The hot ticket for Tuesday 30 May 2023 was without a shadow of a doubt for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s gig at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland. At precisely 5 minutes before 7 the band assembled on stage ready for a prompt start followed closely by the Boss himself. No prima donna keeping the crowd waiting this was going to be a performance for the fans (and if there’s one thing Springsteen is known for it is delivering for his fans). With 21 albums to his name (at time of writing) there’s a lot of material to choose from and rather than playing a greatest hits set Springsteen (and the famously phenomenal E Street Band) treated the crowd to a varied succession of songs spanning his career right back to 1973’s ‘The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle’ all the way to his latest album ‘Only the Strong Survive’. Highlights included a moving tribute to his former band mates from his first band (which he joined in 1965 aged 15), a banging cover of ‘Nightshift’ by the ‘Commodores’, a few big numbers at the end to please the entire crowd (including the casual attendees who were perhaps surprised to have experienced two and a half hours of tracks they’d never heard of!) and well everything in between. This was an accomplished performance by a veteran musician (who’s well into his 70s now) and band whose chemistry was there to behold. Three hours never passed so quickly.