February 16, 2016
Brisbane, QLD Australia
It's our last day in Brisbane. After breakfast in the hotel lobby we pack up our stuff and get things organized to head home on Friday.
Around 12:30, our tummies are started to grumble so we walk down the hill to Mr. Edward's Alehouse for lunch. I know, we've already eaten there but the food and beers were so good. If I lived in Brisbane-this would be my go to place!
Again, they were slammed with folks on their lunch break. We thought we had timed it to miss most of the lunch crowd but no such luck. I had the wild mushroom and chicken pasta and Jay had the swordfish. We are now properly fueled for night 2 of BRUCE!
We hang in the room continuing to pack and organize for a early morning check out on Friday. At 3:30 we shower, change and head to the train station.
We're a bit earlier tonight and closer to the door in the pit walk up line. We see some familiar faces from the first night and meet some really nice people. I finally get to meet a family from Ireland that I've been trying to see since Albany 2016. (They waited in the roll call line and got right up to the stage.)
Once they open the door, a little after 6 p.m., we're in the arena and head again, to the back of the pit. Tonight we choose stage right, near the camera area.
After the opening with "New York City Serenade", "Working On A Dream" was debuted for the tour.
Next he played "Roll of The Dice" without guitar but playing a mean tambourine.
By now you've heard that Bruce made a teenager's dream come true.
After the crowd recovered from this performance, Bruce and the Band rolled out "Out in The Streets."
Followed by "No Surrender" and the crowd-surfing "Hungry Heart"
Once back on stage, Bruce announced to the crowd "I got someone's cell phone." He said he'd leave it backstage after the show for the owner to collect.
Bruce played the haunting "American Skin (41 shots)"; Jake has taken to hands-up during this song and it just gives me goose bumps.
"Rosalita" brings the crowd back to jumping, dancing and laughing.
The show closes with "Thunder Road" and the crowd goes wild.
More photos from the show: CLICK HERE
I hope this isn't the last night of Bruce Springsteen WITH the E Street Band for me.
Only time will tell.
New York City Serenade
Working on a Dream
Roll of the Dice
Long Time Comin’
Out in the Street
Follow That Dream
American Skin (41 Shots)
The Promised Land
I’m On Fire
Because the Night
She’s the One
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)