Sunday, October 5, 2008

Springsteen plays for Obama in Philadelphia

It was a beautiful day in Philly as local hero Bruce Springsteen performed a 45-minute acoustic set for the Obama campaign. The crowd filled the Ben Franklin Parkway for five city blocks as the Boss played songs that sounded like prayers, accompanied only by his own guitar and harmonica. Fantastic!

The setlist:

The Promised Land
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Thunder Road
No Surrender
Does this Bus Stop at 82nd St? (with its line "the dope is that there's still hope")
The Rising
This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie, 1940)

Listen to Bruce address the crowd just before he played The Rising (my own upload to youtube!):

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