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Post Springsteen

on May 1, 2014

Sorry to have been absent for a couple of days. I have an excellent reason! My friends and I drove up to Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday night for the Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concert. Those of you who have been with me here for awhile know that I am a major Springsteen fan. I have been since I was 17 years old. I am as awestruck by the man and the band in concert now as I was the first time I saw them play live in 1978.

I figure if they can still rock it out like they do when they’re all in their 60s, then I sure as heck can too in my 50s. I’ll be completely honest and admit that the post-concert recovery takes longer. 🙂 We didn’t get home until after 2 a.m. so it was 3 a.m. before I got to sleep. Unfortunately, Nat and Pyxi did not get the memo that I’d planned to sleep in on Wednesday morning and go into work a couple of hours late. They woke me up first at 4:40 a.m., then at 6 and then again at 7:45 a.m. That’s when I gave up and attempted to launch myself into my day.

Suffice it to say that my butt dragged all day long. By the time I went to Tai Chi class that evening, my brain was clicking off and I could barely stay awake. I went to bed early.

All this aside, the concert was absolutely awesome! Not that Bruce and the band is ever less than terrific, but I found this show to be particularly fun. Maybe it’s just because I haven’t seen him in a year and a half. I don’t know for sure, but I feel like I cheered every song and grinned like an overjoyed fool for the entire three hours. I danced in my seat, on my feet, and in general just had the most amazing time.

I suspect that my greater fitness overall health further contributed to my extreme enjoyment of the concert. With my weight loss comes lots of enjoyment-increasing benefits. Overall it’s a whole lot easier for me to walk and move – including from the car in the parking lot to the stadium, up or down stairs to seats, etc. I comfortably fit in the seat and don’t feel like I’m crowding the poor people sitting on either side. I sure could jump up to my feet with ease instead of struggling to my feet. I just had the most wonderful energy throughout the entire concert.

It was well worth being sleepy the entire following day. We were on an upper level just to the right of the stage so the seats were good. I have to admit that the entire time I watched, I also saw how much Bruce interacted with the people standing on the floor near the stage. About mid-way through I realized that once, just once, I want to be one of those people standing on the floor right at the stage. I would never have considered this before because I know I would have been miserable trying to stand for three hours. Now, it’s a whole different possibility. My friend says that if you buy general admission tickets for the floor, you have to get to the show hours and hours ahead of time to try to score the wristbands for the front section and to have a prayer of entering early and getting to the front of the front.

Call me crazy, but I so want to do this. I’m willing to commit to whatever it takes! It is officially on my Promise List.

Now I just need Bruce to extend the tour so I can put the plan into action!

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One response to “Post Springsteen

  1. Jai says:

    so glad you had fun

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