There are artists who shine briefly and fade away. Only a few people in the world are made of stainless. Bruce Springsteen is one of them. When you see him on stage with a guitar, You know one thing for sure: This guy is created by God to play and sing. Thanks to him one plain Monday became the most unusual day’s of life for me and 18.000 other people.
When friend invited me to the Bruce Springsteen concert at Paris Bercy Arena I supposed that it will be a great event but didn’t know what exactly awaits me. Concert was suddenly interrupted by a huge power outage. Alarms went off. Then announcements in five languages informed to evacuate. Nobody from 18.000 fans left. The band kept playing without amps.While the technicians try behind the scene to resolve the problem, The Boss whole wet with sweat began to sign autographs and waving the sign on the back “5 minutes” in order to wait in the crowd delirium. With the power re-set and amps restored, he played “Dancing in the Dark”. Total show time was 3hrs 45 minutes. I saw a few good concerts in my life but something like this never before. Since this time I was wondered how he is able literally give everything as if this concert was to be his last? And repeat the same thing the next day.
The answer to this question you can find in a recently published book Born to run. Rockman found time between the concerts and has described his life in five hundred pages. It took him seven years. Don’t be afraid of the volume. This is a book which you read in one breath. Springsteen tells here for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work and shows.Also, why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.
Writing about yourself is a funny business, – The Boss notes in his book. But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.
He managed this attempt superbly. You should read this book. Like songs of Springsteen you have to hear. To understand something simple about what we forget. If You will work hard You will realize your dreams. No matter whether you want to be: a rock star or a writer. Bruce Springsteen decided that he will take a life of music, when – the age of seven – saw on television Elvis Presley. Since then systematically sought to achieve this dream. Six years later, mother bought him first electric guitar, which henceforth Springsteen created his first songs. With this book you will understand also that to be a real star it’s mean to have the courage to admit to depression and a difficult relationship with father. Don’t pretend to be a tough guy who is made of steel. Springsteen writes like he is playing and singing : frankly. It’s precisely composed on the phenomenon The Boss as an artist and as a human.
So therefore there are several good reasons to read ,, Born to run,, apart from the most important thing : To find out how simple boy from New Jersey changed history of the music and now, after dozens of years on the stage became a equally good writer as a musician.