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All Things Queens – The Bruce Springsteen of Queens: Superbowl, SuperBOSS, SuperAmerica!!!

Posted Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 9:00 am by Nathan in Healthy Bees. More in 11372

“Ladies and gentlemen for the next 12 minutes we’re going to bring the righteous and mighty power of the E Street Band into your beautiful home! I want you to step back from the guacamole, I want you to put the chicken fingers down and turn your television all the way up!”

“And what I wanna know is: is anybody alive out there? Is there anybody alive out there?”

Jesus Christ. Does anyone say it any better?

59 and counting . . . Are you kidding me!???!!! The man was jukin’ and jivin’ like when he was just a little “Baby Boss.” I mean, at one point, I saw him lying on his back with his shins still flat on the ground. He must be doing some of that Sting yoga.

Look, it’s known that I like the Boss. But I don’t care who you are. This was one of the most powerful, if not THE MOST POWERFUL PERFORMANCE in Superbowl history. The crowd stood for a standing ovation. And not because of what he was or the respect he deserves for all the work he’s put into the music world. It was for what he did that night: Rock our souls.


10th Avenue Freeze Out

Born to Run

Glory Days

Working on a Dream

I’m not going to bore you with my masterful but lengthy analysis of the above playlist and how Bruce, excuse me, Mr. Springsteen, crafted each performance to bring out the beauty and nuance of the hopes, dreams and struggle of fans, athletes, coaches, America and the world. But I will say this: ESPN’s Chris Berman quoted Born to Run in his description of an interception touchdown run by James Harrison.

“Its a death trap, its a suicide rap!!!

We gotta get out while were young!!!

’cause tramps like James Harrison, baby we were born to run!!!”

Freak-ing Amazing.


Bruce. The Boss. Mr. Springsteen if you’re nasty.

The man has something innately inside him that finds the pain, joy and sadness within all of us and celebrates it with pure intensity. Can you say, “Fist pump”?

Enough said.

The world was watching. Spring may bring “hope eternal” for baseball fans, but The Boss brings BADASS ETERNAL for fans of a little place he likes to call Earth . . .

Until next week, this is the B.S.O.Q. signing off, telling you to remember that you may not have job during these tough economic times, but you do have The Boss. And he’ll make it all better like a gentle snow flurry falling outside on this New York Tuesday, covering your worries like a cozy blanket, while you debate on what robe suits your unemployed state of mind.

“I am not the American Dream. I am what the American Dream dreams about being when it grows up.”

— The Bruce Springsteen of Queens

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