. . . It was as hard as that, but I wouldn't say that it was any harder."
Bruce Springsteen's setlist at The Stone Pony -- Saturday, September 11th:
"Working On The Highway"
"My Lucky Day"
"Seven Nights To Rock"
"Spirit In The Night"
"Working On A Dream"
"In The Midnight Hour" (with Southside Johnny)
"Talk To Me" (with Southside Johnny)
"The Fever" (with Southside Johnny)
"I Don't Want To Go Home" (with Southside Johnny)
"4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
"Havin' A Party" (with Southside Johnny)
"Born To Run"
"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"
"Detroit Medley" (with Southside Johnny)
"Twist And Shout"