1974-04-27 Gymnasium, Hartford, CT

Scheduled: 19:00 Local Start Time ??:?? / End Time ??:??

Info & Setlist | Venue

One show, with Springsteen and band opening for The Chambers Brothers and headliners Mountain. The boys had already performed a full show earlier in the day at the University of Connecticut. That outdoor gig had been long planned but this indoor gig held in the UH Gymnasium was a late addition to the tour itinerary, with Bruce agreeing to replace the Elvin Bishop Band, who'd cancelled the week before. According to Kevin Fahey, who was head of the UH Program Council at the time, Springsteen was paid $1,250 for his night's work. Marty Schlesinger was a student at UH at the time and recalls, "I played on the UH Lacrosse team at the time and Bruce and the band came into our locker room as we were changing after practice. They were using the locker room as their dressing room. Pretty cool group of guys who freely interacted with us. Clarence Clemons pulled out his sax (on Bruce's urging) and played some riffs in the locker room shower. Pretty impressive echo acoustics." Apparently Mountain's Leslie West enjoyed the show from the front row, but The Chambers Brothers didn't want to come on after Bruce's set.



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