TICKETS TORN IN HALF: June 27, 2000-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and THE E STREET BAND @ Madison Square Garden

My Mom had died a few months prior and my good buddy Chris took me to this show to help me through my grieving process. We had an early dinner at Smith and Wollensky’s Steak House, soup to nuts with plenty of cocktails. Assuming we had time for dessert before the 8 O’clock show, we noticed show time was 7PM. No dessert, swallowed our cognac, paid the bill, and grabbed a cab cross town arriving at THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARENA in what seemed to be record time. Since this was before the tragic events of September 11th, security at the door was minimal, we grabbed a beer before being seated just as the lights dimmed. Bruce and the band did 24 songs that night. ( there is a youtube video of the entire show available as well as a setlist on setlist.com)