Skip to comments.Springsteen ends world tour at Harley celebration (Silent Audience at Rendition, Wiretaps?)
Posted on 08/31/2008 9:14:26 PM PDT by Libloather
Springsteen ends world tour at Harley celebration
By CARRIE ANTLFINGER, Associated Press Writer
Sun Aug 31, 9:36 AM ET
MILWAUKEE - Bruce Springsteen ended his world tour over the weekend, toned down but revved up.
Springsteen played more than 30 songs over 3 1/2 hours Saturday night on Milwaukee's lakefront for Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary celebration. He made few comments between songs.
Only for a few moments before "Livin' in the Future" did the rocker who often brings his liberal-leaning political comments to the stage stray into politics.
Springsteen performed to a crowd not unlike the one that gave Republican presidential candidate John McCain a warm welcome Aug. 4 at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Many roared their motorcycles during McCain's speech.
Springsteen said "Livin' in the Future" was about what was happening now: cheese, Harley-Davidson motorcycles (tailoring it to his Wisconsin crowd), transfats, "500 channels of nothing on" and the Bill of Rights.
But he also mentioned wire tapping and rendition the secret transport of terror suspects from one country to another.
"Things that basically at the heart are un-American," he said. The crowd gave spattered groans but mostly stayed silent.
He did not play "Born in the U.S.A," his anthem about the difficulties Vietnam war veterans faced, or the anti-war ballad "Devils and Dust" about Iraq.
Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson expected more than 100,000 people from around the nation and world to participate in the four-day celebration that officially started Thursday in Milwaukee and its suburbs. It included a parade through the city, a party along the lake, activities at the new Harley-Davidson Museum, a special exhibit at Discovery World and other big-name bands.
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And Sarah Palin starts hers. I'm jazzed.
All that (Mostly Silent Audience at Rendition, Wiretaps Mention) came from freaked out RAT fans. They AREN'T jazzed.
Does he even realize that Rendition started during the Clinton administration? Do any lefties even know that?
bikers are too civilized, I was sure they were going to make him eat his guitar.
Doesn’t sound as though bikers are overwrought about relocating terrorists.
I love your post! ROTFL!!! Thanks!
I once taped a bunch of Springsteen stuff for a retired school administrator, it droned on and on, so long I can understand the silence, call it boredom
Springsteen is an idealogical idiot who didn't do his demographic homework.
“...wire tapping and rendition the secret transport of terror suspects from one country to another...” “...Things that basically at the heart are un-American.”
Horseshit, you unhappy big mouth. Siding with terrorists against a Republican administration.
Since when is it “un-American” for the executive branch to defend our citizens against a vicious and unrelenting enemy that seeks to destroy our way of life.
Typical delusional leftist. Oh and your songwriting talent ended somewhere in the middle of Darkness on the Edge of Town in 1979.
Springsteen always sings like he’s trying to pass a bowling ball.
I've no doubt that many mentally entertained the notion, but decided that it wouldn't be worth the hassle...
You mean, he isn't?
Eric Bloom takes his Hog on tour....and onstage;
And they NEVER whine about politics.
Buck Dharma is even openly Republican.
No the silence came becuase most of the people in that crowd are vets and conservatives. They were mostly thinking shut up and sing he’s lucky he didn’t go further.
Springsteen would be more at home with the Ducati and Honda crowd.
“Do any lefties even know that? “
Don’t know it, and you can’t tell them.
Maybe Bruce is not the old Bruce.
Does this no talent(to me anyway) hack know that rendition was started by Clinton.
1. Building roads.
2. Keeping foreigners from invading.
Other than that, government is a waste of money.
To be honest, I like that definition of government also.
“Most Harley bikers are up in your face conservatives.”
Thanks, I’ll take that as a compliment. ;>)
what is it that these “celebrity idiots” don’t understand?
people want to hear you sing, not to pontificate about your fave politician
that said, i wouldn’t waste my time or spend my dime going to see him
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