1975-02-06 Widener Field House, Chester, PA

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

Info & Setlist | Venue

One show, held in the 1,500-seat Widener Field House, with Springsteen & The E Street Band the sole act on the bill. This first of two consecutive nights at Widener was not quite a sellout. Due to the notoriously bad sound in the school's Field House, Mike Appel had engaged a local contractor to install echo-suppressing material along the walls and roof of the Gymnasium. A few hours before the show Appel learned that this material was highly flammable and a mad scramble ensued to re-position the material to be out of possible reach of the crowd. This caused the start of the opening night's show to be delayed for over 90 minutes. The material functioned reasonably well and the over-two-hour show was a roaring success. The school's newspaper reported that Suki Lahav had to be treated for exhaustion after this show, although she recuperated in time for the following night's performance. The 16-song setlist listed is sourced from the video and newspaper reviews and may be the complete set, although it is possible that one or two songs are missing and it's likely that the order is not correct. As noted in the Montgomery Gazette, "Incident On 57th Street" opened the show, and a two-song encore of "Back In The U.S.A." and "For You" (played by Springsteen alone at the piano) brought the proceedings to a close. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection.

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