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Bruce Springsteen 2012-10-31 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – October 31, 2012 – Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY

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It’s the last leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band hits the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. October 31, 2012.

Wrecking Ball Tour blog gathers all the possible info from this concert. Details including: set list, videos, reviews, articles, photos, and other info.

Setlist doesn’t get updated in real-time. See the discussion/fan forums list at the bottom for the setlist following!

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.

Ticket:

2012-10-31_bruce_springsteenticketr

Setlist & Videos:

 

Soundcheck:

Monster Mash
A Night With The Jersey Devil (Multiple Times)

Concert:

1. NIGHT WITH THE JERSEY DEVIL* (Video #1 great!) (Video #2) (Video #3)
2. We Take Care Of Our Own
3. Wrecking Ball
4. Out In The Street
5. Death to My Hometown
6. My City Of Ruins (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3) (Video #4 clip) (Video #5 clip) (Video #6 clip)
7. Spirit In The Night (Video #1)
8. MONSTER MASH* (Video #1) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6) (Video #7) (Video #8) (Video #9) (Video #10)
9. Something In The Night (Video #1) (Video #2)
10. Atlantic City (Video #1)
11. Jackson Cage
12. She’s The One (Video #1) (Video #2)
13. Cover Me (Video #1 clip) (Video #2)
14. Downbound Train (Video #1)
15. Shackled And Drawn (Video #1) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3)
16. Waiting On a Sunny Day (Video #1 clip) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4)
17. Drive All Night (Video #1)
18. Radio Nowhere (Video #1) (Video #2 distorted)
19. Badlands (Video #1 clip)
20. Land Of Hope and Dreams (Video #1)

Encore:

21. Jersey Girl (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5)
22. Thunder Road (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3)
23. Born To Run (Video #1)
24. Detroit Medley (Video #1) (Video #2)
25. Dancing In The Dark (Video #1) (Video #2)
26. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3 clip)

 

*Tour Premiere

 

Notes:

– Concert was rescheduled from the 31/10, because of the hurricane Sandy.
– “Night With Jersey Devil” and “Monster Mash” are both world premieres.
– “Monster Mash” is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton’s Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The “Monster Mash” single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20 of that year, just in time for Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since. (read more)

Brucebase entry: 2012-10-31 – BLUE CROSS ARENA, ROCHESTER, NY

 

Other:

How to download YouTube videos – Guide for downloading videos

How to upload videos to Youtube and name them properly – Please read while uploading videos to YouTube, thanks! 🙂

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:

Collection of interesting (and recent) blog posts and articles. Not all are related to the upcoming concert. Keeping you entertained, while waiting the concert to begin (or the setlist threads on fan forums).

Bruce Springsteen Timeline – Rollingstone.com

Springsteen Fans Regroup After Sandy – rochesterhomepage.net

Nils Lofgren Interview (Great stuff!) – iconicaxes.blogspot.com

Bruce Springsteen and Halloween Night (and Rochester wishlist) – stayhardstayhungry.wordpress.com

Springsteen Concert Held Halloween Night – rochester.ynn.com

Bruce Springsteen thrills thousands of fans – democratandchronicle.com

Reviews & Other:

Springsteen pays tribute to storm-damaged N.J. coast – nwitimes.com

Can You Feel the Spirit! Rochester, Halloween 2012 – Greasylake.org
 

 

Photos:

Bruce Springsteen Fan Discussion/Forums:

The Official Rochester Halloween SandyListVision thread – Greasylake
The official “ROCHESTER – the first show after the storm” setlist thread – SPL Messages
The OFFICIAL Rochester Halloween Setlist Thread – Backstreets (BTX)

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Rocksmith – Learn to play guitar & bass (review)

Rocksmith – Real Guitar & Bass video game

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I know this isn’t really Bruce Springsteen related blog post, but I’m sure that there are other folks here who want to learn how to play a guitar or bass…or both. Now there is a new way:

Rocksmith video game landed here in Europe this fall, and I have to say that the Rocksmith game is simply great. I bought my first guitar about 7 years ago, but I never really got the motivation to learn to play it well. Thank god for Rocksmith. It’s a video game that you can play with a real guitar/bass. Available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

I have played this game with PC & PS3, and enjoyed every minute of it. One of the reasons why this site haven’t got so many updates lately. I’m really sorry about that. 😀

Where was this game when I was 16?

