The closing night for the E Street Band's inaugural run of dates at MetLife stadium proved to be one of the more unusual shows Bruce and crew have done in some time. Delayed by severe storms in the vicinity, the band took the stage at 10:30 Saturday (9/22) to open the last of three homecoming dates with Wilson Pickett's In The Midnight Hour. 3+ hours later the concert would end in the early hours of the morning of Springsteen's 63d birthday with his mother, Adele, along with other family members coming on stage to present Bruce and his brother-in-law Michael Scialfa (husband of Patti) with a birthday cake before all of them launched into a show-closing rendition of Twist & Shout. A 2am burst of fireworks brought the party to a close.
Bruce and the band will get some down time until the Wrecking Ball tour resumes with an October 19 show in Ottawa. The last leg of the tour is scheduled to take place in Glendale, AZ on December 6.
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