On this day in 2001, the two Bruces (with apologies to Mr Willis) took to the stage for a surprise “Thunder Road” encore at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. Here’s a download of the performance for you:
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with Bruce Springsteen
Our correspondent John was on the scene and sent this at the time:
Well, last night was a blast!! Bruce, Hornsby that is, was on!! The show rocked, we saw the Boss’ wife in the crowd and knew that Springsteen was in the building. Hornsby even teased a Thunder Road early in the show that created a huge uproar in the building.
Well, the show was very high energy, but when the Boss came out, the roof blew off the theatre!!! We managed to get right down front earlier and the anticipation of Springsteen for the encore was chilling! Bruce came out and they played Spider Fingers and then, out comes the boss for a rockin’ Cadillac Ranch!!
I’ve never seen Springsteen until now, and I’m glad I got to see him in this tiny venue. To tell you the truth, I never really was a huge fan, but I can see why people love the guy, he brings an amazing presence to the stage.
I hope someone circulates some pictures, I saw a few guys with really nice cameras, and believe me there were some awesome poses!! Bruce and Bruce, back to back, with accordion and guitar, on the floor on their backs…it was nuts!!!!
We had some great photos sent to us as well from Lvmusicman and Cory Moran.
from Cory Moran: