1974-11-22 Hollinger Field House, West Chester, PA

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Scheduled: 20:00 Local Start Time ??:?? / End Time ??:??

Info & Setlist | Venue

One show, double bill, with Springsteen headlining and folk stylist Jae Mason opening. A Brucebase reader who attended comments: "A truly amazing show. I took a friend who only listened to classical music and couldn't stand rock… even she was blown away! Jae Mason opened up and the crowd booed him. So Bruce came out and asked the crowd to give the guy a break because it wasn't too long ago that he (Bruce) was an opening act. Suki Lahav was playing. The rendition of "Jungleland" was one of the greatest moments in rock and roll history!" A review in the college Quad magazine states that "Incident On 57th Street" opened the set, with Bruce accompanied by piano and Suki on the violin. The review notes that the MCs introduction was simply "Ladies and gentlemen, a man you will never forget, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band." The reviewer's final paragraphs are worth repeating here; "His expressions, his motions, the subtlety of his repetition, the raunchy power of his screaming guitar, the sensual rasp of the sax, the fragile piano, the heartbeat of the drums, the bleeding cry of the violin, the omniscience of the organ, all add up to the amazing presence somewhere between greaser and punk that is Springsteen. Springsteen's music is pure Rock 'N Roll unlike anything you've heard before, but then it's everything you've heard before. Every rock tune before Springsteen was looking for a final statement, the ultimate expression of an ultimate goal, trying to synthesize emotion and intellect as only Rock 'N Roll could do. Springsteen is everything Rock 'N Roll should have been."

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