As most of you know, I’m not much of a football fan, and to be quite honest, I don’t even like “watching it for the commercials”. Is that last-century advertising/selling model dead yet? I think it could be, but it sure seems to have a few last gasps left in it… maybe a post for another time.
Anyway, I just went back and watched the half-time show since I like Springsteen but didn’t see the game except for the last few minutes since it just happened to be on at J&R’s house. Not the best show Bruce and the E Street Band have ever done, but I always like watching them because even through this particular over-hyped presentation you can get a feel for how much they love playing this music, and there’s something to appreciate there.
“Is there anybody alive out there?” – such a good question, on so many levels… for this particular audience, for our culture, for us personally. Or am I reading too much in? Maybe Bruce was just pumping up the crowd, eh?