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Sunday / October 21.
  • The Night We Saw Springsteen for 20 Bucks

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    HERSHEY, Pa. — I first saw Bruce Springsteen in the summer of 1985 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

    I was with my then-girlfriend Danielle Pedeleborde, Bruce was on the “Born in the USA” tour and I remember some drunk chick behind me spilling a beer all over me.

    We had a great time anyway.

    Fast forward nearly a quarter century, 24 years to be exact, and I saw Springsteen for probably  the 12th or 15th time last night at Hershey Park.

    This time I was with my wife, Jen, and my two kids, Grace and James, on a beautiful warm spring night. My how time flies.

    We were driving through Pennsylvania to meet some friends and decided to stop at Hershey Park to see Bruce. After paying $10 for parking, we debated buying two more tix at $99 each.

    Instead, some kind soul gave us one free ticket and we then bought another from a scalper for just $20.

    Kids over 2 are supposed to buy a ticket, but the kind (elderly) gentlemen at the gate let us walk in with Grace, 4, on my shoulders and Jen carrying 1-year-old James.

    So we got into Bruce for a grand total of 20 bucks. Can’t beat that with a tire iron.

    We stood in the back of the standing room section with Grace on my shoulders, and we all enjoyed ourselves singing and dancing.

    A couple people approached us and said they thought it was cool that we brought our kids to the show.

    Eventually Gracie got tired out and we hit the road knowing we’d gotten a great deal and enjoyed a fabulous night.

    May 15 / Hersheypark Stadium / Hershey, PA
    Notes:
    to come

    Setlist:
    Badlands
    Spirit in the Night
    Outlaw Pete
    Radio Nowhere
    Out in the Street
    Twist and Shout
    Working on a Dream
    Seeds
    Johnny 99
    The Ghost of Tom Joad
    Raise Your Hand
    Give the Girl a Kiss
    Trapped
    Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
    The Promised Land
    Backstreets
    Kingdom of Days
    Lonesome Day
    The Rising
    Born to Run
    * * *
    Hard Times
    Thunder Road
    Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
    Land of Hope and Dreams
    American Land
    Rosalita
    Bobby Jean

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.