Bruce Springsteen plays farewell gig for Barack Obama at the White House

The mood at the concert and a related reception "was not exactly somber, but it wasn't festive, either".

The setlist, according to Backstreets, included "Dancing in the Dark", "My Hometown", "The Promised Land", "Thunder Road" and "Born in the U.S.A". Two of the songs, "Tougher Than the Rest" and "If I Should Fall Behind" featured Springsteen's wife and fellow E Street Band member Patti Scialfa.

"This one was a real personal thing, this thing for staff who sacrificed so much over the last eight years".

Following the concert, Obama thanked Springsteen.

Backstreets, a long-running magazine and website that methodically documents Springsteen's shows, said The Boss played a 15-song acoustic set in the White House's East Room on January 10.

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Bruce is so unimpressed with Trump, even a Springsteen covers band has declined a request to play at an Inauguration night ceremony.

Bruce Springsteen was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama back in November. "The B Street Band would not exist without the talents of Bruce and our E Street brothers".

President Barack Obama has had the of many great artists over the years, including Bruce Springsteen, who once supplied the outgoing commander in chief with an unofficial campaign theme song, "Forward and Away We Go", as a playful joke when he ran for reelection in 2012.

Though Trump's transition team were able to book Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down to perform at the inauguration, just as many artists seem to be canceling on the soon-to-be president.

  • Carlos Nash