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Springsteen promises high-energy halftime show
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/30/AR2009013000509.html?hpid=entnews ^ | January 30, 2009

Posted on 01/30/2009 10:29:09 PM PST by Steelfish

Springsteen promises high-energy halftime show

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press January 30, 2009

TAMPA, Fla. -- Anybody who thinks it's tough playing the halftime show at the Super Bowl with 150 million people watching should try serenading Barack Obama with the majestic granite visage of Abraham Lincoln staring over your shoulder.

Bruce Springsteen did.

"It kind of was a good warm-up for this," Springsteen joked Thursday after arriving in Tampa with the E Street Band. "That takes some of the pressure off, you know."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: arizona; music; pittsburgh; springsteen; superbowl
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1 posted on 01/30/2009 10:29:09 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Will the fat man on the sax be there?


2 posted on 01/30/2009 10:30:59 PM PST by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: Steelfish

Anyone want to bet there will either be: 1. Obama love 2. Bush hate.?


3 posted on 01/30/2009 10:31:56 PM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: rintense

3. A Malfuntion..?


4 posted on 01/30/2009 10:33:14 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: rintense

Malfuntion = A Malfunction without the c


5 posted on 01/30/2009 10:35:06 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

I hope someone yells “Wal Mart rules!”


6 posted on 01/30/2009 10:35:10 PM PST by max americana
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To: Steelfish

Isn’t this the reason why we have TIVO?


7 posted on 01/30/2009 10:40:48 PM PST by reaganixonbush
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To: Steelfish

Hey Bruce.

You smirky self satified asshat that only folks from the northeast can love...

kiss my ass


8 posted on 01/30/2009 10:42:03 PM PST by wardaddy
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To: max americana
I hope someone yells “Wal Mart rules!”

Or "Wal-Mart rules! in My Home Town"

9 posted on 01/30/2009 10:47:48 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Steelfish

When he “sings”, his mouth always looks like it’s about to hurl curd.


10 posted on 01/30/2009 10:49:37 PM PST by llevrok (Obama will never be in my spell check dictionary.)
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To: reaganixonbush

This is the reason we have bathrooms.


11 posted on 01/30/2009 10:52:14 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: goodnesswins

And beer


12 posted on 01/30/2009 10:53:31 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: goodnesswins

Don’t forget lots of booze to forget the half-time show.


13 posted on 01/30/2009 10:54:22 PM PST by reaganixonbush
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To: Steelfish
...overrated no talent.
14 posted on 01/30/2009 11:05:26 PM PST by fatfertile (fatfertile)
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To: wardaddy

“You smirky self satified asshat that only folks from the northeast can love...”

Oh, please...I’m from New Jersey, and I can’t stand this liberal asshat.

I hope the whole band has major malfunctions. Keeping my fingers crossed.


15 posted on 01/30/2009 11:05:54 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: reaganixonbush

Whats a half time show?


16 posted on 01/30/2009 11:09:21 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

A Halftime show is where irrelevant, old geezers who can’t sing and are delusional enough to think they’re cool but are actually laughingstocks of America.


17 posted on 01/30/2009 11:16:26 PM PST by reaganixonbush
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To: Steelfish

Only metro sexuals listen to Springsteen.


18 posted on 01/30/2009 11:19:31 PM PST by NoLibZone (Islam must be completely eradicated from the face of the Earth.)
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To: NoLibZone

Boycott the Superbowl for having this lowlife creep on - do something constructive.


19 posted on 01/30/2009 11:21:44 PM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Steelfish

Really? I’m shocked. He didn’t promise a “low-energy” halftime show?


20 posted on 01/30/2009 11:23:16 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: driftdiver
Whats a half time show?

It's when you can see Homeboy Shopping Network and Men on Football.

22 posted on 01/30/2009 11:33:19 PM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Steelfish

Springsteen? Is that the best they could do?!


23 posted on 01/30/2009 11:37:39 PM PST by sneakers
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To: Steelfish

I promise not to watch.


24 posted on 01/30/2009 11:47:46 PM PST by DB
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To: driftdiver

That is when I put the steaks on the grill.


25 posted on 01/30/2009 11:56:35 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: fatfertile

Looking for a brown bag big enough to put over he 60 inch HDTV at half time as we speak.


26 posted on 01/30/2009 11:57:21 PM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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I wish there was someway to express extreme displeasure on the choice of Springsteen. Some way to send a clear message.


27 posted on 01/31/2009 12:00:30 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Steelfish

Springstink = Boring, monotone and uninspiring.

He sucked in the 1980’s and he sucks now.


28 posted on 01/31/2009 12:03:00 AM PST by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Steelfish

Halftime, click. Bruce no. Have no idea why anyone likes his “music.”

Then again, I never suffer the halftime show.


29 posted on 01/31/2009 12:25:30 AM PST by boocoowell (Mares eat oats, does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy)
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To: period end of story
"Will the fat man on the sax be there?"

