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The 10 Unforgivable Sins Of Bruce Springsteen's Performance At The Super Bowl
http://new.music.yahoo.com ^ | Posted Sun Feb 1, 2009 7:13pm | Rob O'Connor in List Of The Day

Posted on 02/02/2009 7:57:01 AM PST by Lucky9teen

You may find this hard to believe, but I am a Bruce Springsteen fan. I may not come across as someone who would enjoy his music, but from "For You," "Backstreets," "Darkness On The Edge of Town," "The Promise" to "The River," "Nebraska," "Tougher Than The Rest," "I Wish I Were Blind" and "Radio Nowhere," I can find plenty to recommend of the man's music. His new album Working On A Dream, the stillborn title track and "Outlaw Pete" aside, is the best thing he's cut in years.

But that half-time show at the Super Bowl--12 excruciating minutes--puts me in an indefensible position to the people who I've been trying to convert for all these years. Now they'll never listen to me.

Since this is LIST OF THE DAY, I will present to you in list form my reasons for why this was an abomination.

10) Bruce addresses the TV camera and tells everyone to drop the guacamole dip and chicken fingers to join him.
9) He opens with "Tenth Avenue Freezeout."

8) There were too many people on the stage.
7) Bruce had to sneak in the title track to his new album.
6) Bruce sneaks in a gospel choir for two minutes.
5) Bruce changes the reference from baseball to football in "Glory Days."
4) Bruce has a referee come out and declare it "Boss Time."
3) Bruce has apparently joined "Up With People."
2) He sticks poor Clarence on COWBELL.
1) Bruce makes me wish there had been a wardrobe malfunction.

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I muted the tv during half time....I just can't stand Bruce Springsteen and can't believe he still has a voice to sing with, the way he sings. His music sucks, imo, and we all know where he stands politically.
1 posted on 02/02/2009 7:57:02 AM PST by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

I’ve never bought a Springsteen album/cassette/cd.

He was subjected to 12 minutes of constant derision at our Super Bowl Party, and yep, we all agreed a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ would have been much much better.

‘Boss Time’ my backside.


2 posted on 02/02/2009 7:59:36 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Lucky9teen

"I hope I die before I get old"
3 posted on 02/02/2009 8:00:29 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: Badeye

As much as I despise his politics...I thought it was a very good performance. The E Street Band are a force to be reckoned with. 12 minutes is not much time to get the crowd in a frenzy...but he did it.


4 posted on 02/02/2009 8:01:35 AM PST by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: Lucky9teen

Bruce put out a bad product and the crowd adores him.

Barak puts out bad government and the crowd adores him.

Some people don’t know what they’re gettin’.


5 posted on 02/02/2009 8:01:43 AM PST by Loud Mime (Is it reverse racism or revenge racism?)
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To: Lucky9teen
Bruce Springsteen has zero talent.

He's a joke!

6 posted on 02/02/2009 8:01:53 AM PST by blam
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To: theFIRMbss

It must kill Lil’ Stevie to have to pretend that Patty Sciaflia can play the guitar.


7 posted on 02/02/2009 8:03:00 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Lucky9teen

Springsteen sucks and he is a stooge for Obama. Playing along with Joe Stalin parrot Pete Seeger in unforgiveable. Seeger and his ilk fawned over Stalin as Joe killed millions. Springsteen is a lousy song writer, mindless and repetitive lyrics about being phony working class hero down on the Jersey Shore.

I switched to the half time at the Puppy Bowl. The refs made endless calls for Pittsburgh and did nothing about ejecting Harrison for his thuggish actions.


8 posted on 02/02/2009 8:03:26 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: Lucky9teen

His fat @ss attempting to skid across the stage on his knees should be added. That was just embarrassing. /facepalm


9 posted on 02/02/2009 8:04:05 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Its not difficult to get a super bowl crowd into a ‘frenzy’.

As I indicated, I don’t ‘get’ Springsteen, to me he’s an overblown hypocrite, as his deal with Wal Mart, and how he’s handled union roadies throughout his ‘career’ demonstrate conclusively.

If you like wallowing in navel gazing, Springsteen’s the guy for you.

JMHO.


10 posted on 02/02/2009 8:04:27 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Blue Turtle
12 minutes is not much time to get the crowd in a frenzy...but he did it.

Ahhh....you've never been to a live TV show, have you?

"OK folks, we want a few of you that can really give a good show for the TV viewers; be exciting, and you'll be on camera! Who wants to be on camera?"

I work with media. Some people will do anything to get on camera or meet the stars. When you have thousands to pick from, you will have no trouble getting your frenzied crowds.

11 posted on 02/02/2009 8:05:51 AM PST by Loud Mime (Is it reverse racism or revenge racism?)
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To: Lucky9teen
Springsteen is waaaaaaay overrated. However, I always liked "Born to Run" and Clarence Clemmons.

