Boston 30.05.1978


Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played in Boston on May 29th, 30th and 31st 1978 respectively the concert number 5, 6 and 7 of the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour.

Because The Night has been played for the first time ever.



  1. Badlands
  2. Night
  3. Spirit In The Night
  4. Something In The Night
  5. For You
  6. The Promised Land
  7. Prove It All Night
  8. Racing In The Street
  9. Thunder Road
  10. Paradise By The C
  11. Fire
  12. Adam Raised A Cain
  13. Candy’s Room



  1. Growin’ Up
  2. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
  3. Mona/She’s The One
  4. Backstreets
  5. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
  6. The Promise
  7. Born To Run
  8. Because The Night
  9. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  • This was the concert when Bruce added “Because the Night” to the encores to capitalize on the recognition of Patti Smith’s cover version that was already a hit single. I’ll take the following night on May 31st as the superior concert for the reason that my favorite version of “The Promise” was played by Bruce on the piano. So, I’m more partial to the bootleg known as Looking For That Million Dollar Sound. Regardless, Bruce was becoming the king of Boss-ton.