Brad Pitt & Thousands Waiting on a Sunny Day to See The Boss

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Bruce Springsteen rocked Croke Park Sunday night despite thousands waiting up to an hour to get through the turnstiles.

Fans took to social media to complain about “crazy crowd controls” on the red route approach to the stadium and said the queue stretched the whole way along Clonliffe Avenue to Drumcondra.

Taking to the stage just after 7pm, the New Jersey rocker and the E Street Band, opened the Dublin gig with the song “Lonesome Day”, despite half the pitch still being empty.

Spotted enjoying the show were Brad Pitt with Keith Duffy, Nick Jonas and Luis Guzman.

 

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The over three-hour performance at Croke Park marked the 35th Irish concert for “The Boss” over the past 39 years and included classics such as ‘Hungry Heart’, ‘The River’, and Patti Smith’s ‘Because the Night’. Springsteen ended the gig covering “A Rainy Night in Soho” by The Pogues.

The 80,000 strong crowd Croke Park followed sell-out concerts in Belfast, Kilkenny and Cork over the past fortnight.

Footage from the gig is expected to feature in the documentary, Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, directed by Thom Zimny, due to debut on Disney+ in October.

Springsteen, who turns 75 in September, has now played to over 1 million Irish fans including listener Lisa O’Connor from Finglas who won the millionth ticket by listening to Radio Nova.