Vor 13 Jahren: Season’s Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ

Nach der finalen Show der “The Rising Tour 2002/2003” am 4. Oktober 2003 im Shea Stadium (New York, NY), spielte Bruce Springsteen bis zum Jahresende etliche Benefizkonzerte. Unter anderem beteiligte er sich am 1. November 2003 am “Light of Day” Konzertspektakel im Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NY), um Spenden für die “Light of Day Foundation” zu sammeln. Wenige Tage später trat er im “Garden Manor” in Aberdeen, NJ auf, um die “Muscular Dystrophy Association” zu unterstützen.

Zu guter Letzt war Bruce Springsteen am 5., 7. und 8. Dezember 2003 bei den drei Weihnachts-Benefizkonzerten “Season’s Greetings from Asbury Park” zu sehen. Der “Boss” wurde dabei von “Max Weinberg’s 7”, dem “Victorious Gospel Chor” sowie den Gästen Sam Moore, Garland Jeffreys, Jesse Malin, Southside Johnny, Nils Lofgren, Steven Van Zandt, Jon Bon Jovi, Danny DeVito und Willie Nile unterstützt.

Ein Teil der Erlöse aus dem Kartenverkauf wurde der Asbury Park High School gespendet.

Die Presse berichtete:

Springsteen and company help high school band
“Bruce Springsteen is providing some season’s greetings for a high school marching band.

Springsteen and other musicians performing three benefit shows at Convention Hall this weekend will donate some of the proceeds to the Asbury Park High School band. The money will help buy uniforms and instruments for the band, which was resurrected two hears ago with seven members and now featuring 25 musicians”.

Videomitschnitt – 8. Dezember 2003:

Setlist – 8. Dezember 2003:

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Christmas Day (Max Weinberg Seven)
So Young And In Love
None But The Brave
Queen Of The Underworld (Jesse Malin)
Wendy (Jesse Malin)
R.O.C.K. (Garland Jeffreys)
96 Tears (Garland Jeffreys)
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) (Little Steven)
This Time It’s For Real (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
Talk To Me (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
It’s Been A Long Time (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
Seaside Bar Song
Thundercrack
The Wish
Hold On, I’m Coming (Sam Moore)
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Sam Moore)
Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)/ I Thank You (Sam Moore)
Soul Man (Sam Moore)
Shine Silently (Nils Lofgren)
Because The Night (Nils Lofgren)
Kitty’s Back
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Merry Christmas Baby (Sam Moore)
I Don’t Wanna Go Home (Southside Johnny)
My City Of Ruins (Sam Moore)
What’s So Funny About Peace Love & Understanding
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Videomitschnitt – 7. Dezember 2003:

Setlist – 7. Dezember 2003:

Gospel (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Christmas Day (Max Weinberg 7)
So Young and In Love
None But the Brave (Alliance Singers, Soozie Tyrell)
Queen of the Underworld (Jesse Malin)
Wendy (Jesse Malin)
Wild in the Streeet (Garland Jeffreys)
R.O.C.K. Rock (Garland Jeffreys)
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) (Little Steven)
This Time It’s for Real (Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi)
This Time Baby’s Gone for Good (Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi)
It’s Been a Long Time (Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi)
Seaside Bar Song
Thundercrack
The Wish
Hold On, I’m Comin’ (Sam Moore, Alliance Singers)
When Something is Wrong with My Baby (Sam Moore)
I Thank You (Sam Moore)
Soul Man (Sam Moore)
Shine Silently (Nils Lofgren)
Because the Night (Nils Lofgren)
It’s My Life (Jon Bon Jovi)
Kitty’s Back
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)
Encore: I Don’t Want to Go Home (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
My City of Ruins (Sam Moore)
What’s So Funny about Peace
Love and Understanding
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Setlist – 5. Dezember 2003:

Gospel Song (Victorious Gospel Chor)
I’ve Got A Feeling Everyone’s Gonna Be Alright (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Instrumental (Max Weinberg 7)
Christmas Day (Max Weinberg 7)
From Small Things
None But the Brave
Queen of the Underworld (Jesse Marlin)
Wendy (Jesse Marlin)
Wild in the Streets (Garland Jeffreys)
R-O-C-K (Garland Jeffreys)
Merry Christmas Baby (Little Steven)
This Time it’s for Real (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
Love on the Wrong Side of Town (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
It’s been a Long Time (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
Seaside Bar Song
Thundercrack
The Wish
Hold on I’m coming (Sam Moore)
Something’s Wrong with my Baby (Sam Moore)
Thank You (Sam Moore)
Soul Man (Sam Moore)
Shine Silently (Nils Lofgren)
Because the Night
Mary’s Place
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
I don’t want to go Home (Southside Johnny)
My City of Ruins (Sam Moore)
What’s so funny Bout (Danny DeVito)
Santa Clause is Coming to Town

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