I could write my own review here, but simply these videos will tell you more about the game than my review would ever do:

Video: Rocksmith Review part 1:

Video: Rocksmith Review part 2:

Where to get it?

Get the Rocksmith from Amazon.com

Get the Rocksmith from Amazon.co.uk

Songs that comes with the Rocksmith game:

“House of the Rising Sun” – The Animals – 1964
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” The Rolling Stones – 1965
“A More Perfect Union” – Titus Andronicus – 2010
“Angela” – Jarvis Cocker – 2009
“Are You Gonna Go My Way” – Lenny Kravitz – 1993
“Between the Lines” – Stone Temple Pilots – 2010
“Boys Don’t Cry” – The Cure – 1979
“Breed” – Nirvana – 1991
“Burnished” – White Denim – 2011
“California Brain” – RapScallions – 2011
“Chimney” – The Yellow Moon Band – 2009
“Do You Remember” – The Horrors – 2009
“Go With the Flow” – Queens of the Stone Age – 2002
“Gobbledigook” – Sigur Rós – 2008
“Good Enough” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – 2010
“High and Dry” – Radiohead – 1995
“Higher Ground” – Red Hot Chili Peppers – 1989
“I Can’t Hear You” – The Dead Weather – 2010
“I Got Mine” – The Black Keys – 2008
“I Miss You” – Incubus – 1999
“I Want Some More” – Dan Auerbach – 2009
“Icky Thump” – The White Stripes – 2007
“In Bloom” – Nirvana – 1991
“Islands” – The xx – 2009
“Me and the Bean” – Spoon – 2001
“Mean Bitch” – Taddy Porter – 2010
“Next Girl” – The Black Keys – 2010
“Number Thirteen” – Red Fang – 2011
“Outshined” – Soundgarden – 1991
“Panic Switch” – Silversun Pickups – 2009
“Play with Fire” – The Rolling Stones – 1965
“Plug In Baby” – Muse – 2001
“Rebel Rebel” – David Bowie – 1974
“Run Back to Your Side” – Eric Clapton – 2010
“Slither” – Velvet Revolver – 2004
“Slow Hands” – Interpol – 2004
“Song – 2” – Blur – 1997
“Step Out of the Car” – The Boxer Rebellion – 2011
“Sunshine of Your Love” – Cream – 1967
“Surf Hell” – Little Barrie – 2011
“Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd – 1974
“Take Me Out” – Franz Ferdinand – 2004
“The Spider and the Fly” – The Rolling Stones – 1965
“Under Cover of Darkness” – The Strokes – 2011
“Unnatural Selection” – Muse – 2009
“Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon – 2008
“Vasoline” – Stone Temple Pilots – 1994
“We Share the Same Skies” – The Cribs – 2009
“Well OK Honey” – Jenny O – 2010
“When I’m with You” – Best Coast – 2010
“Where is My Mind?” – Pixies – 1988

More songs can be bought as DLC (Downloadable content).

Some Rocksmith tips (by me):

– HDMI-lag. You should connect your console directly to your hometheater system (audio part), and not to your TV. Otherwise there might be annoying lag.

– If you have been playing guitar from “tabs” before, make sure you go to the “Options” – “Game Settings” – “String Layout” , and select “inverted”. Otherwise the notes are “upside down”.

– Next step is to set audio settings. Set the music volume to 70-80%, and your guitar/bass to 100%. That way you will hear your own playing much better.

– You need a decent guitar with the game. Get an external guitar/bass tuner too. (game has built-in tuner, but it’s not that good).

– Get a decent guitar/bass. With a bad guitar, your learning curve is much much higher.


PC or PS3? PS3 is much more user friendly, but if you are familiar with tweaking PC games & settings, and your PC meet the system requirements. It’s not a bad choice either.


