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Friday Is Boss’ Day: Super Bowl setlist odds

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , on January 16, 2009 by 30daysout

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With Super Bowl XLIII still two weeks away, even the actual outcome of the game is less in doubt than the songs that Bruce Springsteen will select to perform at halftime. (OK, we’re figuring Steelers over the Eagles.)  The real setlist is of course a closely guarded secret, and there are conflicting reports about the amount of time Springsteen and the E Street Band are allotted to perform. 

So this being the Super Bowl, and America, let’s turn this into a gambling opportunity.  We could make up squares and have people toss some money into a pot, or come up with an over-under on the length of the halftime.  But we’ll leave that up to you – instead let’s examine some of the most likely choices, and we won’t worry about the order.

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Friday is Boss’ Day: Super Bowl Setlist?

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , on January 9, 2009 by 30daysout


On February 1, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play before their biggest audience ever when they grace the stage at halftime of Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa.  Personally, I can’t wait to see all those idiots jumping up and down to a song they have probably never heard just so they can get on TV.  For Bruce’s sake, I hope there are at least some “healthy” women in front.

We have been speculating about the setlist.  The band will probably get between 15 and 20 minutes, or about four songs.  Bruce has to do something new, so you can probably count on “Working On A Dream.”  You know they’ll have to play “Born to Run,” and they’ll probably throw in something like “Dancing in the Dark” or “Born in the USA” from his biggest selling album.  It’s the fourth one we’re having trouble figuring out.

Denny seems think he’s going to play “Rosalita,” a song that clocks in at over 10 minutes live.  Doubtful, but you never know.  I think it’s newsbsesbgh3going to be a rocker like “Radio Nowhere” or “The Rising.”  Whatever he plays, you can guarantee it will be on the greatest hits package being released exclusively at Wal-Mart on Jan. 13.

Send us your Springsteen Super Bowl setlist. If we receive enough responses, we’ll post them for Boss’ Day next Friday, Jan. 16.

UPDATE: Here are some other predictions/polls:                                      


The Official NMAS Super Bowl Setlist Poll

Greg Kot (Chicago Tribune)