"Sound Effects" thought the 12 minute halftime show sounded good, loved the horns, and remains impressed at how Springsteen and the E Streeters have the ability to go from 0 to 60 in just a few seconds and transform the vibe of any venue. But man, that collision with the camera looked like it hurt!
That said, this member of the "SE" team is always bummed by abbreviated versions of songs, especially classics. I'd rather hear fewer songs sung fully, but I know I'm in the minority on that.
Standing in the line for Springsteen tickets this morning at the TD Banknorth Garden the consensus was a thumbs up although there were a few crinkled noses at the stuff with the referee, which was cartoony. Thoughts?
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