Bruce Springsteen in Helsinki, Finland (2012/07/31)

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by pake, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    To be honest, I'm not a fan of this kind of music nor Bruce Springsteen himself but since I had never been to a stadium gig before and my g/f LOVES Bruce, I thought I'd go see what it'd be like...

    DSLRs were forbidden in the stadium so I didn't want to risk it and only brought my E-PM1 + Oly 45mm with me (since the silver combo kind of looks like a normal compact camera). Now that I know how easy it would have been to smuggle in the E-M5 I'm a bit disappointed I didn't do that... :wink:

    Anyways, I guess it says a lot about Bruce and the gig itself if I told you guys that I really enjoyed the gig and had a great time! I was sure I'd get bored after the first hour but I'm glad I couldn't have been more wrong. The concert lasted for about 4,5h, the weather was perfect and we got close enough to the stage so I can't complain. :biggrin:

    Here's a few samples of the pictures I took (click to enlarge). And the full Dropbox album can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/df27744md7fsm8e/qqHiuexmZi

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    Now I understand why he has such nickname. ;)
     
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  2. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Ahh, "The Boss!" That is his nickname.

    Saw him once during the Born in the USA tour in 1984. Heck of a songwriter and showman. Looks like he is still giving 4-5 hour performances.

    Looks like little Stevie Van Zandt is still with the band. I miss Clarence Clemmons' work. RIP brother.
     
  3. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Love "The Boss". I"ve seen him six times and he's always been amazing. Not only great shots but more importantly...GREAT seats. :eek:
     
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  4. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Timos :)
    Nice shots and high quality with the E-PM1. The last one is the best for me.
     
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  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Love the photos, particularly the last one. There is something engaging about a live concert that doesn't come through in a recording. Glad you enjoyed it!
     
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