Bruce Springsteen kicked off the first of two concerts in the Hunter Valley with a cover of the 1947 classic ‘Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee’.
Springsteen modified the lyrics to create a localised flavour when he started the song “when down in the Hunter Valley where everything is fine.
The song choice was appropriate as Springsteen and the E Street Band were performing at the Hope Estate winery on New South Wales.
The song was a surprise for fans. It was the first time Bruce and the E Street Band had ever performed the cover live.
The E Street Band also played The Easybeats classic ‘Friday On My Mind’ again for the crowd. The first time Bruce had ever played that song live was in Sydney earlier this week.
Fans at the Hope Estate Winery did not get the marathon E Street Band performance due to time restraints.
Bruce Springsteen Hope Estate Winery setlist February 22, 2014
Bottle Of Red Wine (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Badlands (from Darkness On The Edge Of Town, 1978)
No Surrender (from Born In The USA, 1985)
Two Hearts (from The River, 1980)
Bobby Jean (from Born In The USA, 1985)
High Hopes (from High Hopes, 2014)
Just Like Fire Would (from High Hopes, 2014)
Murder Incorporated (from Greatest Hits, 1995)
Trapped (from The Essential Bruce Springsteen, 2003)
Wrecking Ball (from Wrecking Ball, 2012)
The River (from The River, 1980)
American Skin (41 Shots) (from High Hopes, 2014)
Because The Night (from Live 1975-85, 1986)
Working On The Highway (from Born In The USA, 1985)
Darlington County (from Born In The USA, 1985)
Shackled And Drawn (from Wrecking Ball, 2012)
Waiting On A Sunny Day (from The Rising, 2002)
The Ghost Of Tom Joad (from High Hopes, 2014)
Land of Hope and Dreams (from Live In New York City, 2001)
The Wish (from Tracks, 1998)
Friday On My Mind (Easybeats cover)
Born To Run (from Born To Run, 1975)
Dancing In The Dark (from Born In The USA, 1985)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (from Born To Run, 1975)
Shout (Isley Brothers cover)
Thunder Road (from Born To Run, 1975)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are touring Australia for Frontier Touring.
Remaining Bruce Springsteen Australian dates
February 23, Hunter Valley, Hope Estate
February 26, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Bruce Springsteen – Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
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