Is there anybody ALIVE out there!!!???
This is always the first sentence out of Bruce Springsteen’s mouth after the opening song at his concerts. It’s Bruce’s way of opening up the lines of communication between his fans and the band. He uses it to gauge how the crowd is feeling and the response always gives him the energy and motivation to carry on and deliver a memorable show. He says there is always a give and take between the band and the fans and that it is different at every show, depending on the energy he feels from the crowd.
Later in the show he collects handmade signs from fans in the Pit – we call it the “Request” part of the show. Carefuly lettered on each sign is a personal request to play a certain song. I myself have had the thrill of having my sign collected, my song sung.
As lead of the BPX community for Chemicals, I am starting to understand Bruce and his need to pose this question, starting to feel the need to gauge the crowd out there myself – Is there anybody alive out there? I havn’t felt the energy lately.
Send me some signs, let me know what your requests are. I am certain we can pull off a good show, maybe even earn an encore. Together we can make this community memorable.