Happy Birthday

Today marks Bruce Springsteen’s sixtieth birthday.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen ‘The Boss’ about seven times over the last thirty five years.

The band lost Danny Federici to cancer last year, and with both Bruce and the band not getting any younger, I’m conscious that each tour might be the last.


We saw Bruce and the band at the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2008 and Val commented that I looker particularly wistful. I replied that it had occurred to me that it might be the last time I’d hear ‘Jungleland’ live.

I was wrong, I saw Bruce this summer at Hyde Park, and he played ‘Jungleland’ just as the sun was setting, it was a great concert and a magical moment.


As we get older we need to grasp those magical moments, because, as I learned from Jon Cheese – who should also have been celebrating his sixty seventh birthday today – our time here is short.

Anyway, thanks Jon, for being a good mate, and thanks Bruce for being a companion through the years.  

“Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night”



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