Some PC tips: Rocksmith PC Configuration and FAQS

In order to run Rocksmith properly, your PC MUST meet or exceed these minimum requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

Supported OS : Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1)
Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E4400 or 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ (2.6 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6750 or 3.0 GHz AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ or better recommended)
RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 10.0-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM drive
Hard Drive Space: 12 GB
Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, Rocksmith Real Tone Cable (USB 2.0 port required)

Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT / 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT / 9 / 200 / 400 / 500 / 600 series

Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

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Bruce Springsteen 2012-10-27 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – October 27, 2012 – Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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It’s the last leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band hits the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. October 27, 2012.

Wrecking Ball Tour blog gathers all the possible info from this concert. Details including: set list, videos, reviews, articles, photos, and other info.

Setlist doesn’t get updated in real-time. See the discussion/fan forums list at the bottom for the setlist following!

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.

Ticket:

2012-10-27_bruce_springsteen_pittsburgh_ticket

Setlist & Videos:

 

Soundcheck:

Code Of Silence

Concert:

01 Don’t Look Back (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3)
02 Candy’s Room
03 The Ties That Bind (Video #1)
04 Streets Of Fire (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3)
05 Hungry Heart (Video #1) (Video #2)
06 We Take Care Of Our Own
07 Wrecking Ball (Video #1)
08 Death To My Hometown (Video #1) (Video #2 clip)
09 My City Of Ruins
10 Spirit In The Night (Video #1)
11 PRETTY FLAMINGO* (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3 clip) (Video #4) (Video #5 clip) (Video #6)
12 Talk To Me (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3)
13 Adam Raised A Cain (Video #1 clip)
14 Because The Night (Video #1) (Video #2 clip)
15 She’s The One
16 Working on the Highway (Video #1 clip)
17 Shackled and Drawn (Video #1) (Video #2 short clip)
18 Waiting on a Sunny Day (Video #1 short clip)
19 The Rising (Video #1)
20 Badlands (Video #1 clip)
21 Land of Hope and Dreams (Video #1)

Encore:

22 Racing in the Street (Video #1)
23 Born To Run (Video #1) (Video #2 clip)
24 Glory Days (With Joe and Johnny Gruschecky) (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4)
25 Light of Day (With Joe and Johnny Gruschecky) (Video #1)
26 Dancing in the Dark (Video #1) (Video #2 clip)
27 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Video #1) (Video #2 short clip) (Video #3 clip)

*Tour Premiere

 

Notes:

– “Pretty Flamingo” is a song written by Mark Barkan, which became a hit in 1966 when Manfred Mann’s recording of it was released as a single. The single reached number one in the UK singles chart on 5 May 1966. Manfred Mann’s recording was a minor hit in the United States where it spent 8 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 29 during the week of August 6, 1966. (Read more)

 

Brucebase entry: 2012-10-27 – CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PA

 

Other:

How to download YouTube videos – Guide for downloading videos

How to upload videos to Youtube and name them properly – Please read while uploading videos to YouTube, thanks! 🙂

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:

Collection of interesting (and recent) blog posts and articles. Not all are related to the upcoming concert. Keeping you entertained, while waiting the concert to begin (or the setlist threads on fan forums).

Bruce Springsteen Timeline – Rollingstone.com

Springsteen still ‘born to run’ and rock – triblive.com

Springsteen, Steelers, Pitt and chemical engineers to draw thousands to Pittsburgh – triblive.com

Baseball and Bruce – joeposnanski.blogspot.com

Bruce Springsteen’s “Factory”: A Theological Reflection – jamesmcgahey.blogspot.com

Song of the Week: “Jungleland” by Bruce Springsteen – stetsonsgarden.blogspot.com

The best of Bruce Springsteen – post-gazette.com

Preview: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tearing it up on Wrecking Ball Tour – old.post-gazette.com

Reviews & Other:

Music Review: Fans hungry for Springsteen got full plate of pure rock – old.post-gazette.com

Springsteen thrills sold-out Pittsburgh show – timesonline.com

Review: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 10-27-12 – jukeboxgraduate.com

 

Photos:

Bruce Springsteen Fan Discussion/Forums:

he Official Pittsburgh October 27th SetListVision thread – Greasylake
Doubleheader in Pittsburgh on Saturday – SPL Messages
The OFFICIAL Pittsburgh Setlist Thread – Backstreets (BTX)

Support this blog and feel good:

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Bruce Springsteen 2012-10-25 XL Center, Hartford, CT

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – October 25, 2012 – XL Center, Hartford, CT

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It’s the last leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band hits the XL Center in Hartford, CT. October 25, 2012.

