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The Hangar at OC Fair
At the north end of the OC Fairgrounds 100 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Amy
51 events 37 reviews

First time at Springsteen! and the tribute band has the energy to match the Boss Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Springsteen! are outstanding professional musicians in their own right, don't let the "tribute band" label fool you, you will...continued

reviewed Aug 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Teri
17 events 10 reviews

One word...Bruuuuuuuuuuuuce!!!

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Review from First
10 events 7 reviews

I actually can't rate the show. It was to take place at the OC Fair. I have to work so couldn't get there until about 7:30, show started at 8:30. All of the parking lots were full, including the local high school. I paid for nothing, so disappointed.

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There has never been an artist who personified the essence and soul of working-class America like Bruce Springsteen. His larger-than-life/common man image can best be portrayed by another bona fide native of Springsteen’s hometown of Freehold, New Jersey. Josh Tanner is a Jersey-grown reincarnation of “The Boss” himself. Along with his explosive band, Josh delivers an authentic re-enactment of a vintage-era Bruce Springsteen concert that only a relatively few hard-core fans have ever seen… and will never be seen from the man himself again. The whole group has the look and sound of the Jersey Shore, as most of them originate from Freehold, Somerville and Asbury Park, NJ, as well as New York City.

Springsteen! The Premier Tribute To The Boss will take you back in time to 1975, just after the release of Bruce’s breakthrough album, Born To Run. The theatrically romantic lyrics of songs like “Jungleland” and “Thunder Road” could reach into your soul and make you believe that all of your hopes and dreams could come true on that one hot summer night. It was easy to just leave reality behind and get lost in the eloquence of the poetic imagery and the poignant voice of the piano. The evocative musical backdrop was completed by the rock ‘n’ roll rhythms and arrangements of the E Street Band in songs like the dynamic “Lost In The Flood”, the heart-felt “New York City Serenade” and the perennial concert favorite, “Rosalita”.

In those days, a Springsteen show was a near-religious ritual, a marathon affair that left both audience and performers exhausted and elated. The same powerful, exuberant spirit that Bruce exuded then, is alive and well in this fellow Freehold native son, Josh Tanner- he’s keeping that fire burning.

See for yourself how this Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame legend began. Springsteen!‘s tribute to the Boss, showcasing the early years of his career, is an experience you won’t want to miss. Close your eyes and you will swear you hear Bruce; open them and you will believe you see the youthful Springsteen performing at a time when he was dubbed “rock’n’roll’s future”. There is only one Bruce Springsteen; but even die-hard fans will be convinced that they’ve seen another. 

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