After a short layoff, I’m back listening to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band live shows. When a tour ends, I have to take a step back. I sometimes get overwhelmingly sad thinking “did I see my last E Street Band concert?” I’ve been to many concerts the past few months — including Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Bob Seger with J Geils, Southside Johnny and the Jukes. Southside, Seger and J Geils were tremendous concerts. Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne: love the music, hate the stage presence. But I would see them both again. To overcome my post-tour Bruce depression, I just downloaded the Aug. 9, 1978 Springsteen show, which was just a few months before my first Springsteen concert: Nov. 12, 1978. So now it’s time to put in ear buds, shovel and feel like I’m 16 again.
Published by Joyce Bassett
A Troy, NY, native. Executive News Editor at the Albany Times Union. Graduated in 1984 with a bachelor of arts/journalism degree from Temple University, Philadelphia. Reporter, editor and art director at newspapers in Tampa, Fla., and Naperville, Ill., before joining the Albany Times Union in 1997. As executive news editor, Joyce Bassett is in charge of the night news desk operation and designs the front page. She is also a team leader on the Times Union print desk, responsible for overseeing design, creating cover feature page designs and creating graphics for all sections of the newspaper. Her blog, called Youth Sports, was one of the first sports blogs at the Times Union, with her first item posted in February 2007. View all posts by Joyce Bassett