Bruce Springsteen 2012-09-14 Nationals Park, Washington, DC

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – September 14, 2012 – Nationals Park, Washington, DC

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball 2012 tour hits Nationals Park, Washington, DC. September 14, 2012.

This blog post gathers all the Bruce Springsteen & E Street band concert info from this show. Including Set list details, reviews, press, photos, videos and more!

Feel free to contact me and send any missing info: links to your reviews, photos etc. Thanks!

2012 concert special list can be found here with update info. Concert specials gets updated every now and then.



Setlist & Videos:



Nothing Man
We Take Care of Our Own


1. Prove It All Night (78 Intro) (Video #1)
2. My Love Will Not Let You Down
3. The Ties That Bind
4. Hungry Heart (Video #1)
5. We Take Care Of Our Own (Video #1) (Video #2)
6. Wrecking Ball
7. Death To My Hometown
8. My City Of Ruins
9. Spirit In The Night (Video #1 intro clip)
10. Blinded By The Light (Video #1)
11. Jack Of All Trades
12. Jackson Cage
13. She’s The One
14. Johnny 99
15. Darlington County
16. Shackeld And Drawn
17. Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
18. The Promised Land
19. Racing In The Street (Video #1)
20. The Rising (Video #1)
21. Badlands (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3)
22. Land of Hope & Dreams


23. We Are Alive
24. Thunder Road (Video #1 distorted)
25. Born to Run (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5)
26. Detroit Medley (Video #1 clip)
27. Dancing In the Dark (Video #1 distorted) (Video #2 clip)
28. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
29. American Land (Video #1)
30. Twist & Shout (Video #1)

VIDEO: Born to Run, Detroit Medley, Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-out, American Land


– “American Land” with Ali Weinberg on accordion
– “Blinded By The Light” was played in the Helsinki concert acoustically. Not a real tour premiere.



Brucebase entry: 2012-09-14 – NATIONALS PARK, WASHINGTON, DC

Bootleg, DVD and other recording info:
More info about Bruce Springsteen bootlegs on SPL: Wrecking Ball US Tour Audio Recordings
Video status: See SPL’s 2012 Wrecking Ball Tour – DVD Bootleg List


Pre-show press and other stuff to read before the concert:

Springsteen in the USA: 40 Years of Touring as a Study in Spatial Diffusion – mapbrief.com

Bruce Springsteen concert photos, then and now – washingtonpost.com

Bruce Springsteen concert: The Boss is ready to rock at Nationals Park – washingtonpost.com

He’s on fire: Live reviews from the archives – washingtonpost.com

The anatomy of a Bruce Springsteen setlist

A Convention ‘Bounce’ for the Boss – thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com

E Streeters on Springsteen Nats Park show – wtop.com

Springsteen guitarist Nils Lofgren talks of coming home – wtop.com

Bruce Springsteen & Barack Obama: Boss Gets DNC Bump For ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’ – huffingtonpost.com
E Street Cinema: The Movie Music of Bruce Springsteen – wtop.com

Remembering legendary performances by ‘The Boss’ – wtop.com

Reviews & Other:

Bruce Springsteen means many things to many people in Washington – washingtonpost.com

Bruce Springsteen rocks Nationals Park for die-hard fans – wjla.com

Springsteen at Nationals Park – rogercatlin.com
Bruce Springsteen at Nationals Park – September 14, 2012 – chomiji.livejournal.com

The Nationals Park Springsteen Fiasco – jamisonfoser.com

Some people don’t deserve the Boss – brobrubel.wordpress.com

Springsteen, and the persistence of good art



The Boss takes Nationals Park – washingtonpost.com

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Nationals Ball Park – washingtoncitypaper.com



Bruce Springsteen Fan Discussion/Forums:

The Official Washington D.C September 14th SetListVision thread – Greasylake
Nationals Park, D.C. setlist thread – SPL Messages
The Official WASHINGTON, DC Setlist Thread – Backstreets (BTX)

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  1. Great blog. Hoping you could help me. Fist Boss show for me and it was great last night. There was a song I love and can’t figure it out even from set list you provided. Around the middle of the show… But not positive about that. It was A cajun zydeco sounding song. Any ideas what it was? Thanks in advance.

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