By Meredith Goldberg-Morse
Thousands of babysitters in Helsinki were paid overtime last night as Bruce Springsteen wowed fans with an epic show at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium. Like a Boss, Bruce played with the E Street Band for an impressive four hours and six minutes, performing 33 different songs—not including the five-song acoustic set he played before the concert to “thank fans for following” him on the tour. Guy’s got serious stamina for a 62-year-old.
For his final show on the European leg of his “Wrecking Ball Tour,” Bruce and the E Street Band rolled out five tour premieres, plus another three during the pre-show acoustic set. The Helsinki show is his longest on record, beating the three hour, forty-eight minute show he played in Madrid on June 17.
U.S. fans will have to wait until August 14 to see if The Boss will try to top this record in the States, when he kicks off his return to North America with a show in Boston. The tour concludes on December 6 in Glendale, Arizona.