1973-02-14 New Gymnasium, Richmond, VA

Scheduled: 21:00 Local Start Time ??:?? / End Time ??:??

Info & Setlist | Venue

One show, double bill, with Bruce and the boys opening for headliner Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks. Springsteen was allowed to present a headliner-length performance of nearly 90 minutes, and he stole the show from Hicks. The above-mentioned setlist represents Springsteen's entire song presentation from this show in the correct sequence, as sourced from a newspaper review of the show in conjunction with a circulating recording. Show opens with the earliest known performance of "Lost In The Flood". "For You" is the full band version, with an unusual piano introduction. From a historical standpoint the most significant performance, however, is "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". This the earliest known performance and a unique arrangement that not only features a near-complete rendition of The Beach Boys "Fun, Fun, Fun" sandwiched in the middle, but also incorporates a cosmic story-rap that finds an eight-year-old Springsteen locked in an Alabama jail with Dennis Wilson, James Brown and Wilson Pickett (whose "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" Bruce covered earlier in the show). Following "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", the emcee can be heard announcing that Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks will follow.

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