How My Life Has Been Impacted By A Rock-And-Roll Shaman
On his 2014 High Hopes tour, I saw eight Bruce Springsteen concerts in the southeastern United States. On the road, I made some very dear new friends, had endless adventures, and most of all, discovered and fell in love with a whole new level of Bruce.
Starting with Pittsburgh on January 16, 2015, I was off and running again on The River Tour.
After my father, more than any other single artist or musician or teacher or anything, Bruce Springsteen has had the greatest influence of my life. It’s hard to explain why. Herein you can find random ramblings about Bruce, about my feelings about him, about my experiences on tours.
It was the morning of April 21st and I was sitting in the room in Raleigh that I had rented through Airbnb. My new friend (Liz, from Israel) who I had not yet met in person, had just texted me that she knew someone with an extra General Admission ticket for the...read more
At the Raleigh show, on Thursday, April 24, I met a bunch of very cool people, including three women who became my tour family. I am pretty sure that I will be friends with them for the rest of my life. I actually first had contact with them online, through...read more
I'm back! I know the whole idea was to blog about my Bruce adventure while I was in it, but you probably noticed—that didn't happen. It turns out that seeing eight (yes, 8) Bruce shows means a hell of a lot of driving and not a lot of writing. Um, make that NO...read more
I am mid-adventure. Time for a pause. Time to give great appreciation to the mysterious force of synchronicity. As I planned this trip, I followed my intuition to stay this past week Sunday to Friday in an Airbnb in Raleigh. It was near a Ruby Tuesdays. I've never...read more
Charlotte was an amazing show. Really. I'm still a newbie to Bruce's shows (though I've been a huge fan since 1975) but even the old-timers apparently are saying it was kinda phenomenal. I'm not going to do reviews (not my thing) but I do love sneaking iPhone shots...read more
The Charlotte show is a story best told in pictures. I did interview lots of fans, but I gotta say – mostly it was kind of the same old story. I don’t think I’m a very creative interviewer. Taking photos is much more fun. First I was in Fitzgerald's, a bar down the...read more
I realized after I wrote the Nashville Fans post that I forgot my very first interview couple - these two were so charming and sweet and real and I was so pleased with my first "fan on the street" interview that I can't believe I left them off. I think it's because...read more
My interviewing adventures started at about 2:15 P.M. when I walked up to the G.A. ticket wristband line, and I met Marta and Magela from Spain. I had arranged via the Backstreets ticket exchange board to buy my G.A. ticket from Marta. All I knew was she was coming...read more
Okay, followers of Following Bruce - the HOLY JOURNEY has begun! I am not sure how to even begin to convey what has already occurred. Miracles? yup! New friendships? check! Got in the "pit" at my first show? YES I DID!!! Last night was nothing short of life-altering....read more