Jersey Girl and Guy forever! Duo get engaged, get on stage with Springsteen
EAST RUTHERFORD — Records set by Bruce Springsteen set during his MetLife Stadium dates should not be written in ink.
In his second of three concerts at MetLife Stadium, Springsteen played 33 songs for exactly four hours, according to Billboard's Michele Amabile. That broke the record he set Tuesday night for his longest U.S. show in history, when he opened the River tour performance with a 3 hour, 52 minute performance.
Springsteen also offered his first comment on the presidential campaign, calling it "the ugliest I've ever seen" before playing "Youngstown," according to Amabile. "My City In Ruins" was dedicated to the victims of the earthquake in Italy and he also teased the audience with a video showing him flipping through his upcoming book "Born to Run,"
Springsteen's mom, Adele, was in the crowd, as was Gov. Chris Christie.
As the night wound down, while Springsteen played "Jersey Girl," he asked "What's going on out there?" — as he noticed a marriage proposal.
The new bride-to-be showed her ring on the big screen. "There's love in the room tonight," a beaming Springsteen said as he brought the couple on stage.
The groom-to-be said he and fiancee Jill have been together for eight years and have gone to many Springsteen shows together.
"This by far was the best," the man said.
Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine played with the E Street Band for 3 songs while a three-year-old joined Springsteen for "Waitin' On A Sunny Day."
Setlist from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Aug. 25:
New York City Serenade
Prove it All Night
Spirit in the Night
My City of Ruins
Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Lost in the Flood
Out in the Street
Death to My Hometown (with Tom Morello)
Jack of All Trades
American Skin (41 Shots) (with Tom Morello)
The Promised Land
I’m a Rocker
Tougher Than the Rest
Because the Night
The Ghost of Tom Joad (with Tom Morello)
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Rosalita (Come out Tonight)
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
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