Bruce Springsteen Appreciation Day at HiFi Lounge on August 10th :-)

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And now for something a little Different :)

I know that this won't be for everybody and I could well end up sitting on my own all day but I thought if I've got a HiFi Shop then I may as well mix 2 of my loves, HiFi and Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band to create an open day with a difference.

Some of you may well know that I’m a little bit of a Bruce fan, 70+ gigs since my first one on July 4th 1985, (that first Bruce gig really did change my life and gave me a real appreciation of live music) also managed to book 8 so far for this year, the Wembley Stadium show last weekend went straight into my top 3 shows, amazing night, there really is nothing better than a Bruce gig.

Anyway the idea is that we have got some real reference kit at HiFi Lounge so why not use it to showcase who I consider to be the best singer, songwriter and live entertainer the world has ever seen, yes I think it is fair to say that it will be a slightly biased day :) So on August 10th HiFi Lounge will be holding our first Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band Appreciation day :)

It is at the early stages of planning at the moment, needless to say it will be a mini Bruce festival with nothing other than Bruce being played all day through our reference HiFi system consisting of the awesome £16,100 PMC MB2 SE speakers and also using over £60,000 worth of Bryston and Naim electronics to power them, the new award winning Rega RP8 turntable will be spinning some Bruce vinyl, so it really will be a great opportunity to hear Bruce on some top kit, we will also power up the JVC X55 Projector for some live footage of the boss in action on our 120” screen.

I am thinking that we will play 2-3 albums in their entirety, if I have my way it will be E-Street Shuffle and Asbury Park to start with, then we could maybe do a couple of hours or requests, then fire up the Projector for some of our favourite Bruce live and video moments, I will work out a timetable and put it up nearer the time, if anyone has any ideas please let me know, but be warned I could see it going on late into the evening.

It goes without saying that if you have any rare material you’d like to hear or think anyone else would like to see or hear please feel free to bring it along, and if by some fluke the sun comes out we can open up the gardens to give everyone a chance to mingle and swap Bruce stories, saying that I can’t remember the last hot and sunny outdoor Bruce event I went to so I guess it will be safer to expect rain.

So as you can see this is a total indulgence on my part but with Bruce doing some of the best shows of his life at the moment and with the iminent release of the movie ‘Springesteen and I’ I thought it would be a great time to hold this open day and a great way to ease the blues of the European tour being over and discuss the various highlights we all had from the Wrecking Ball tour, I’m still buzzing from hearing ‘Lost In a FLood’ live, and to talk about any other Bruce stories we may have, like when I met him in London a couple of years ago for the showing of ‘The Promise’, actually we could show ‘The Promise’ if anyone would like to see it.

On the off chance that anyone would like to come can you please e-mail me on paul@hifilounge.co.uk with any other ideas so I can get an idea of what everyone would like the day to entail that would be great.

If we can make this a success then it would be great to think that it could possibly become a yearly event, but for now please put August 10th in your diary as it would be great to see any other fellow Bruce fans at HiFi Lounge for our appreciation day.

Cheers,

BBBRRRUUUUUUUUCCCEEE :)

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Thanks guys, had some really positive feedback since mentioning this last night, really can't wait to crack on with the planning now :^

That was one hell of a birthday present sazeracrye, one of the best Bruce gigs ever in my opinion :)

Roll on Coventry tomorrow.

 

lstanley

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You lucky, lucky...play it loud and maybe I'll be able to hear it. That Coventry gig sounds great too, especially the Born to Run album in its entirety

 

Tel

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Coventry was amazing.

Not got home yet so will do a review later. We got the whole of Born to Run album. Bruce on top form!

 

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Saw him Tuesday evening in Glasgow, the man is a legend, just outstanding, 3 1/2 hour set, don't think I've ever seen anyone enjoy what they do for a living more! Wish I could make it along, unfortunately I'll be in Singapore (with my facemask!) Have a great day.

 

i_should_coco

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Indeed, absolutely amazing. Don't even know where to start describing it. :rockin: Despite being a big fan, I have managed to avoid seeing him live until now. Now I know what I've been missing. :doh:

 
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Indeed, absolutely amazing. Don't even know where to start describing it. :rockin: Despite being a big fan, I have managed to avoid seeing him live until now. Now I know what I've been missing. :doh:
And you got the whole of Born to Run, you jammy sod Pete.

 
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You waited a long time to lose your Bruce Live virginity.

I was knackered after I lost mine.

Had to find a bar & have a smoke.

 

Tel

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And already Guy and Pete have one over on any Bruce fan who wasn't at Coventry

Last night was the first time Long Time Comin' has ever been played live with the E Street Band

 

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Last nights gig really was something else in my opinion.

We were at the back of the pit to the left and the atmosphere was amazing, the crowd were so up for it, there was 5 us and we ended up dancing with at least another 10 fans most of the night, feeling it today though, I'm not as young as I used to be, but for the whole show everyone was grinning from ear to ear with big hugs at the end from total strangers, the perfect Bruce gig, I have rarely, if ever gone to better.

I don't normally liked to be proved wrong but I thought Wembley was one of the best shows I've been to and probably wouldn't be bettered on this tour but I felt Coventry really trumped it, and if I'm honest I wasn't expecting anything special from Coventry, but Bruce seemed to be so up for it and bought so much energy to the stage, you could just tell he was having fun and was so relaxed.

I thought '2 Hearts' with Little Steven was fantastic, the whole of BTR was superb, especially Jungleland as ever, 'We Are Alive' bought tears to my wife's eyes, its here favourite song, and I don't think I have ever enjoyed 'Born In The USA' so much, really hoping now for the whole of Born In The USA for Hard Rock Calling, there were just so many highlights for me but I won't go on too much, I really need to get on with some work unfortunately.

I also thought it is a nice touch when Bruce just brings the original E-Street members to the front of the stage to take a bow but now includes Jake, after last night performance, especially during BTR I really though he deserved that.

Roll on London Calling next week so we can do it all over again :D

 

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To get ready for my Bruce Open Day I decided to have a Bruce Tattoo ;-)

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Ok, its only a stick on but it has got me thinking I have to say.

 

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