Note to non-fans: It is my goal to make this an enjoyable read whether you know these songs or not. These are some of the thoughts that went through my head as I experienced the show, thoughts about people, about age, about music, about epiphanies that probably should have happened sooner.
Bruce Springsteen's Setlist at Wrigley Field, 9/8/2012:
"The Ties That Bind"--My first reminder of the age of these guys. I remember how this song burst out of my speakers the first time I put The River on my turntable. It's a great song, but even Bruce and band can no longer convey that original sense of urgency.
"My City of Ruins"--During this song, Bruce talks about the ghosts that are in Wrigley, that are in the band, that we all carry and that are with us tonight, and he does something that few others could pull off. He asks us to let those ghosts stand next to us for a few minutes. And I did. It felt good.