It's bad enough this has turned into Uncle Bruce and The E Street Band on Ice with "Waitin' On A Sunny Day!" I cannot possibly be the only person who likes the songs Springsteen actually wrote. I can't possibly be the only one who paid $100 on the promise of hearing some of those! Maybe they have Springsteen impersonators in Vegas. That seems to be my only hope.
So I realize this doesn't have a lot to do with "Atlantic City" and my reason for wanting to hear it, but I don't get to riff on geography very often and I just went with it. I can think of a lot of reasons why Bruce should play this one. We could start with the fact he ignored my sign for it in Atlanta. The other thing is, he's tried really hard to speak to the troubled economic conditions in the country. He's played a cover of an old song called "Hard Times (Come Again No More)" to get the point across. It's unnecessary. He's got so many great songs of his own that are completely relevant to the situation now. "Atlantic City" is just one of them, and I love the full-band arrangement from the Reunion Tour of a decade ago.
How about it, Boss Man? Let's try one of yours in Nashville on Wednesday?