Bruce Springsteen Was Born to Set This Record

Tuesday's MetLife marathon stats: a 25-song set list; a nine-song encore; one ageless 66-year-old.

Last night at MetLife Stadium, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed for four hours and three minutes. It’s The Boss’ longest-ever U.S. live performance, second only to a show in Helsinki, Finland, and as such is garnering a ton of entertainment news headlines today. A smaller focus of coverage is the presence at the show of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The River Tour wraps up Sept. 14 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, where somewhat hilariously, local officials have granted The Boss an extra 15 minutes past the usual 11:15 p.m. performance curfew. Beyond that, a couple of other dates next month loom large. On Sept. 24, Springsteen will turn 67; and on Sept. 27, Simon & Schuster will release his 528-page memoir Born to Run.

At one point during Tuesday’s marathon, Springsteen chugged a fan’s beer. He later capped off the show with an insane nine-song encore.

Tuesday was a good night all around locally for music industry old timers. While Springsteen was bringing down the MetLife house, Rod Stewart, 71, was kicking off a new “Legends” members private series at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. The British star has his own devoted fans, as well. One in attendance told Newsday she named her daughter after Stewart’s song “Maggie May.”

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Previously on FishbowlNY:
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New Jersey University Hosts Springsteen Symposium
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