1974-04-29 Roxy Theater, Northampton, PA (Late)

Scheduled: 22:00 Local Start Time ??:?? / End Time ??:??

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Second of two shows, 10.00pm, with Springsteen and band the sole act on the bill. Both shows were sellouts. Promoted and sponsored by WSAN-AM in Allentown, however there was no radio broadcast of either show. These was Bruce's only appearances at this 600-seat, classically designed art deco former vaudeville/movie theater. The theater showed movies at the weekend and rock concerts during the week, sponsored by the underground AM station. There were no FM stations in this area (east Pennsylvania) at the time. Also appearing at the theater around the same time were Billy Joel, Al Stewart, John Hartford and the Strawbs. Entrance fee for Springsteen was $2.00. Brucebase reader Richard also writes his memories: "First he wore a floppy hat, which he moved all over his head, almost as a prop. And the second was the incredible encore of "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", which was amazing. I did not know the song (or any Bruce songs at that time). My friend who went with me was from Jersey and had heard of him, so we splurged for the two bucks. AND, I have been a huge fan ever since. Right after the show, I borrowed the first two albums and recorded them on my reel-to-reel tape recorder, and that started my collection (hundreds of boots since then)." We have located this song at the late show, but it is not certain which of the two shows Richard recalls.



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