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4. Bruce Springsteen, Super Bowl XLIIl (2009)
The Boss had a new album, “Working On A Dream,” to promote, but he kept it old school at first, even recreating the cover of “Born to Run” with Clarence Clemons to open his set. Springsteen did nothing different than he does every night in concert: Pour energy out over the audience through his tent-revival brand of rock and roll that left everyone spent in 12 minutes as he ripped through “10th Avenue Freeze-out,” and “Born To Run,” complete with a knee slide straight into the camera. The momentum slowed a little when he played “Working On A Dream,” though a choir and glow sticks helped lift the song, but he finished strong with a swaggering “Glory Days.” It was Boss Time indeed.
- Melinda Newman