1978-09-09 Athletic & Convocation Center, South Bend, IN

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Only tour performance of "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" which is excellent, followed by the first Springsteen performance of "Louie Louie". Set opens with "Badlands", the first time since August 5 that Springsteen has not opened with a cover. An excellent review by Stephen Belmont in The Observer, the school's student newspaper, confirms that "Racing In The Street" and "Jungleland" were also played (the latter closing the first set), and it's highly likely that "Thunder Road" was sandwiched between the two. Belmont's description of the events at the end of the show is worth repeating here: "Halfway through "Quarter To Three", the lights went up and some people started to leave. Others couldn't leave. They were hooked, blind drunk on a triple shot of Springsteen rock. They screamed, stammered, and waved their arms, paying no attention to the roadies who had already removed one of the big curtains from behind the stage. Meanwhile, behind the stage friends of mine encountered an exhausted Springsteen. 'They're not going to leave,' said one, 'until you play one more.' And play one more Bruce did. And those who had waited "Twisted and Shouted" for a final, frenzied, fun-filled, fabulous time." Billboard magazine reported an attendance of 5,310 and gross receipts of $38,996.

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