When I watched the 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief a while back, I was nothing less than astonished by Springsteen’s performance of Born To Run.
I mean, here’s a guy who’s 63 years old singing his a** off about teenage angst and meaning it. And he’s convincing!
Sure he’s that good, but maybe the song carries him more than a little.
You know, it just might be the greatest rock song ever. It’s got it all: the aforementioned teenage angst, plus rebellion, romance, danger, hope, even social commentary – delivered over one of the best riffs of all time.
I don’t know if Springsteen’s incredible energy still makes the song relevant, or if the power of the song still makes Springsteen an untamed force of nature. But either way, it’s magic.