1975-10-31 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA

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

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Produced by Bill Graham, who acted as the evening's MC. At two-and-a-half hours one of the longest shows of the entire 1975-76 Born To Run Tour, courtesy of an extended, six-song encore section. Following the third encore Bill Graham came out and told the crowd the show was over. Seeing the roadies beginning to tear down, most of the crowd filed out. However after half the crowd had left the auditorium they heard wild cheering erupting back inside the hall and immediately turned around and went back - Bruce and the band were plugging in for more. Partial setlist details courtesy of the recollections of Jack Bogdanski - see our Gallery tab for a few photos from the show taken by Jack. The show got a none too complimentary review in the San Francisco Chronicle, although the reporter only managed to stay for the first twenty minutes. Reviews in the Stanford Daily and Los Medanos College's Experience were more positive, and add a few more songs to give us the very incomplete setlist listed. The reviewer in the Experience refers to "a smouldering version of an old twisting song"; this is probably "Quarter To Three". "For You" is solo piano. The final encore include an unusual placing for "Meeting Across The River", and the final song, "Carol". Please get in touch if you can help us with the setlist. It is understood that Bill Graham presented Bruce and the band with special T-shirts to celebrate both the sold-out concert and Springsteen's appearance on the front covers of Time and Newsweek. Fifty shirts depicting the cover of Time on the front and Newsweek on the back were delivered to the dressing room at the Paramount Theatre and handed out to the band and crew. One of these shirts appeared on an auction site in 2012.

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