bruce springsteen It’s in Barcelona, where on Friday he began his European tour submitting the Olympic Stadium to the power of rock’n’roll. This Sunday he will give his second recital in front of another 60,000 dedicated fans after visiting the Catalan capital with a VIP Friends Entourage, as they are the former president of the United States, Barack Obamathe filmmaker Steven Spielberg and their respective partners. On Thursday they had a midnight banquet at the Amar restaurant. In addition, hours before the first concert they enjoyed a morning of museums all together. At both times, the American singer wore a discreet lookaway from his image as a rocker, which has led to quite a few reactions about the great resemblance that lately keeps with the director Woody Allenthe actor robert deniro and with a sweet grandpa. To top it off coincidencesboth stars of hollywood they also keep a idyll with Barcelonalike the love story, of those that are for life, that the Boss lives with the city.
Like the rest of the big stars of the rock, the Boss ages. As much as it weighs us down, the singer from New Jersey has been on stage for fifty years. Even so, to his 73 years it will almost pass all 2023 on tour. On stage, the artist of ‘The River’, ‘Born To Run’ or ‘Atlantic City’, among many other legendary songs, is eternal.
The return of ‘Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band‘ Live, since his 14-month world tour, ‘The River Tour’, ended in Australia in February 2017, he began last February with the American tour, which he interrupted until autumn to give 24 concerts in Europe.
The locations of the two recitals in Barcelona have been sold out for months and the Estadi Olímpic will open its doors three hours before the shows, which promise a good repertoire of legendary songs, beyond their three recent albums under their belt.
The beret and its 73 tacos
To this trot and his 73 springs, we must add the classic ‘looks’ that Springsteen now wears. He has left behind the vests and sleeveless, half-buttoned shirts that come to mind when we think of him to put on a jacket. beret, how I was wearing when I got to Barcelona. He is also comfortable wearing blazers and suits. That’s not that it makes him older, but it demolishes the myth that fans have erected around him. rock boss and above all, awakens the feeling of feeling old.
The singer was already in the news in August 2022 when he showed a Very obvious withdrawal to Woody Allen, which led to a social debate. “In case you still refuse to feel old, Springsteen now looks like Allen,” a fan of the artist warned. Either he was a bad poser or the one from New Jersey was suffering from the crisis of 73.
In case you still refuse to feel old – Bruce Springsteen now looks like Woody Allen. pic.twitter.com/zDt6lHv9Dj
—Mike Rosenkrantz (@MikeRos59) August 31, 2022
The point is that the film director has a reciprocated love with Barcelona, to the point that he recorded ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona‘ with Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson. “It all started in Barcelona and with Penelope,” he explained in his memories.
Seeing Springsteen become our father, uncle or grandfather has also encouraged the physical comparisons with DeNiro. Because time passes for everyone. These similarities, however, are not new. For years the most astute users of the social networks have verified the great resemblance Between both.
But, what unites them to Barcelona? In June 2022, the ‘Taxi Driver’ actor returned to town only to “try Bar Mut’s seafood again.” The actor has had a good relationship with the owner, Kim Díaz, for more than 10 years.
Bruce Springsteen & his father Robert De Niro Springsteen pic.twitter.com/3aeE1ESH4R
—HarryHew (@harryhew) October 27, 2021
Let Springsteen look like an adorable and tender grandfather around Barcelona until he goes back on stage at the Estadi Olímpic in front of his (very) faithful and deepens the special relationship that we Catalans believe we have with him. On Friday, with Michelle Obama as a surprise showgirl, he already showed that the years are not going with him, that he continues to make his music and his legacy great.