I think he be dead.

30 posted on 01/31/2009 12:31:01 AM PST by Ranald S. MacKenzie (Its the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: Steelfish

Superbowl halftime “extravaganzas” always creeped me out. They’re tawdry, and make me think of Hieronymus Bosch paintings. Elton John, Micheal Jackson and now this hairball...ugh.


31 posted on 01/31/2009 1:10:54 AM PST by VR-21
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To: Steelfish

Personally, I’d rather see the Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band play the halftime show. :-)

(I do admit to really liking some of Springsteen’s early songs, btw - Born to Run is a classic).


32 posted on 01/31/2009 1:23:36 AM PST by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: navyguy
He sucked in the 1980’s and he sucks now.

I never liked that guy or his music.

33 posted on 01/31/2009 2:03:04 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: sneakers

That’s what I thought when I heard. There’s nobody else available? Was it Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers last year? Whichever year it was, they sucked!


34 posted on 01/31/2009 2:46:45 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42 - 12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Steelfish

serenading Barack Obama

I just finished serenading him a few minutes ago on the pot.


35 posted on 01/31/2009 3:33:44 AM PST by bikerman
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To: bikerman

Speaking of pot, Obama’s half-brother was just arrested. Seriously.


36 posted on 01/31/2009 3:34:35 AM PST by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

clarence clemons is not dead

Halftime is when I will replenish my eats and drinks, make a pit stop, and get ready for the second half. I’ll be back in time for the second half kickoff.


37 posted on 01/31/2009 3:39:44 AM PST by Canedawg (Lincoln freed the slaves, BO will free the terrorists. "Unity of purpose" my a- -, Mr.POS)
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To: reaganixonbush

Who needs TIVO? My TV has an on/off button.


38 posted on 01/31/2009 3:40:25 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Steelfish

Springsteen makes me think of a has-been prostitute


39 posted on 01/31/2009 4:29:03 AM PST by radar101
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To: sneakers
Springsteen? Is that the best they could do?!

He was probably the highest bidder. The Super Bowl halftime show has probably become a paid infomercial. He's hawking a new album.

40 posted on 01/31/2009 4:37:55 AM PST by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Steelfish
Well, at least as much energy as this over-the-hill fake can achieve with all the smoke and mirrors that can be provided. If he wasn't a house musician for the Democrat party, this guy would be performing for the oldies station demographic at small county fairs and getting snickered at by anyone under 45.

Mr. niteowl77

41 posted on 01/31/2009 4:39:29 AM PST by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: Steelfish

I promise not to watch the half-time show.


42 posted on 01/31/2009 4:46:09 AM PST by CriticalJ
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To: Steelfish
From this link....

Puppy Bowl Becomes Adorable Super Bowl Competition

...With the kitties being significantly younger than the recent Super Bowl halftime entertainment, and more active, Animal Planet was onto something. The Bissell Kitty Half-Time Show is now a permanent part of the Puppy Bowl...

Meow!

Bwah hah hah hah hah.

43 posted on 01/31/2009 4:54:58 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: HAL9000

Speaking of pot, Obama’s half-brother was just arrested. Seriously.

Just part of the change in America. lets see how soon this is hushed up or passed off as a slight mistake by his brother because he is not familiar with american ways or some other BS.


44 posted on 01/31/2009 5:06:09 AM PST by bikerman
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To: Steelfish

No thanks Bruce....I will watch the puppy bowl during half time


45 posted on 01/31/2009 5:33:58 AM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: Steelfish

Springsteen Halftime Show=bathroom break.


46 posted on 01/31/2009 5:36:13 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Independence! The Federal Constitution,may it never fail. (~Caleb Earle -1811.))
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To: Steelfish

“High Energy”?

Maybe he’ll grab a live power line while standing in a tub of water.

I wasn’t going to watch him, but.....


47 posted on 01/31/2009 6:09:46 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland (Joe Biden behind a microphone is like Ted Kennedy behind a steering wheel)
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To: bikerman
Obama’s half-brother was just arrested.

Remember Billy Beer? Next Obama will proudly use our tax money to put solar collectors on the White House roof. This is such a repeat of the Carter years it's not even funny.

48 posted on 01/31/2009 6:35:21 AM PST by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Steelfish
Thankfully I will miss the Obama love fest tomorrow night. The Premier is suppose to go I hear. I will be at church during the first part of the bowl, plus the love fest at half time. I am sure Der Boss will make some statement of love for his Comrade in Communism, so I will not be watching. In fact, I have watched all or part of every super bowl, but skip the half time show every time. Never seen one.
49 posted on 01/31/2009 6:38:19 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Oscuma is a Chicago gangland punk, street thug. Simple as that.)
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To: Steelfish

Whoop tee doo. An old guy who wasn’t even good in his prime.

Thats what a mute button is for.


50 posted on 01/31/2009 6:40:05 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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