Bruce Springsteen Marathon Setlist in Barcelona, Spain: May 17, 2012

29-song show filled with standard fare and a couple surprises...
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Bruce Springsteen Barcelona Spain May 17, 2012 Setlist 29-song epic Prove It All Night '78Bruce Springsteen treated the Barcelona fans to an epic, marathon 29-song set tonight as his Wrecking Ball tour heads continues its European trek. The 29-song show tonight is by far the longest of the tour and included two tour premieres and one big surprise.

The first half of the set felt like a mashup of the current tour and the Reunion Tour from 1999-00 with songs like "Youngstown," "Murder, Inc" and tonight's tour premiere of "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" all played in close proximity to one another. The length of the show actually harkens back to those days but that's where the comparisons end because this was, once again, every bit the stadium show you've come to expect from the E Street Band since 1984…

Except…

"Prove It All Night' has been a setlist standard since it was released on Darkness On The Edge Of Town but it hasn't been performed the same way as when it was released for lo these many years… until tonight. I don't know the last time "Prove It" was preceded by the mythical '78 intro but Barcelona got it tonight and Springsteen fans around the internet are green with envy. The other tour premiere was "Hungry Heart" and last night's premieres of "The River" and "Born In The USA" remained in the set. Another rare fan favorite "Talk To Me" was thrown into the mix tonight, too.

I'd tell fans calling this the best setlist ever to tap the breaks as it was still awfully heavy on warhorses that have been played to death the two tour premieres tonight aren't exactly rare but the '78 intro into the also-not-rare "Prove It" and "Talk To Me" are a couple of nice treats mixed in with songs from the new album and the stadium staples from BITUSA. I think I'd prefer the slightly shorter but more imaginative Newark set to this one, but this would have been a good one to see.

  1. Badlands
  2. We Take Care of Our Own
  3. Wrecking Ball
  4. No Surrender
  5. Death to My Hometown
  6. My City of Ruins
  7. Out in the Street
  8. Talk to Me
  9. Jack of All Trades
  10. Youngstown
  11. Murder Incorporated
  12. Johnny 99
  13. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
  14. She's the One
  15. Shackled and Drawn
  16. Waitin' On a Sunny Day
  17. The Promised Land
  18. The River
  19. Prove It All Night (w/78 Intro)
  20. Hungry Heart
  21. The Rising
  22. We Are Alive
  23. Thunder Road
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  24. Rocky Ground
  25. Born in the U.S.A.
  26. Born to Run
  27. Bobby Jean
  28. Dancing in the Dark
  29. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out