December 29: Bruce Springsteen played Nassau Coliseum in 1980

BS - Coliseum 29 1980

Bruce played 3 concerts @ Nassau Coliseum at the end of 1980, and the New-year eve concert is the most famous. The concert bootleg “Nassau Night” (Crystal Cat) from the 12-31-1980 concert is one of the most famous (& best) Springsteen boots. BUT the concert he played on the 29th is also fantastic… and he played a heavenly version of “Incident on 57th Street” (only River Tour version – and next live version didn’t come until September 25th 1999 in Philadelphia, PA)

Incident on 57th Street – 1980-12-29:

“This is, uh…this is a song we haven’t done in a real long time…(?) …this is, uh, I hope I remember all the words, alright, I might not, I just learned them (?)…”
~Bruce intro for “Incident..”

BS poster 1980


  1. Night
  2. Out in the Street
  3. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  4. Who’ll Stop the Rain? (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
  5. Darkness on the Edge of Town
  6. Factory
  7. Independence Day
  8. Two Hearts
  9. Prove It All Night
  10. The Promised Land
  11. This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie cover)
  12. The River
  13. Badlands
  14. Thunder Road
  15. Cadillac Ranch
  16. Sherry Darling
  17. Hungry Heart
  18. Merry Christmas, Baby (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers cover)
  19. Fire
  20. Candy’s Room
  21. Because the Night
  22. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  23. For You
  24. Stolen Car
  25. Wreck on the Highway
  26. Point Blank
  27. The Ties That Bind
  28. Ramrod
  29. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
  30. Incident on 57th Street
  31. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)Encore:
  32. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie cover)
  33. Jungleland
  34. Born to Run
  35. Detroit Medley

Point Blank:

“This is for everybody riding in the backseat (crowd cheers)…”
~Bruce intro for “For You”


Full concert (youtube playlist)

– Egil

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