In Response to: Play a song for me

When ticket sales were announced for the ’78 Bruce Springsteen concert in Jadwin, my roommates asked if I wanted to join them in camping out overnight at the ticket booth. Thinking this was too fervent, I declined. So I sat in Jadwin’s balcony with my binoculars and watched “The Boss” standing in the front row singing “Spirit in the Night” — with his left arm around my roommate Bobby Varrin ’80’s shoulders. Springsteen traded his black beret for Bobby’s black tie, and wore the tie like a headband for the rest of the set. During a few of the faster numbers, the suspended gym floor was clearly undulating, its amplitude evident in my binoculars. Unforgettable.

Rob Stewart ’80