After a tour it can get a bit lonely. No more travelling, no more shows, no more music and no more talking to Bruce friends. As the tour is still on, Springsteen and the band are back in the states now, there is still setlists to follow.
Some fans also go deep down in the vaults to dig out the statistics about the shows they’ve seen, the songs they’ve heard and how many times they’ve heard it.
I check in on the swedish fan forum www.springsteen.se regularly, and following a discussion there I decided to make my own statistics.
Funny enough I found out that I’ve actually seen 26 shows over the years instead of 24 as I asumed. Counting has never been one of my strong sides… 😀
I saw my first show in 1992 when Springsteen brought the Human Touch/Lucky Town tour to Stockholm and the Globe arena. In 1999 was the first year that I saw multiple shows (the two ones at Stockholm Stadium) and 2002 I saw my first show abroad, in Barcelona, Spain.
I haven’t really been touring that much, six shows is the most I’ve seen on a tour. That happened 2003 when I saw all the Nordic shows, in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. This year I also saw six concerts, in Milan, Copenhagen, Göteborg and Barcelona.
During these 16 years that I’ve been to Springsteen’s concerts I’ve heard 176 songs, if I’ve not counted wrong. The five most frequent songs I’ve heard are Badlands (20 times), Born to Run (20 times), The Promised Land (20 times), The Rising (19 times) and Bobby Jean (16 times).
It took some time to work this out, but thanks to Brucebase I made it. But I think I have to work out a better way to keep order on my statistics than this calculating sheet I used. I don’t think I’ve used the full potential of my computer programme for that. Now it’s to much of a Big Muddy…