Skip to comments.Line short for Springsteen tickets at Eastern Michigan University
Posted on 10/05/2008 1:23:37 AM PDT by earmarksrus
An hour before Bruce Springsteen tickets were to be distributed for Monday's free acoustic concert at Eastern Michigan University, only 20 people were in line.
The first fan arrived from Grand Rapids at 4:30 a.m. Friday. Brad Berry, 54, has seen Springsteen about 15 times and saw Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama in May in Grand Rapids. He said he was alone until 6:30 when a second person showed up. And they were alone until 7:30.
All said they were shocked that so few people were in line.
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You know tramps like them can’t stay in one place forever, they were born to run.
Bruce is Grampa Jones to college kids.
Maybe young people aren’t so stupid OR they’re not interested in an old fossil like Springsteen. He must be near 60 years old!
I always thought he sucked....
Guess I was right all along.
Skreew Brucie. He ain’t the boss a me!
Oldies guys like Springsteen usually need to get a bunch of other oldsters to tour with them. It can be pretty cool for us other old-timers to go see Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf, Blue Cheer, The Boxtops, Foghat, etc., do their greatest hits. A lot of people enjoy those retro concerts but nobody would go to see just one of those bands.
Maybe Springsteen should try to get a spot with Ringo Starr’s All Star Band. Or at least try to find some other rockers who were big 35 years ago and who would join him on tour. Maybe The Captain and Tennille would join him! Why not? Make a few bucks, have some fun....
Grandpa Jones on his worst day was better than Springsteen on his best.
Sucks to be Brucie, I guess.
Me nither. I never liked his music, and now I don't like his politics.
What amazes me is that FReepers insist on referring to him as "The Boss." Why they show respect for a no-talent, left wing hippie is beyond me.
I saw Springsteen in 1974 when I was in college (and before he was known outside the Philly/NJ metro area). It was a great concert. But I imagine college kids look at Bruce Springsteen today the way I looked at Frank Sinatra back then.
I recall oh so well how Pres Buss drew HUGE crowds, and how Algore's crowds were so small.
Do you all recall how THAT election turned out?
Because of cheating, one of the closest in our history..
I always thought he sounded like a sick cow. Never understood the attraction.
Junior Samples on his worst day was better than Springsteen on his best. Ditto for Stringbean!
The whole New Jersey music thing - Springsteen, Bon Jovi, The Jonas Brothers - I never got it.
> The whole New Jersey music thing - Springsteen, Bon Jovi,
> The Jonas Brothers - I never got it.
Ah, but Ted Nugent was part of the NJ music thing. He played guitar for the “Amboy Dukes” back in the 60s.
But at least Ted has talent.
On the other hand, Bruce Brainstrain has always stunk. His music is pretentious and he always looks so self-important.
He played solo ( before making it big ) at my alma mater UCONN back in the early 70’s ...Booed off the stage very early on because he sucked ...
The band may have been called the Amboy Dukes, but they and the Nuge are from Michigan. Talk about a music scene - the Nuge, The Stooges, The MC5, Grand Funk!
Same here, and isn’t Springsteen looking more and more like a used rubber?
True, he's some old hack to most kid's today. Nothing is "yuckier" than to worship the same guy your parents did. :)
Well everybody better move over, that's all
'Cause I'm running on the bad side
And I got my back to the wall
Perhaps they could entice more fans by publicizing that walkers and oxygen tanks would be provided.
You are so right, I’ll take Toby Keith or Keith Urban any day.
Some rock musicians have stood the test of time, at least the test of 30 or so years. Bruce is NOT one of them. I’ll admit I liked him in the late 70’s and early 80’s. But his old stuff is really dated. Nobody cares about him today. I’ve heard Springsteen tickets are very easy to come by nowadays. Unlike performers like Eric Clapton or Jeff Beck who I’ve seen relatively recently Bruce just seems to be a has been. Clapton and Beck are older than Bruce but their music adapts to the times and is timeless. Bruce if you are listening you really Pis*ed Off a lot of people with your politics.
That's the way that it goes. We perform miracles in raising our kids, get all sorts of accolades for being good in sales, as a Mom, etc, but nothing impresses the little ones like “We knew Mr Jonas when he was a worship leader”.
