Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Springsteen Set list analysis - Late Summer 2016.

Tonight oldest Son and I are off to see Bruce. Again. For the second time this year.

We saw an excellent but very predictable "River" set in February. Bashing into a 30 something set with 20 songs leaves very little room for improvisation. Add into that the songs that are standards (Your Born to Run, Rosalita, Thunder Road) and he only changed up maybe 5-6 songs a night on the first leg of the US indoor tour back in winter.

This time is different.

After playing nearly 4 hours in the first two Meadowlands sets and seemingly mixing things up, he went completely off the reservation on the third night, playing no song past the 70's until the 13th song, Atlantic City (and that was from 1982!). Then he turned around and did nearly the same thing in DC. Tonight should be an interesting show.

Some facts about the 6 outdoor sets played in the US so far:

82 Different songs have been played.

Only 9 songs made every set:

Badlands
Because the Night
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Hungry Heart
Out in the Street
Shout
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
The Rising

35 Songs were only played once.

Here is a quick analysis of songs so far:


By Times Played:
 
Song Times Played % of Shows
Badlands 6 100%
Because the Night 6 100%
Born to Run 6 100%
Dancing in the Dark 6 100%
Hungry Heart 6 100%
Out in the Street 6 100%
Shout 6 100%
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out 6 100%
The Rising 6 100%
American Skin (41 Shots) 5 83%
New York City Serenade (with strings) 5 83%
Rosalita 5 83%
Spirit in the Night 5 83%
The Promised Land 5 83%
Sherry Darling 4 67%
She's the One 4 67%
Backstreets 3 50%
Bobby Jean 3 50%
Candy's Room 3 50%
Darlington County 3 50%
Death to My Hometown 3 50%
Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street? 3 50%
Growin' Up 3 50%
Incident on 57th Street 3 50%
It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City 3 50%
Jack of All Trades (with strings) 3 50%
Jersey Girl 3 50%
Jungleland 3 50%
Kitty's Back 3 50%
Lost in the Flood 3 50%
Working on the Highway 3 50%
Cadillac Ranch 2 33%
Downbound Train 2 33%
I'm a Rocker 2 33%
I'm on Fire 2 33%
Land of Hope and Dreams 2 33%
Mary's Place 2 33%
Night 2 33%
No Surrender 2 33%
Prove It All Night 2 33%
Secret Garden 2 33%
Summertime Blues 2 33%
The River 2 33%
The Ties That Bind 2 33%
Thunder Road 2 33%
Waitin' on a Sunny Day 2 33%
Wrecking Ball 2 33%
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) 1 17%
Atlantic City 1 17%
Better Days 1 17%
Blinded by the Light 1 17%
Brilliant Disguise 1 17%
Darkness on the Edge of Town 1 17%
Factory 1 17%
For You (solo piano) 1 17%
Glory Days 1 17%
I'm Goin' Down 1 17%
Independence Day 1 17%
Living Proof 1 17%
Mansion on the Hill 1 17%
Murder Incorporated 1 17%
My City of Ruins 1 17%
My Hometown 1 17%
My Love Will Not Let You Down 1 17%
None But the Brave 1 17%
Pink Cadillac 1 17%
Pretty Flamingo 1 17%
Racing in the Street 1 17%
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 1 17%
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 1 17%
Save My Love 1 17%
Seven Nights to Rock 1 17%
Something in the Night 1 17%
The E Street Shuffle 1 17%
The Ghost of Tom Joad 1 17%
This Hard Land (solo acoustic) 1 17%
Tougher Than the Rest 1 17%
Trapped 1 17%
Twist and Shout 1 17%
Two Hearts 1 17%
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) 1 17%
Youngstown 1 17%


Alphabetically.


Song Times Played % of Shows
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) 1 17%
American Skin (41 Shots) 5 83%
Atlantic City 1 17%
Backstreets 3 50%
Badlands 6 100%
Because the Night 6 100%
Better Days 1 17%
Blinded by the Light 1 17%
Bobby Jean 3 50%
Born to Run 6 100%
Brilliant Disguise 1 17%
Cadillac Ranch 2 33%
Candy's Room 3 50%
Dancing in the Dark 6 100%
Darkness on the Edge of Town 1 17%
Darlington County 3 50%
Death to My Hometown 3 50%
Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street? 3 50%
Downbound Train 2 33%
Factory 1 17%
For You (solo piano) 1 17%
Glory Days 1 17%
Growin' Up 3 50%
Hungry Heart 6 100%
I'm a Rocker 2 33%
I'm Goin' Down 1 17%
I'm on Fire 2 33%
Incident on 57th Street 3 50%
Independence Day 1 17%
It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City 3 50%
Jack of All Trades (with strings) 3 50%
Jersey Girl 3 50%
Jungleland 3 50%
Kitty's Back 3 50%
Land of Hope and Dreams 2 33%
Living Proof 1 17%
Lost in the Flood 3 50%
Mansion on the Hill 1 17%
Mary's Place 2 33%
Murder Incorporated 1 17%
My City of Ruins 1 17%
My Hometown 1 17%
My Love Will Not Let You Down 1 17%
New York City Serenade (with strings) 5 83%
Night 2 33%
No Surrender 2 33%
None But the Brave 1 17%
Out in the Street 6 100%
Pink Cadillac 1 17%
Pretty Flamingo 1 17%
Prove It All Night 2 33%
Racing in the Street 1 17%
Rosalita 5 83%
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 1 17%
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 1 17%
Save My Love 1 17%
Secret Garden 2 33%
Seven Nights to Rock 1 17%
Sherry Darling 4 67%
She's the One 4 67%
Shout 6 100%
Something in the Night 1 17%
Spirit in the Night 5 83%
Summertime Blues 2 33%
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out 6 100%
The E Street Shuffle 1 17%
The Ghost of Tom Joad 1 17%
The Promised Land 5 83%
The Rising 6 100%
The River 2 33%
The Ties That Bind 2 33%
This Hard Land (solo acoustic) 1 17%
Thunder Road 2 33%
Tougher Than the Rest 1 17%
Trapped 1 17%
Twist and Shout 1 17%
Two Hearts 1 17%
Waitin' on a Sunny Day 2 33%
Working on the Highway 3 50%
Wrecking Ball 2 33%
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) 1 17%
Youngstown 1 17%


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