As Bruce Springsteen comes to Tampa, here's why he'll always be the Boss
When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Thursday night, many of those in attendance will be seeing him for the fifth, 10th, 20th time.
Among those superfans is tbt* columnist John Romano, who is all too eager to profess his undying love for Springsteen. He flew to Nashville for a recent show and drove to Atlanta last weekend. He writes:
If you have never watched Springsteen attack a concert stage for three hours or more, then there are no words I can offer that will convince you that my lunacy is earned.
If you have never sung an a cappella version of Thunder Road with a group of drunken sportswriters in a campus bar, if you have never stayed up until dawn with a friend listening and relistening to a new release, if you have never cried while hearing the Boss' odes to the lost souls of 9/11, then I sincerely understand your skepticism.
All I can say is that I have never regretted a minute lost or a dollar spent.
For John's full column about Bruce Springsteen, click here.