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Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce Part 2

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Clips from last night’s Springsteen show are starting to show up on YouTube.

American Land / Finale

Saint in the City/Trapped

Both these songs were unexpected highlights, though unfortunately the sound quality on the clip isn’t all that fantastic. There’s also a nice story about Danny Federici before the music starts.

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April 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm

‘After a lifetime of watching a man perform his miracle for you, night after night, it feels an awful lot like love’

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If we didn’t play together, the E Street Band at this point would probably not know one another. We wouldn’t be in this room together. But we do… We do play together. And every night at 8 p.m., we walk out on stage together and that, my friends, is a place where miracles occur…old and new miracles. And those you are with, in the presence of miracles, you never forget. Life does not separate you. Death does not separate you. Those you are with who create miracles for you, like Danny did for me every night, you are honored to be amongst.

Of course we all grow up and we know “it’s only rock and roll”…but it’s not. After a lifetime of watching a man perform his miracle for you, night after night, it feels an awful lot like love.

So today, making another one of his mysterious exits, we say farewell to Danny, “Phantom” Dan, Federici. Father, husband, my brother, my friend, my mystery, my thorn, my rose, my keyboard player, my miracle man and lifelong member in good standing of the house rockin’, pants droppin’, earth shockin’, hard rockin’, booty shakin’, love makin’, heart breakin’, soul cryin’… and, yes, death defyin’ legendary E Street Band.

The front page of brucespringsteen.net has Bruce’s obituary for Phantom Dan Federici.

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April 27, 2008 at 8:45 pm

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On the Organ, Mr. Dan Federici

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On the organ, now you see him, now you don’t, Phantom Dan Federici. YouTube has the video from his last performance:

BruceSpringsteen.net has more, while MetaFilter has started to collect versions of “Thunder Road” in memoriam.

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April 18, 2008 at 3:39 pm

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