Steelers Win and Springsteen Rocks Super Bowl XLIII

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 2, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band somehow managed to squeeze three classic rockers and his new song "Working on a Dream" into a 12-minute halftime show for Super Bowl XLIII last night (Feb. 1) at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium.

Looking square into the camera, Springsteen commanded his viewers to "put down the guacamole, put down the chicken fingers, and turn your television all the way up," (I'm still wondering how he knew what was on my coffee table) as the band launched into "10th Avenue Freeze Out," followed by a shortened version of Springsteen's anthemic calling card "Born to Run."

With Springsteen, guitarist "Little Steven" Van Zandt, and Patti Scialfa on a platform standing in front of a choir, the group played the title track of Springsteen's new album, Working on a Dream, which was released January 27. The mini-set concluded with a rousing gridiron rendition of "Glory Days."

Oh yeah, one more thing: the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in what was truly a fun game to watch! 

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