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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Izod Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Kris DiLorenzo, Rock's Backpages, May 2009

A SPRINGSTEEN HOMECOMING is always a big deal, and this time there were only two shows, in a smaller arena than last summer’s Giants Stadium gigs, so you can imagine how many bodies were packed in per square inch. The area directly in front of the stage was jammed with wristband people–no seats, no room to move, lots of Bruce sweat splashing on them, within grabbing distance of The Messiah.

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