So, naturally, they did a shortened version of Born to Run, and put Clarence on cowbell for most of the performance.

Of the songs he did, 10th Ave Freezeout and whatever that new song was....wouldn't even crack his Top 10. Idiot performer, selected by idiots = idiocy.

12 posted on 02/02/2009 8:06:07 AM PST by wbill
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To: Lucky9teen

Somebody actually watches these halftime shows???


13 posted on 02/02/2009 8:06:13 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Lucky9teen

Anybody who hates this country as much as he does doesn’t deserve a second of my time. Plus, his voice stinks . . . always did . . . kinda’ like Michael Bolton . . . can’t figure out how he ever earned a dime in the business.

Still can’t imagine why that kind of nonsensical crap is allowed to invade the Super Bowl. Do we insert a football game into the intermissions of rock concerts? Don’t think so.

Between the completely destroyed National Anthem, the pathetic refereeing, and the deplorable half-time show, I’m glad I watched the Puppy Bowl . . . it made more sense.


14 posted on 02/02/2009 8:06:15 AM PST by laweeks
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To: blam
Bruce Springsteen has zero talent. He's a joke!

I have never been a Springsteen fan despite the fact that he came to the fore of Rock music during my HS & college years. I just didn't like the 'sound'.

That said, it was unique. And I would never say that he 'lacked talent'.

15 posted on 02/02/2009 8:08:06 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Lucky9teen

An above average bar band from down the shore. That’s it.


16 posted on 02/02/2009 8:08:55 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Lucky9teen
The Band sounded tight and Springsteen put on a good theatric show. However, his singing was awful!

Springteens singing had me thinking that William Shatner sang better than Springsteen.

17 posted on 02/02/2009 8:11:16 AM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: Frantzie

Playing along with Joe Stalin parrot Pete Seeger in unforgiveable......

Agreed....
— am/was a huge Sprigsteen fan..
— refused to watch the super bowl halftime show...
— still holding out hope that Bruce will stop his lefistim
—not holding my breathe


18 posted on 02/02/2009 8:11:38 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Blue Turtle

“get the crowd in a frenzy...but he did it.”

Yeah, the camera and sound work sure gave that impression, and the first three rows of the people allowed on the field sure were enthusiastic.

The band should not have worn black, imo.

Bruce’s singing was blurry and the sound crew took pains to bury his vocals in the layers of backup.


19 posted on 02/02/2009 8:11:44 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Lucky9teen
I can't believe how bad Springsteen was. Sheesh, if you're singing in front of that huge an audience, do them the courtesy of ENUNCIATING and actually singing ALL the words to your songs, not dropping every other phrase. Awful. Like an American Elton John without the voice.


20 posted on 02/02/2009 8:12:55 AM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: Lucky9teen

He’s joined the ranks of Mick Jagger, Wayne Newton and Aretha Franklin, singers who just can’t sing anymore - give it up.


21 posted on 02/02/2009 8:13:22 AM PST by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and liberalism - 2 fronts.)
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To: Loud Mime
Some people will do anything to get on camera

That's for sure. I had a friend who was a television producer. Anything and more.

22 posted on 02/02/2009 8:13:27 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Frantzie
I switched to the half time at the Puppy Bowl.

Good choice. I love watching that.


23 posted on 02/02/2009 8:15:06 AM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: Lucky9teen
At least he didn't pay homage to Zero or take a shot at GWB, as we all expected.

That said, his voice has seen better days. Clarence can still play a mean sax, but how dumb was it to make him bang on a cowbell? ...

24 posted on 02/02/2009 8:16:59 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: oldbill

The only thing I watched was the halftime show.

What, was there a game of some sort?


25 posted on 02/02/2009 8:17:56 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (B.O. ? BOHICA!!!)
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To: Lucky9teen

I don’t get football. I would rather watch bowling than football( and I don’t like bowling) BUT, I’d watch the Superbowl halftime if TED NUGENT played!
You want a ‘tear-em up show’, he’s your man!
Wrong politics, I know...

Springsteen-ugh. Can’t sing-growling and straining ain’t singing in my book, looks almost as beat up as Willie Nelson.
How is the Superbowl ‘entertainment’ chosen anyway?


26 posted on 02/02/2009 8:18:11 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: massgopguy

In our house, we were all screaming “SILVIO!!!”


27 posted on 02/02/2009 8:18:31 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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Springsteen has no voice left (if he ever did) but he is so unknowing about musical talent he doesn’t realize he is nowhere near the notes which make up the numbers.

I wonder if he has a multiple polyp problem? /sarc


28 posted on 02/02/2009 8:18:53 AM PST by imintrouble
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To: imintrouble

Why didn’t he team up with the Jonas Brothers?


