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[Photo Story] Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Leave Bryce Jordan Center ‘Dancing In The Dark’

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed on Saturday, March 18, at the Bryce Jordan Center as part of their 2023 tour. The band performed 27 songs and played for nearly three hours in front of a sold-out crowd that included fans of all ages.

Springsteen and the E Street Band last played in State College back on April 18, 2016.

After the band took the stage one by one in front of loud cheering and applause, the show was underway. Springsteen opened with “No Surrender,” leaving the crowd in awe with his electric energy.

Springsteen interacted with his audience throughout the show, giving high-fives and telling stories. He told the crowd about how his song “Last Man Standing” was inspired by his final moments with a lifelong friend and former band member before he passed away. Springsteen followed the story with a heartfelt performance of the song.

The E Street Band has been Springsteen’s primary backing band since 1972. The band’s talent, enthusiasm, and experience provided just as much excitement as “The Boss” did. Saxophonist Jake Clemons and guitarist Steven “Little Steven” Van Zandt wowed the audience throughout the show.

The group performed hit songs, including older classics such as “Born to Run,” “Dancing in the Dark,” and “Rosalita,” and newer songs, “Wrecking Ball” and “Letter to You.”

The final song performed was “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” which Springsteen followed with an acoustic version of “I’ll See You in My Dreams” before thanking the crowd and heading off the stage.

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