Bruce Springsteen played a surprise gig at The White House for Barack Obama and his staff
The Boss is impossible to trump.
With news that Donald Trump failed to book the Bruce Springsteen cover band for his upcoming inauguration party, it appears that The Boss is more than happy to oblige President Barack Obama and his staff.
The guy who ran for president on his ability to make and close deals could not successfully book a Bruce Springsteen cover band.
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) January 17, 2017
Backstreets revealed that on January 12th, two days after Barack Obama's farewell address to the nation, Springsteen played a 15-song set that took place at The White House in front of 250 staffers.
The set list for the private performance leaned towards The Boss' more political work and included tracks like Born in the USA, My Hometown, the Ghost of Tom Joad and Land of Hope and Dreams.
It was only a few weeks ago that Springsteen was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom as Obama stated that "through stories about ordinary people, to Vietnam veterans to steel workers, his songs capture the pain and the promise of the American experience. With his legendary E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen leaves everything on stage in epic, live, communal live performances that have rocked audiences for decades."
"With empathy and honesty, he holds up a mirror to who we are, as Americans chasing our dreams, and as human beings trying to do the right thing. There's a place for everyone in Bruce Springsteen's America", he said.
Here's his set list in full:
"Working on the Highway"
"My Father's House"
"The Promised Land"
"Born in the U.S.A."
"Devils & Dust"
"Tougher Than the Rest" (with Patti Scialfa)
"If I Should Fall Behind" (with Patti Scialfa)
"The Ghost of Tom Joad"
"Long Walk Home"
"Dancing in the Dark"
"Land of Hope and Dreams"