29 posted on 02/02/2009 8:19:37 AM PST by mothball
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To: Blue Turtle

Which crowd? The paid one on the field, or the one in the stands?

I was watching another channel for most of the halftime show, but I tuned in toward the end, when the crowd we could hear was “in a frenzy”.

I looked closely, and I didn’t see much movement from the crowd in the stands, not compared with the movement by the crowd on the field.


30 posted on 02/02/2009 8:19:57 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: mothball

HA!


31 posted on 02/02/2009 8:20:58 AM PST by imintrouble
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To: Blue Turtle

I expected to see Conan O’Brien onstage with the E-Streeters; practically his whole band was there.


32 posted on 02/02/2009 8:21:21 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (B.O. ? BOHICA!!!)
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To: Lucky9teen
Some people I was watching the game with insisted that the volume of his singing didn't change even though the distance from his mouth to his microphone was chaging during the first song. A good person working the board can compensate, but there is still a lag while he notices that he needs to crank up the volume. No change in volume at all is a sign that the singing wasn't coming from his mouth. I wasn't paying enough attention one way or another.
33 posted on 02/02/2009 8:21:26 AM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: Lucky9teen

#1: showing up.


34 posted on 02/02/2009 8:21:53 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Lucky9teen

Except for him singing with his eyes closed and looking slightly surprised to see an audience when he opened them, I didn’t think he was too awful last night.


35 posted on 02/02/2009 8:23:00 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: Lucky9teen
2) He sticks poor Clarence on COWBELL.

Cowbell was appropriate considering the BS halftime.

Can't spell Bruce Springsteen without BS.

Who is the idiot responsible for booking halftime and National Anthem acts?

Thank you God for inventing the "mute" button.

36 posted on 02/02/2009 8:23:10 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat. But they know what's best.)
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To: Lucky9teen
I rather enjoyed it because

1: He just shut up and sang. No praise Osama comments like someone else did.

37 posted on 02/02/2009 8:23:50 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Lucky9teen
I muted the tv during half time....I just can't stand Bruce Springsteen and can't believe he still has a voice to sing with, the way he sings. His music sucks, imo, and we all know where he stands politically.

My sentiments exactly.

I turned the sound off at halftime and read a book.

38 posted on 02/02/2009 8:24:55 AM PST by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

I’ve seen Ted Nugent recently. He’s showing his age, too.


39 posted on 02/02/2009 8:25:30 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: bassmaner
Maybe they had a fever....and maybe the only prescription was more cowbell!!!!

40 posted on 02/02/2009 8:25:34 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Govt is like a baby - a loud mouth & big appetite on one end & no responsibility on the other)
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To: Lucky9teen

My 12 year old niece asked me “why didn’t they get someone good”, followed by “why did they pick an old guy?” and topped it all off with “look, all that jumping around made him so out of breath he can’t even finish his notes”. I was laughing so hard beer went up my nose...


41 posted on 02/02/2009 8:26:28 AM PST by Camel Joe ("All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others"- The Pigs)
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To: Lucky9teen

Reason 11: He treats soldiers like sh!t.

I know, personal experience when guarding Fort Monmouth after 9/11 and Bruce and crew were using the Pruden Auditorium to rehearse for “The Rising” tour.

DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM???

Prick.


42 posted on 02/02/2009 8:30:37 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: Lucky9teen

Springsteen=J.A.C.I.

Just Another Celebutard Idiot.


43 posted on 02/02/2009 8:37:27 AM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: bolobaby
DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM???

To which my response would be: "Yeah, the same old no-talent prick you've always been."

44 posted on 02/02/2009 8:38:06 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Well, that’s depressing!
I’d still rather Ted than Springsteen.


45 posted on 02/02/2009 8:39:08 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: IYAS9YAS

bttt


46 posted on 02/02/2009 8:39:34 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Lucky9teen
I detest the man, but I've seen far worse halftime performances.
47 posted on 02/02/2009 8:41:50 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tallguy
" And I would never say that he 'lacked talent'."

Okay.

I remember the first time I ever heard of Bruce Springsteen. It was because he had accomplished a first in public relations/marketing by having his photo appear on the cover of Time and Newsweek magazine in the same week.

Bruce Springsteen releases Born to Run, makes the covers of Newsweek and Time, October 27, 1975

48 posted on 02/02/2009 8:43:23 AM PST by blam
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To: Lucky9teen

You mean you didn’t include the fact that he said “I’m going to DisneyLand” to top your list? Talk about a sell out. Surprised he wasn’t wearing a Cheeto’s hat.


49 posted on 02/02/2009 8:44:18 AM PST by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: Lucky9teen

We shut the TV off during halftime to avoid listening to another voice for Hussein.


50 posted on 02/02/2009 8:44:28 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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