Wrecking Dublin – Night 1 (Kagee Version)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


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Opening night in Dublin starts hilariously. Bruce (aided by Steve) drags a giant electrical switch to the front of the stage, turns it to "ON" and says, "Before we were so rudely interrupted..!" (referring to the previous show in London) and play the last minute or so of "Twist And Shout" followed by the night's first tour premiere, "I Fought The Law". The second, "I'm A Rocker" is played by request. "My Hometown", the third, is dedicated to U2. During "Dancing in the Dark" the big screens show the giant switch, in the "ON" position. Two people, dressed as a London police officer and a City official come on stage to stop them playing "Twist and Shout", but Bruce refuses. Before playing "American Land" the characters return, wrestling Bruce and Steve for control of the switch as it is turned on and off before finally going back to "ON." Patti Scialfa returns to the stage for the first time since the two shows in Paris.


Wrecking Dublin – Night 1



2012.07.17 - RDS Arena, Dublin, IRELAND

Disc 1

01. Twist & Shout
02. I Fought The Law
03. Badlands
04. Out In The Street
05. We Take Care Of Our Own
06. Wrecking Ball
07. Death To My Hometown
08. My City Of Ruins
09. Spirit In The Night
10. I'm A Rocker
11. Prove It All Night
12. Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Disc 2

01. Jack Of All Trades
02. Murder Incorporated 
03. Johnny 99 
04. Easy Money 
05. Working On The Highway 
06. Waitin' On A Sunny Day
07. Raise Your Hand 
08. My Hometown 
09. The River 
10. The Rising 
11. Land Of Hope And Dreams 
12. We Are Alive

Disc 3

01. Born In The USA 
02. Born To Run 
03. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 
04. Dancing In The Dark 
05. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out 
06. Twist & Shout 
07. American Land


First things first - this recording is far from perfect.


I was taping outdoors in a venue normally meant for equestrian events and rugby - Come On Leinster!


I used my omni mics but couldn't find my windscreens and foolishy thought my mounting method would cut down on wind noise - how wrong I was. There is wind noise present in the recording especially in the first part. There is also alot of phasing at times due to the wind.


The fact that the omni mics pick up everything didn't help - expect to hear a lot of unwanted conversations.

The sound is pretty dodgy at the start of the show but it does improve.


Now onto the show - an amazing performance from Bruce & co. Much had been said of the events in London in the lead up to the night of the show and Bruce answered it.


The big switch, opening by starting Twist & shout midway thru and going straight into I Fought the Law was obviously his way of dealing with the situation.


From there on in Bruce gave his all and we loved it. It was my son's first Bruce show and he got a baptism of fire. Nearly 3.5 hours of a show and he was dancing and singing to the end.


Bruce mentions curfews more than once and kept the joke going with the guy dressed as the English Bobby and his friend in the suit coming on stage to stop the show, he even ripped up a fake contract at one stage.


I could go on & on about the rest of the stuff that happened but I won't - I am sure you can read about it all


For the old fashion amongst use who still burn to cd this one will need 3 disc - splits after Darkness & We Are Alive.


Enjoy the Show!


Recording Info


Taped by three quarters of the Kagee family. Transferred by Kagee ; CA11s(omnis) > CA9200 > Edirol R09HR > Adobe Audition > cdwave > tlh > you ; Taped from directly behind the soundbooth

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