What Your Boss Can Learn From Bruce Springsteen

16 Apr

Last weekend I was on a road trip with my son. We went to Virginia Beach to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. This was somewhere around my eleventy-seventh Bruce show since the 1980’s; it was my son’s first.

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This trip was something we’ve talked about for a long time. One of the things I promised when we were talking about doing this was that we would end up right where we were, standing right in front of the stage with no one between us and the band. I had no business promising that because I had no way of knowing I could make that dream come true.

Sometimes things work out the way they should.  We stood and watched the show from the barricade in front of the stage and were often inches from Bruce and the band. But this isn’t about father/son road trips…

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2 Responses to “What Your Boss Can Learn From Bruce Springsteen”

  1. thewayniac April 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM #

    Read the whole thing over on Long Awkward Pause. I grew up in Jersey and have seen a few Springsteen shows and there is nothing like it. All energy. They really are one of the last true garage bands that seem to go on stage and just have fun, and I think that’s really what makes them great.

    Great piece and analysis.

    • Christopher De Voss April 20, 2014 at 10:09 AM #

      The first album I really listen to was Born in the USA, then went back. Truly an America icon.

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