'The Boss' is coming back to St. Paul

'The Boss' is coming back to St. Paul

There are 100 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 27, 2009, titled 'The Boss' is coming back to St. Paul. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will appear at the Xcel Energy Center in May as part of its 2009 World Tour, the band said on Springsteen's Web site today.

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here we go

Saint Paul, MN

#88 Feb 1, 2009
Wouldn't pay a dime for anything of Neil Young's, and it has nothing to do with politics :)

You guys are making this an interesting discussion! My two cents is, I don't want to pay $100 for a ticket for entertainment, and then be lectured to, no matter what the message is. I expect to be ENTERTAINED. It's so very unclear to me why an entertainer would think so highly of him or herself to think otherwise. Like everyone else, they need to just to their jobs.
here we go

Saint Paul, MN

#89 Feb 1, 2009
Monk wrote:
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Cool. I tried to get my kids to go see Ozzy but had no takers. His cell phone
commericial where's he mumbles so bad he has to text message, had me on
the floor. Never saw Bruce but saw Cooper 40 years ago. Music is my therapy
but who needs social statements and musicians with agendas. No thanks.
Sounds like we should share downloads....
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#90 Feb 1, 2009
hmmmm wrote:
For all you who write negative comments, i am wondering why you took the time to read the article? The headline was clear "The Boss is coming back to St Paul". Personally, when i see a headline of a band that is going to perform that i do not like or am tired of, i just DO NOT CLICK on that article. Much less take the time to post negative comments. Get a life!

Who cares what you do when you see an article? I certainly don't.

Personally, I would draw the boss' sellout album as born in the usa. Read his early lyrics and its poetic genius. Dude's muse split years ago, he hosed around on his wife, and now he's gone from being a rebel to a wealthy political parrot for the democratic party.

I'd sooner spin born to run for the thousandth time than pay hundreds of dollars see him complain about bush and global warming while I sit through the recent decades of mediocrity waiting till he plays his good old stuff.
Monk

Minneapolis, MN

#91 Feb 1, 2009
here we go wrote:
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Sounds like we should share downloads....
The last guitar player I could afford to see was Joe Bonamassa at the Zoo last
year. The kid is incredible. There's lots of his stuff on YouTube. It rained like an sob.
The Boss is on the Superbowl 1/2 time right nhow. Not his finest moment.
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#92 Feb 1, 2009
here we go wrote:
Wouldn't pay a dime for anything of Neil Young's, and it has nothing to do with politics :)
You guys are making this an interesting discussion! My two cents is, I don't want to pay $100 for a ticket for entertainment, and then be lectured to, no matter what the message is. I expect to be ENTERTAINED. It's so very unclear to me why an entertainer would think so highly of him or herself to think otherwise. Like everyone else, they need to just to their jobs.

It seems odd that professional entertainers almost universally feel compelled to insult and alienate that 50% of americans who don't have liberal political views. And to them, in a seemingly completely unrelated matter, their industry is losing audience and money.

Back in the golden age of hollywood, most of the talent, writers, and directors where card-carrying communists, but the studio heads kept the politics in the movies at a low enough level that the movies were entertaining in their own right.

Not to get too philosophical, but the best art reflects life's eternal truths and tensions, and the leftist script of victim, persecutor, and rescuer, is bad art--predictable, ham-handed, preachy, and most damning of all, doesn't reflect real life.

Anyway, I used to worship the boss, but now he's an elderly hypocrite playing the music of a talented young man--long absent from the scene.
Archie Anderson

AOL

#93 Feb 1, 2009
Monk wrote:
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The last guitar player I could afford to see was Joe Bonamassa at the Zoo last
year. The kid is incredible. There's lots of his stuff on YouTube. It rained like an sob.
The Boss is on the Superbowl 1/2 time right nhow. Not his finest moment.
Monk:
I switched over to the Simpsons, Absoutley the worst half time show in Superbowl history.

“One word says it all..........”

Since: Sep 08

Flathill

#94 Feb 1, 2009
Springsteen says his deal with WalMart was a mistake. He will still put the money he gets into the bank, though. He is so devoted to his anger that his whole act just annoys me. I muted the TV when the first half ended. The superbowl halftime shows are never much good. The opening was very good, though. America and The National Anthem were bothe done beautifully, I thought.
Marxist Hater

Orange Park, FL

#95 Feb 1, 2009
Springsteen is a washed up socialist supporting no-talent wuss.
Elton John is more of a man than Bruce Springsteen.
Monk

Minneapolis, MN

#96 Feb 1, 2009
Archie Anderson wrote:
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Monk:
I switched over to the Simpsons, Absoutley the worst half time show in Superbowl history.
That music at halftime must be the kiss of death for musicians..
It was so bad I needed a cigarette and I quit in 1976....
City Woman

Minneapolis, MN

#97 Feb 1, 2009
Bob the Bilderberg wrote:
There's nothing more pathetic and hypocritical than a millionaire "populist." Hey pal, if you're so concerned about the plight of the people, there's nothing stopping you from writing a check, now is there? You can afford it more than most, right?
How do you know he doesn't?

