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Bruce Springsteen in Anaheim

This is the best I could manage last night in Anaheim with my iPhone 3gs. I used a lomo preset in Lightroom and did some other tinkering to try to sharpen up the image. A couple other photos are in this gallery on my SmugMug page.

I didn't take many photos during the show -- I was right behind the risers at the back of the pit and wanted to enjoy the music. But I was surprised how often the iPhone missed of the few shots I took -- I suspect the camera on the iPhone 4s and 5 is many times better than the piece of crap on the 3GS. 

Amazing show, btw. It was the 18th Springsteen show I've seen since Dec. 1984 and this might have been the best. He played for almost three-and-a-half hours straight, covering songs from throughout his 40-year recording career. One of many highlights: a beautiful solo version of "Long Time Coming," an under appreciated gem from the "Devils and Dust" album. 

The "Ghost of Tom Joad," "Badlands" and "Thunder Road trio that finished off the main set was ridiculous. As was opening the show with another of my favorites, "Land of Hopes and Dreams" and then ripping straight into "Adam Raised a Cain" and "Streets of Fire." 

The material from "Wrecking Ball" also sounded damn good. Hey Bruce - keep playing the new stuff! It's every bit as great as the old stuff. They're all good! 


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