Wrecking Ball Tour blog gathers all the possible info from this concert. Details including: set list, videos, reviews, articles, photos, and other info.

Setlist doesn’t get updated in real-time. See the discussion/fan forums list at the bottom for the setlist following!

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.

Ticket:

2012-10-25_bruce_springsteen_hartford_ticket_xl_center

Setlist & Videos:

 

Soundcheck:

Radio Nowhere
Held Up Without A Gun
Gotta Get That Feeling

Concert:

1. HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN* (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3 + Radio Nowhere)
2. Radio Nowhere (Video #1) (Video #2)
3. Jackson Cage (Video #1) (Video #2)
4. Hungry Heart (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3)
5. We Take Care Of Our Own (Video #1)
6. Wrecking Ball (Video #1) (Video #2)
7. Death To My Hometown (Video #1)
8. My City Of Ruins (Video #1 clip)
9. Spirit in the Night (Video #1) (Video #2)
10. PINK CADILLAC* (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4 clip)
11. Incident on 57th Street (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5)
12. Point Blank (Video #1 clip) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4)
13. Because The Night (Video #1) (Video #2 clip)
14. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
15. Out In The Street (Video #1)
16. Shackled & Drawn (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 distorted)
17. Waitin’ On a Sunny Day (Video #1 clip) (Video #2)
18. For You (Solo Piano) (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6)
19. The Rising
20. Badlands (Video #1 clip)
21. Land Of Hope & Dreams (Video #1)

Encore:

22. Kitty’s Back (Video #1) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3 clip) (Video #4)
23. Born To Run (Video #1 clip) (Video #2)
24. Bobby Jean
25. Dancing In The Dark (Video #1)
26. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Video #1 clip) (Video #2) (Video #3 clip)

*Tour Premiere

 

Notes:

 

Brucebase entry: 2012-10-25 – XL CENTER, HARTFORD, CT

 

Other:

How to download YouTube videos – Guide for downloading videos

How to upload videos to Youtube and name them properly – Please read while uploading videos to YouTube, thanks! 🙂

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:

Collection of interesting (and recent) blog posts and articles. Not all are related to the upcoming concert. Keeping you entertained, while waiting the concert to begin (or the setlist threads on fan forums).

Bruce Springsteen Timeline – Rollingstone.com

Springsteen Keyboardist Roy Bittan Leaves Politics To The Boss – articles.courant.com

Fanning The Fame: Diehard Fans Never Tire Of The Boss – articles.courant.com

David Gahr’s Photographs Of Lennon, Springsteen And Other Music Icons At The Morrison Hotel Gallery – huffingtonpost.com

Welcome to The Concert Photo Of The Day for 10/25/12 – amsaddler.com

 

Reviews & Other:

Bruce Springsteen rocks XL Center in Hartford – masslive.com

It’s always special when Springsteen rocks Hartford – examiner.com

Springsteen in Hartford – scenicroot.blogspot.com

Concert: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in Hartford, CT – soundspike.com

Bruce Springsteen Blazes A Trail Through Hartford’s XL Center – courantblogs.com

 

Photos:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rocks Hartford’s XL Center – photos.masslive.com

Bruce Springsteen Fan Discussion/Forums:

The Official Hartford Oct 25th SetListVision thread – Greasylake
25 Oct, 2012 Hartford, CT setlist thread (yes really) – SPL Messages
Official Hartford thread  – Backstreets (BTX)

Support this blog and feel good:

Check out iHerb.com, and get up to $10 discount from your first order by using coupon YUY952 – It’s a great place. Me recommends. 🙂

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