Springsteen on Broadway is finally available on Netflix, and if you’re in the mood for going on a roller coaster of emotions, strap yourself in tight.
Highs, lows, loop de loops and all the various stops in between, Springsteen on Broadway has it all and then some. If you haven’t had a moment to dive into the two-and-a-half hour special, here’s a brief synopsis of the emotions you can expect to go through when watching Springsteen on Broadway.
Bruce saying he never worked five days a week until his Broadway show. His thoughts on the structure? “I don’t like it.”
Bruce talking about growing up in Freehold, N.J. and the subsequent performance of “My Hometown.”
Bruce talking about how his father “was my hero and my greatest foe” and how his stage persona was inspired by how he viewed his father.
Bruce beaming about his mother and recalling walking home with her after she got off from work.
Bruce recalls how he learned how to drive at 21-years-old while traveling from N.J. to Big Sur, Calif. to make a gig.
Bruce talking about being drafted and doing everything he could to avoid going to Vietnam and then wondering out loud who went in his place, “because somebody did.”
Bruce talking about meeting Clarence Clemons and playing with him for the first time and how when he died, it was like “losing the rain.”
When Bruce brings out Patti Sciafla to duet “Tougher Than The Rest.”
When Bruce recalls getting an unexpected visit from his father shortly before the birth of his first child and how he apologized to Bruce for not being the best dad.
When Bruce talks about how he wished his father lived to see him on Broadway and how he imagines his father hanging out with Clarence Clemons in the afterlife. He then recalls going back to his hometown and notices how things have changed, and in the looming presence of his childhood church, he recites The Lord’s Prayer…
And then you realize that for the past two-and-a-half hours, you weren’t watching a concert. The Boss took you to church instead.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.