Brockton's Susan McDonald saw Springsteen on his Born to Run tour in 1975, and to this day she says she gets a thrill out of seeing the Jersey boy live. "Who would have thought then that I'd still be seeing him 37 years later?" she asked. "And he has more energy than I do! . . . There is just as much energy, connection with the crowd, musicianship. The songs have different memories attached now, from experiences and performances through the years; but it's not that different, amazingly."

A somber moment dedicated to late saxophonist Clarence Clemons was the only time there wasn't an explicitly festive atmosphere, but even that turned to triumph, celebrating the life of the Big Man and the legacy he brought; the one Springsteen continues to carry forward.

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