1981-02-07, University Of Illinois, Champaign, IL

The River Tour
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Max Mintzer wrote: The way I remember it, Champaign had a large public gathering ordinance. The E-Streets show was going long and they started flashing the houselights in Assembly Hall. Bruce looked up at the lights and then asked the crowd if they wanted him to keep playing. Of course, we roared, 'yes'. Bruce looked back up at the lights and then said 'Fuck Em' and kept on playing for another 1/2 hour.

Karen wrote: This was my first Bruce concert I had attended and the band and their music changed my life! Albums and decades later I still love their music.

Carla wrote: I really didn't know who Bruce was back then. I was a freshman in college. A friend invited me to the concert, and I went. It was a transformative experience for me, and I have been hooked ever since. I remember the lights going on and Bruce playing the last several songs with all the lights on. Everyone just danced in their seats and in the aisles and it was a huge party and you could see everyone all over the arena just dancing and having a great time.


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