He's always been a populist, long before he was as popular as he is now. Even in the earliest days, his songs were about regular people struggling with their lives.
City Woman

Minneapolis, MN

#98 Feb 1, 2009
Monk wrote:
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That music at halftime must be the kiss of death for musicians..
It was so bad I needed a cigarette and I quit in 1976....
The beginning was SO cheesy. "For the next 12 minutes, we're going to rock you" or whatever it was he said. "Step away from the guacamole?!?" Seriously?
Monk

Anoka, MN

#99 Feb 1, 2009
City Woman wrote:
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How do you know he doesn't?
He's always been a populist, long before he was as popular as he is now. Even in the earliest days, his songs were about regular people struggling with their lives.
And Springsteen himself struggled long
and hard to make it as a musician. His
career was on life support more than
once. Maybe there's a disconnect when
they become millionaires or the personal
struggle is gone. Time to move on like
Bill Gates. Bono and U2 should probably
hang it up as well as Neil Young. Nobody lasts forever in any profession.
Dylan proved that over and over again.

“The Lord of Sound Logic.”

Since: Nov 08

Minneapolis, MN

#100 Feb 2, 2009
Monk wrote:
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And Springsteen himself struggled long
and hard to make it as a musician. His
career was on life support more than
once. Maybe there's a disconnect when
they become millionaires or the personal
struggle is gone. Time to move on like
Bill Gates. Bono and U2 should probably
hang it up as well as Neil Young. Nobody lasts forever in any profession.
Dylan proved that over and over again.
Springsteen wasn't of very strong voice at the Super Bowl, and reached a long ways back for most of the selections. As City Woman said, kinda cheesy, but he's wont to personalize his songs in concert anyway. Not even near the top of super bowl performers. Jennifer Hudson did a GREAT job on the anthem tho, didn't she.
Best Super Bowl performer, imo: Prince.
Best Super Bowl costume malfunction: Janet.

Ever notice that since Janet, the Super Bowl performers have all been people that no one wants to see have a costume malfunction?
Monk

Anoka, MN

#101 Feb 2, 2009
hudaful wrote:
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Springsteen wasn't of very strong voice at the Super Bowl, and reached a long ways back for most of the selections. As City Woman said, kinda cheesy, but he's wont to personalize his songs in concert anyway. Not even near the top of super bowl performers. Jennifer Hudson did a GREAT job on the anthem tho, didn't she.
Best Super Bowl performer, imo: Prince.
Best Super Bowl costume malfunction: Janet.
Ever notice that since Janet, the Super Bowl performers have all been people that no one wants to see have a costume malfunction?
The whole Bowl is so overhyped. Yea, the opening music was awesome. If that doesn't make you proud and inspired, nothing will. People were raving about the Boss' performance as well, so who
am I to get down on him, or there's no
accounting for people's taste- take your pick. Monk
here we go

Saint Paul, MN

#102 Feb 2, 2009
I was actually kind of worried about him during Born to Run. Is there something wrong with him? He coulen't sing it at all! Other than that, with the exception of the shameless, and bad glimpse of his new release (can't blame the guy for trying), I thought he was pretty cool!

I miss the old Boss days when I had myself convinced I was going to marry him.....
mm mm mm

Saint Paul, MN

#103 Feb 2, 2009
He looks good for 59.
just wondering

Saint Paul, MN

#104 Feb 2, 2009
Marxist Hater wrote:
Springsteen is a washed up socialist supporting no-talent wuss.
Elton John is more of a man than Bruce Springsteen.
Are you ALL righties in the closet or what?

“The Lord of Sound Logic.”

Since: Nov 08

Minneapolis, MN

#105 Feb 2, 2009
just wondering wrote:
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Are you ALL righties in the closet or what?
They're not all in the closet. Some travel and can be found in airport restrooms.
sheepy

Minneapolis, MN

#106 Feb 2, 2009
I thought he was slightly flat during Born To Run, but others have told me I'm wrong. On my tiny tv with no surround sound, it is hard to tell.
Fed up with bailing out

Minneapolis, MN

#107 Feb 2, 2009
mm mm mm wrote:
He looks good for 59.
To me he looks no better then someone who has had a hard life. Sorry, he looks rough around the edges.

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