With the voice almost broken, sweaty and crippled Bruce Sringsteen ended his concert on Sunday after doing honor to his alias, The Boss, to close at the top this edition of Rock in Rio Lisbon with two hours and a half of action.
The U.S. seemed to forget that just made 24 hours before he was performing in San Sebastian, preferring to remember that you met 19 years since his first and only visit to Portugal to give everything, in a show that ended with the Beatles classic “Twist and shout” playing under the fireworks illuminating the sky in Lisbon.
Springsteen ran around the stage, pounded the strings of his guitar and left the audience touched by Springsteen, at 62, again proved why he is still The Boss with capital letters: ran around the stage, pounded the strings of his guitar was left untouched by the public and met all the canons of pure rock.
The pins, jackets, short sleeve or tissue in the head of his companions on the stage did honor to the usual paraphernalia, but the content was not far behind, with Bruce seem red to operate in more than one occasion, bawling , breathing breath and blowing his guitar and harmonica.
Unlike the previous day in San Sebastian, the American just hit a few songs from his latest album, Wrecking Ball, and chose to review the most successful, most of the 70 ‘and 80′ – of his long and prolific career, with about a dozen albums.
The Boss presented his credentials from the start to not lead to deception and caught four songs in a row non-stop before heading to the public in Portuguese, reading, yes, the words on a teleprompter use of which caused controversy at the beginning of his tour with the new album.
The energy was contagious Springsteen and engaged the Portuguese public, which packed the room – 81,000 people according to official figures, it was hotter as the minutes passed and largely remained true even though the action just after two thirty in the morning.
Even with the occasional sound problem, the participants did not cease to vibrate, especially with songs like The Spirit, Because the Night, or The Rising.
Springsteen, known for his role as an activist, also took time to remember those who lost their home or work by the crisis-particularly severe in Portugal before dedicating we are alive, their latest work.