Springsteen Plays to 80,000 in Madison
Bruce Springsteen performed two songs at a rally for John Kerry in Madson, WI before a crowd of 80,000. Bruce played "Promised Land" and "No Surrender".
Between songs, Bruce said:
"I believe the essential ideas of American identity are what's at stake on November 2. Health care. Decent wages. Helping the homeless. A sane and responsible foreign policy. Paul Wellstone, a great Minnesota senator, said the future is for the passionate. . . . The future is now, and it's time to let your passions loose."
From the Washington Post:
"It was one of the most remarkable scenes of the campaign season, as college kids and old folks, disabled people and local luminaries crammed a straight stretch of West Washington Avenue ending at the steps of the state Capitol in the distance. Students hung banners from their fraternity porches, drank beer and shouted from the windows at the crowd below."
Here is the video and here.
A reader of Thrasher's Blog commented on the video that: "I found Bruce's performance to be emotionally moving, heartfelt and inspiring".
PHOTO BY Washington Post
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