Springsteen Isle Of Wight Festival Setlist: June 24, 2012

Springsteen at the famed UK festival...
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Bruce Springsteen, Max Weinberg Isle Of Wight Festival June 24, 2012 6/24/12 Wrecking Ball Tour Set ListBruce Springsteen brought his Wrecking Ball tour to the Isle Of Wight festival today and as festivals rules were in play, we have a shorter show than much of the European leg of the tour.

The one-two of "Atlantic City" and "Because The Night" would have set my soul on fire and I can't begin to fathom how I'd have felt when he segued from them to "Working On The Highway." Bewildered. Betrayed. A dimension of angry I'd never before experienced in my life? I'll tell you what I wouldn't have been: surprised. He'll do it to you every time. I sure as hell would have loved those first two, I promise you that.

There really aren't any surprises to speak of in the rest of the set and you have to chalk that up to this being an abbreviated show at a festival. "The River" and "The Rising" is still a great twosome and I'm very glad he stumbled onto it. I wish he'd left "Lonesome Day" on the bench rather than moving it earlier in the set but I still like that combination a lot.

"Born To Run" and "Born In The USA" kick off the encore that also included "Glory Days," "Dancing In The Dark," and "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out." I'm glad to see "Glory Days" in there as well. It's one of the hits Bruce seems to have an aversion to. There was a good while he didn't play it at all and now it's not particularly frequent.

In sum, not a bad way to spend an afternoon if you can get yourself mentally prepared for a festival atmosphere- something I can't see myself ever doing.

Here's the E Street Band setlist from the Isle Of Wight Festival for your perusal:

  1. Badlands
  2. No Surrender
  3. We Take Care of our Own
  4. Wrecking ball
  5. Death To my Hometown
  6. My City of Ruins
  7. Spirit in the Night
  8. Lonesome Day
  9. Jack of All Trades
  10. Atlantic City
  11. Because The Night
  12. Working on the Highway
  13. Shackled and Drawn
  14. Waitin' On A Sunny Day
  15. The River
  16. The Rising
  17. Out in the Street
  18. Land of Hope and Dreams
  19. We Are Alive
  20. Born in the U.S.A.
  21. Born To Run
  22. Glory Days
  23. Dancing in the Dark
  24. 10th Avenue Freeze-Out