I can’t help but think that this lack of enthusiasm is based on the fact that BO has run a smoke and mirrors campaign to begin with. The crowds seemed to have evaporated. Here in Richmond, VA the bumper stickers are fewer, the crowd at the 4th annual “Republican Round Up” in Richmond (an Eric Cantor event) had 3x’s the crowd than the past.
I was Charlottesville yesterday on Carter Mountain. Every year there’s an apple picking festival up there and we’ve gone with friends for the past 8 years. Thousands of people and only a handful of BO bumper stickers. In past years, the Gore and Kerry stickers were everywhere. C-ville is extremely liberal.
“Some rock musicians have stood the test of time, at least the test of 30 or so years. Bruce is NOT one of them”.
...True. The Stones or U2 would’ve packed the place.
LOL! Springsteen sucked in the 80’s and 90’s and he sucks today. A couple of hits maybe, and Born in the USA??? That was a rant actually of how he cant stand America. Springsteen suck big time.
AWWWW, Can’t even give away free tickets.
I caught part of Springsteen’sfree concert yesterday on TV. He is definitely past his prime—way past.
Some rock musicians have stood the test of time, at least the test of 30 or so years. Bruce is NOT one of them.
“...True. The Stones or U2 wouldve packed the place.”
Don’t forget Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. They have been my #1 for 28 yrs. I see them everytime they come to town. Lots of young people go too, which pleases me.
Grandpa Jones on his worst day was better than Springsteen on his best.
Ol Rattler was a good ole dog
as blind as he could be
but every night at suppertime
I swear that dog could see
I would rather spend fifteen minutes with Grandpa Jones than hear any concert Springsteen ever did.
I knew Sprinsteen was overblown when George Will mentioned him favorably in one of his columns.
Sprinsteen has been a bore for at least twenty five years. imho.
I was never a fan of his either. I never cared for his music and he is so darn unattractive that I can’t stand to look at him for any period of time.
there is not the enthusiasm that the MSM says there is. Of course Fox did the obligatory 15 minutes of putting this has been on the air like it was Woodstock revisited. What a Putz who can’t sing by the way - he always just had a great back up band. Also he had a pretty, gorgeous wife and dumped on her for that used up looking Patty Scaflia. Old news, everything about Obama is old news and thank God we have the freshness of Sarah Palin.
and another thing........
what about some dignity here. when does it look ridiculous for an old man to think he is a rock star. The rolling stones are like looking at a rest home sprung from their rockers. revolting. and how many times can you listen to “can’t get no satisfaction. when are the boomer men gonna to get some dignity and wisdom. never. i guess. you want rock star go to gateway pundit’s blog and look at Sarah’s post vp debate rally. rock star she is.
Forced Obama re-education camps required by the college administration next? So as to not miss out on federal funding for programs?
Building the future from the bottom up with Obaba’s civilian security and freedom corps. Yes we can! We’re going to get in your face.
The next tip is to be absolutely ruthless, Jocelyn Woodards tells the (Obama) campers. We want you to be determined, ambitious, take a risk.
Even if Obama loses this election, what is he going to do with his “troops” that he and Soros have spent so much money training?
Over the top? You be the judge...
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Springsteen is so yesterday, I can’t see college age kids that excited about seing this guy who was mostly second rate anyway.
They probably would just snicker at some old guy who still thinks he is cool and matters.
East Coast Media Hype. That's all he's ever been.
Don't believe the hype !
His was the only concert I walked out of in 1981 because I couldn’t stop yawning.
I'll tell you why the Jonas Brothers sell..... melody and lyrics. They can be heard. My son is starting to play guitar and likes the Beatles , John Hooker, and Albert King stuff I've got laying around. Cause he can understand the words and play along. The new stuff like rap doesn't lend itself to repetition, I can't see my self or I guess they can't see themselves humming along and singing "Gin and Juice".... or any of the current rap cr#p.
Something with a melody and lyrics sells cause others can relate to the message. That's why country is getting huge, jazz tunes like "That's All" and the blues will always be around.
Jeff Beck and Clapton still attract a crowd cause they're good musicians. click here.... Like Knoffler mixing it up with Atkins.. great musicians always have gigs. listen to the melody... timeless
He has aspirations of being a politician. Oh, go for it, pony boy. Go for it. I'd love to see a true intellectual tear you to shreds.
Careful, SatinDoll. You must be gentle in your descriptive phrases used regarding your worldly wise elders, lest they flame or ZOT you. ~<|;o)