1978-07-12 Dallas Convention Center Theater, Dallas, TX

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

Info & Setlist | Venue

"Growin' Up" includes the "let it rock" story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction. "Quarter To Three" was played as confirmed by someone who attended but does not appear on the circulating tape. As had been the case during every Texas tour since 1974, Springsteen proved very popular in Houston and Austin - but for some strange reason had trouble selling seats in Dallas. This show had originally been scheduled for the main 10,000 seat Convention Center Arena but due to poor advanced ticket sales it was shifted to its 1,700 seat Theater. When the Band returned to Dallas in December they would play the larger Arena. A Brucebase reader who attended comments "Concert-goers had to exchange their tickets, so there was a delay in starting the show. People were starting to get impatient and began rhythmic hand clapping and foot stomping. The MC made one announcement, but it didn't let up. All of a sudden out comes Bruce, who said something like "O.K. you guys! Hang on for a little longer until we get everyone in. We have a long show ahead of us tonight!" In the event, Billboard magazine reported a sellout attendance of 1,761 and gross receipts of $12,327. A comment on a Dallas Observer blog post claims that Springsteen played a solo piano "Independence Day", however this cannot be confirmed.

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