Springsteen played a secret White House concert honoring President Obama

Springsteen played a secret White House concert honoring President Obama

According to Backstreets, Bruce Springsteen was at the White House on January 12, to serenade Barack Obama and his staffers with an intimate farewell performance.

The secret unplugged concert, reportedly, took place late last week inside the White House’s East Room. The Boss performed a 15-song acoustic set, kicking off with “Working on the Highway” and continuing with similarly political leaning songs - such as “My Hometown”, “The Promised Land”, and “The Ghost of Tom Joad”. Near the end of the set, he dedicated “Tougher Than the Rest” to POTUS and FLOTUS.

Following the concert, President Obama thanked Springsteen, saying, “He’s been with us for some time now, performing his craft to show his support”.

You can read a full recap from a lucky attendee posted here.

Setlist:

Working on the Highway
Growin’ Up
My Hometown
My Father’s House
The Wish
Thunder Road
The Promised Land
Born in the U.S.A.
Devils & Dust
Tougher Than the Rest (with Patti Scialfa)
If I Should Fall Behind (with Patti Scialfa)
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Long Walk Home
Dancing in the Dark
Land of Hope and Dreams

All about

Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working-class and sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice and his lengthy and energetic stage…
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