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Bruce Springsteen hits the ‘Thunder Road’ to Columbus

February 13, 2014

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are set to perform at Nationwide Arena April 15. Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are set to perform at Nationwide Arena April 15. Credit: Courtesy of MCT

“The Boss” is back, and he’s slated to come to Columbus in the spring.

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band are set to perform at Nationwide Arena April 15.

Although representatives from Nationwide cannot release any further information about the event at this time, it has not hushed the buzz from Ohio State students with old souls.

Joe Rieman, a first-year in business, said he is excited for Columbus to host a performance from a rock legend whom he listened to growing up.

“I’ll have to check out tickets to see if the price is right,” Rieman said.

Like Rieman, Dylan Williams, a first-year in marketing, is drawn to the nostalgia of Springsteen’s music. Springsteen really hit his stride in the ‘70s and ‘80s, so a young college student can usually thank their parents for their love of Springsteen’s music.

“I can remember my mom rocking out to ‘Born in the USA’ when I was really little,” Williams said.

Bruce is known to have played some of his greatest hits during his concerts including, “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Born to Run” and “Thunder Road.” Not only can Williams relate to Springsteen’s music, but he also said he has a more personal connection with him.

“You see, I too, was born to run. So we have something in common,” Williams said, making a reference to one of Springsteen’s hits.

Williams said he is unsure if he will be in attendance because of his status as a “broke college guy.”

Springsteen has gained a reputation for writing songs that connect with the working class over the span of his career and similarly, Aaron Doty, a second-year in biology, is proud of Springsteen’s image and his love for the stars and stripes.

After being told about the show in April, Doty said, “There’s nothing more American than Bruce Springsteen and George Washington crossing the Delaware.”

Like the others, Doty is reluctant to RSVP at this time. Rachel Maltese, though, a senior in environmental policy and decision making, said, “Bruce is a classic and I’ll be there.”

Some of Springsteen’s other stops in the U.S. include Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Nashville.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m.


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