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Most 'surprise' Springsteen performances aren't really surprising. This one was.

Maybe I'm just out of touch, but this one caught me completely by surprise: Bruce Springsteen appeared out of nowhere last night to perform a two-hour set for an invite-only crowd at the Stone Pony, with the show benefiting his son Evan's alma mater, Boston College.


Stan Goldstein -- of "Rock & Roll Tour of the Jersey Shore" fame, natch -- was listening from outside the stage door, and he reports that Bruce was backed up by Bobby Bandiera's band and Max Weinberg played about half the show on drums. Here's the full setlist, per Stan:


1. “634-5789” 2. “Seven Nights to Rock” 3. “Darlington County 4. “Spirit in the Night” 5. “Growin’ Up” 6. “Because The Night” 7. “Two Hearts” 8. “Cadillac Ranch” 9. “Rendezvous” 10. “The Boy From New York City” 11. “From Small Things” 12. “I’m On Fire” 13. “Waiting on A Sunny Day” 14. Talk to Me 15. “Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” 16. “Tenth Avenue Freeze-out” 17. “Dancing in the Dark” 18. “Born to Run” 19. “Rosalita” 20. “Detroit Medley” 21. “Twist & Shout” 22. “Thunder Road”


And here's some video, courtesy Marty Jablow and Brucebase Wiki:


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