Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mom's Bucket List Party!

Coming to the end of Mom's Birthday Celebration
 with one last Big Night Out.

With 20,000 of her closet friends!

A little background:
My mom enjoyed hearing Bruce Springsteen's music when my brother and I were
 growing up and always wanted to see him.
Well maybe it was hearing us go on and on about him after a concert.
It became kinda like a Bucket List thing for her.
So guess what we did!


Are your speakers on?

We went Wednesday night and our older son, Erica (his girlfriend) and their friends went on Thursday night.

 This is at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Can you smell all the charcoal grills going and
hear Bruce playing everywhere!
I guess you can since I have it playing here!

We have been to several of his concerts.
The last time he was in town Clarence Clemens was still playing.
What A Icon!

 The seats were good, but was happy
 for the big screens.
Vision not as good as in teen, 20's, 30's or 40's.

Mom looked like she was in Shock!
In her words "It was a once in a lifetime experience"
Bruce Groupies are starting to age and go bald.
 Including us! When did this all happen?

Jim had always said we would take each of our children to see at least one of his concerts.
So my mom and our youngest son (wish we had more children) got to experience this incredible night!
Notice Jim is wearing a hat!
Just saying!

My mother has been able to check allot off
 her bucket list.
And I am so glad we were able to do this together!

The E Street Band has such a unique sound and
when all the old songs started I got all choked up.
(OK-OK I cried !)

 Hard to believe Bruce is now 62!
At the last concert he had a big poster with
him on the front cover.
He said
"You know You Have Made It,
When You Are On The Cover Of AARP"

Most concerts (including this one) cameras are not allowed.
But my mother thought who would stop her!!!
And they didn't!
So without her, we wouldn't have photos.
Problem is I have no pictures of her inside the concert! 
I was busy watching, singing, screaming and crying.

So after you have listened to the songs here.
You can click here on 41 Shots to hear another great song of his. I never heard it before this concert but loved it.

Till We Quilt Again,


  1. Fun fun...Your Mom is a lucky lady to have had so many birthday celebrations!

  2. My husband and I got a great kick out of your comment about 'knowing you've made it when your picture is on the cover of AARP'! Glad you had a great time.

  3. I've always wanted to see Bruce too! Sounds like you had a great time! Found you over at New Quilt Blog Linky Party! Nice to meet you!

  4. When I was in college Time magazine did a cover story on the early days of career kind of following him as he sought to become a star. Everytime I think of him I think of those articles and of how he did make it. Glad your mom got to see him.

  5. That must have been a fun Night Out! So glad your Mom gets to check this one off her Bucket List!

    Am a new follower, too. Thanks for visiting and following me... looks like we are kindred spirits with the photography, quilting, etc. I am originally from Maryland. ~Karen

  6. I have to admit I never got into Bruce Springsteen but my oldest daughter did! What's important here is that your mother had a wonderful time and that you cared enough about her to see that this happened. That's awesome! blessings, marlene

  7. I'm new to your blog but you stole my heart by doing this for your mother. I cared for my mother for 11 yrs. of Alzheimer's and I'm so glad she got to do some of the things on her bucket list before the disease took her completely! I was honored to have been with her. I cried at your blog and still am while writing this comment. It may not be Bruce Springsteen on a bucket list but everyone has a "bruce" of a different name...time is short and God would have us live like we are dying! Thank you so much for this post! I'll be back for some quilting inspiration and hope you will visit my little blog as well.
    Gmama Jane

  8. Hallo Helen, it's fun to see how you, your mom and the rest of the family have so much fun. I can imagine how much she appreciated the concert. We (me and my family) will see him in Gothenburg July 27. The first time was in 1985, this will be the third time for me.
    We often think of you with good memories from last summer.
    Take care of you. Say hello to the rest of the family / / Janne


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