I posted a few weeks back on the New Yorker’s recent profile of Bruce Springsteen. Reading the article – which does a magnificent job of describing Bruce’s dedication to both songwriting and live performance – inspired me to check out his August 15th show at Fenway Park. It’s by far the most I’ve spent on a concert ticket, and I was a little hesitant given what I’d read about Fenway as a concert venue; the historic ballpark wasn’t designed with rock & roll acoustics in mind, and isn’t easily adapted to live music in the same way as more modern stadiums. Also, this was the second of two consecutive shows booked at the venue and I was worried the band might expend all of its energy the first night. I should have more faith in the Boss; the performance was nothing short of epic.