1973-02-14 New Gymnasium, Richmond, VA

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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 listed 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 recorded 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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