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Bruce Springsteen Coming to Nationals Park

by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm 22 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

From a press release:

“Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band announced today that they will perform at Nationals Park – home of the Washington Nationals – on Friday, September 14 as an extension of their 2012 ‘Wrecking Ball’ World Tour.

Tickets and parking will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m., online at www.tickets.com and by phone at 888.632.6287. The show will be held rain or shine.”

  • Michael

    A friend of mine went to the Billy Joel/Elton John show here a year or two ago and said that the sound was horrible, and she is by no means an audiophile

    • jcm

      It actually sounded pretty good for opera in the outfield. I had pretty low expectations, though, so maybe that helped.

  • Anonymous

    No word yet on whether he will change the words of a famous song to give it a local flavor …. There’s a darkness on the edge of [Nats]town ….

  • Anonymous

    IMHO, Springsteen is the most overrated figured ever in rock history. I just don’t get why people love his music so much (although I do like the album Nebraska.)

    • MynameisSam

      (jaw dropped to floor). That’s some ballsy talk.

      Smart choice to keep yourself anonymous… ;)

    • KenyonDweller

      +1. As my 5-year-old likes to say, “You’re not the boss of me.”

    • Clarence

      I have to disagree. One thing I have noticed about all of the all time greats, of which I include Springsteen, is that they have a truly unique sound. I would love to go to this show.

    • Anonymous

      No one under 35 will even care he’s coming….

      • Anonymous

        Youth is wasted on the young. I only take comfort in knowing that, god willing, you will get old too.

      • AV

        I’m 23 and I’m honestly really excited about this. But what do I know…

      • Anonymous

        I’ll be 42 in a month and I’m not a fan.

      • BooHiss!!

        Mostest wrongest dislikeiest comment on PoP of all time. Yes, this 30yr old just said all of those superlatives.

        SO EXCITED! BRUUUUCE!!

      • Anonymous

        You’re way off base with this comment. Every single Bruce fan I know is under the age of 30 and they are huge fans.

    • Anon20009

      Just goes to show how tastes differ – I think ‘Nebraska’ is Springsteen’s weakest effort yet. For what it’s worth.

    • caballero

      Overrated? Yes.
      The most overrated in rock history? Nah.
      Who is wildly overrated today? The Arcade Fire.

      • KenyonDweller

        God, I may hate Arcade Fire more than Springsteen.

        • Anonymous

          I love Springsteen but don’t know who arcade fire is, which might prove the guy’s point about me being old. Damnit.

      • Anonymous

        Arcade Fire was last cool when you had to order their first album as an import because it hadn’t been released in the U.S. yet.

    • Michael

      ^^^This is something that someone whose favorite Springsteen album is “Nebraska” would say.

  • Christopher

    If you want to go–and I really think you should–be online as soon as tickets go on sale. DC is notorious for problems with scalpers and bots buying up all the tickets for big name shows. I tried to get tickets to Springsteen at the Verizon Center, but couldn’t even get into the system for the on-sale. Tickets.com should be interesting. It’s really an amazing show! I saw him in Philly a couple weeks ago. Bruuuuuuuuuuuuce!

  • Vince k

    I am still coming down from the recent and INCREDIBLE Verizon Center show and will do whatever it takes to be at Nats Park. All of the stadium shows of Bruce that I attended, for example, Fed Ex Field and Hershey Stadium had great sound. He has stated that outdoor shows are much less of a challenge than basketball arenas which create echo problems. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW! No one leaves with their feet on the ground

    • Anonymous

      Don’t worry all. He will add shows. Nice its over a weekend though

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