2nd Annual Nothing’s Festival 10.07.1971


Bruce Springsteen Band at the 2nd Annual Nothing's Festival

Bruce Springsteen Band at the 2nd Annual Nothing’s Festival


This very old bootleg  called “2nd Annual Nothin’s Festival”  is the first performance of The Bruce Springsteen’s Band.

The recording’s quality, especially considering the age, is good.


  1. CC Rider > Down The Road Apiece <—listen!
  2. You Mean So Much To Me
  3. Nothing Can Stop Me
  4. Last Night In Tulsa
  5. Goin’ Back To Georgia
  6. Natural Magic (cut)
  7. Darkness, Darkness <—listen!
  8. Dance Dance Dance
  9. Jambalaya (Roll Over)



Bruce Springsteen Band
“2nd Annual Nothing’s Festival”
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, NJ
July 10, 1971

Transferred and upped by MJK5510 (October 2012)

Transfer: Early 1980’s tape trade > Nakamichi CR-5A (Azimuth Adjusted) > MacBook Pro > Audacity > Peak Pro XT (Volume Smoothing/Edit/Indexing/Slight EQ) > xACT > FLAC

Contrast clause: This is different than the one posted here, http://jungleland.dnsalias.com/torrents-details.php?id=35315, in that this is transferred from my tape copy and is complete.

I’ve been slowly going through my 1000+ Bruce tapes, comparing to what is circulating and upgrading when possible. The transfer of this show comes from my tape copy and contains the 2 songs missing from the commonly circulating silver disc “Down The Road Apiece”. The 2 songs here that are not on that version are “Natural Magic (unfortunately cut) and “Jambalaya (Roll Over)”.

This show is the first known performance of The Bruce Springsteen Band (as a 9 piece band) and was billed as “Bruce Springsteen’s Band” on the flyer.

Outdoor performance, quality is very good throughout for the era … sample in comments.

Total: 68:09

Known issues:
-Natural Magic: cut after about 2 minutes
-Jambalaya (Roll Over): 30 seconds of speed fluctuation about 1 minute in.