Info & Setlist | Venue

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Music Scene record store full page ad welcoming Bruce to Philadelphia. Thanks to TJ for the scan.

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During "You Can't Sit down" - Photos courtesy of Peter Howes/AsburyBrucePhotos.

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Bruce during "Rosalita" - Photos courtesy of Peter Howes/AsburyBrucePhotos.

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Bruce in "Backstreets" - Photos courtesy of Peter Howes/AsburyBrucePhotos.
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Bruce during 'Mona / She's The One'. While playing the guitar lead intro, Bruce broke a string. He then improvised on the maracas for a while until his backup guitar could be brought out.
Photos courtesy of Peter Howes/AsburyBrucePhotos.

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Review from the Reading Eagle, 31/05/78.

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Review from the Aquarian.

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Thanks to Tommy for the above image.//



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26.05.78 Philadelphia, PA, middle of ´´Spirit In The Night´´
[according to the Backstreets the book, Bruce not only enters the crowd as usual during ´´Spirit In The Night,´´ but ends up in the seating section on the second level of the Spectrum].

26.05.78 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´Something In The Night´´ (following ´´Spirit In The Night´´)
´´I guess I can´t do that one no more....this is from the album....it´s called ´Darkness On the Edge Of Town´....I hope everybody´s alright up there....(?)....this is called ´Something In The Night´....(the piano intro starts)....all them little girls messed up my hair....´´

26.05.78 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´For You´´
´´We´re gonna be doing a lot of old stuff and a lot of new stuff tonight so....this is from our very first album (?)....´´

26.05.78 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´Fire´´
´´This is a song I wrote for Robert Gordon.....´´

26.05.78 Philadelphia, PA, middle of ´´Growin´ Up´´
´´Hey, Big Man....remember when we woke up one day and there we was?....and then we woke up the other day and we wasn´t there anymore....remember we woke up one other day and there we was again?....remember that?....´´

26.05.78 Philadelphia, PA, middle of ´´Backstreets´´
´´You said....forever friends....me and you....me and you....you standing on the corner....and me waiting at the station....all dressed up and waiting at the station....oh, waiting at the station....and you standing on the corner in your pretty blue dress....the one that your baby bought you....that one that your baby bought you....a pretty dress and your sad, sad, sad, sad eyes....them lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, sad eyes....oh, how they cried....baby, I seen them crying....and only me and you know about....and only me and you know about....the way that they lie....the way that they lied....they tell such pretty li-li-li-li-lies....such pretty lies....pretty li-li-li-lies....they tell such pretty lies....your pretty li-li-li-lies, your pretty li-li-li-lies, pretty lies....and I wanna know why....I wanna know why....I wanna know why....I wanna know why....´cause, girl, I´m so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely....I´m so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely ....and you´re so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely....you´re so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely....and I´m so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely....I wanna know why....baby, I wanna know why....I wanna know why....I wanna know why....I wanna know why....I wanna know why....I wanna know why....I wanna know why....I wanna know why....´´

26.05.78 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´Rosalita´´
´´Wherever you are....come out tonight!....
(....) On the piano, Professor Roy Bittan....on the guitar, Miami Steve Van Zandt....on the bass guitar, Mr.Garry W.Tallent....on the drums....the Mighty One....Max Weinberg....on the organ, Phantom Dan Federici....play it, D (Dan plays and the band goes into ´Mickey´s Monkey´)....ladies and gentlemen, the Big Man, Clarence Clemons....´´

26.05.78 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´The Promise´´
´´This is, uh....this was the first song I wrote after, uh....after I wrote ´Born To Run´....this is called....called ´The Promise´....´´

26.05.78 Philadelphia, PA, intro to ´´Born To Run´´
´´I´d like to thank everybody for coming down tonight....let you know that we´ve always appreciated the way that the people of Philadelphia have supported the band over the past three years....I hope you guys are ok out there (?)(chuckles)....(crowd cheers, something out of the ordinary seems to be happening) I hope they don´t see this in New York....´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi


All performances at this venue:
  1. 1973-06-06 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  2. 1976-10-25 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  3. 1976-10-27 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  4. 1977-05-28 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA (no performance)
  5. 1978-05-26 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  6. 1978-05-27 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  7. 1978-08-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  8. 1978-08-19 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  9. 1980-12-06 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  10. 1980-12-08 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  11. 1980-12-09 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  12. 1981-07-13 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  13. 1981-07-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  14. 1981-07-16 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  15. 1981-07-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  16. 1981-07-19 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  17. 1984-09-11 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  18. 1984-09-12 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  19. 1984-09-14 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  20. 1984-09-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  21. 1984-09-17 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  22. 1984-09-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  23. 1988-03-08 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  24. 1988-03-09 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  25. 1992-08-28 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  26. 1992-08-29 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  27. 1992-12-07 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  28. 1992-12-08 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  29. 1999-09-16 - FIRST UNION SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA (rescheduled)
  30. 1999-09-24 - FIRST UNION SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  31. 2005-11-08 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  32. 2005-11-09 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  33. 2009-04-28 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  34. 2009-04-29 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  35. 2009-10-13 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  36. 2009-10-14 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  37. 2009-10-19 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  38. 2009-10-20 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA


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