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Biden awards Bruce Springsteen the National Medal of Arts (Original Post) FelineOverlord Mar 2023 OP
Recommend! sheshe2 Mar 2023 #1
Born in the USA..................... Lovie777 Mar 2023 #2
Cool. And Julia Louis-Dreyfus Liberal In Texas Mar 2023 #3
A little of that human touch... 50 Shades Of Blue Mar 2023 #4
That's great! spanone Mar 2023 #5
Video FelineOverlord Mar 2023 #6
"For his extraordinary contributions to the American songbook and for being the boss.." LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2023 #7
👏 Deuxcents Mar 2023 #8
I lived two blocks from him and his family in Freehold..n/t SheilaAnn Mar 2023 #9
Going to see the Boss at Wrigley in August! jcgoldie Mar 2023 #10
You are gonna love it! Deuxcents Mar 2023 #21
👍 You're going to have a great time! 🎉 electric_blue68 Mar 2023 #24
Two of the best right there. I liked their hearty handshake as Bruce stepped up to the podium. NBachers Mar 2023 #11
I first saw Bruce Springsteen back around 1980 when he played at my brother's college Rhiannon12866 Mar 2023 #12
Bruce deserves it! Bayard Mar 2023 #13
Bruuuuuce!! Best performer and that's saying a ton. So many others. Glad Evolve Dammit Mar 2023 #14
I remember when Obama gave this award to Meryl Streep. CTyankee Mar 2023 #15
I can't think of anyone more deserving. Diamond_Dog Mar 2023 #16
Brooooce! 😄 What a Wonderful Acknowledgement! Songs that... electric_blue68 Mar 2023 #17
I like Bruce, but his name always reminds me of this song... Whatthe_Firetruck Mar 2023 #25
This message was self-deleted by its author Whatthe_Firetruck Mar 2023 #26
like it republianmushroom Mar 2023 #18
TY PJB & Bruce! Cha Mar 2023 #19
I was trying to remember if the Former Guy granted any such awards. JohnnyRingo Mar 2023 #20
"I vaguely recall some underserving sap getting a presidential medal" LudwigPastorius Mar 2023 #23
That is so cool! StarryNite Mar 2023 #22

Deuxcents

(16,464 posts)
21. You are gonna love it!
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 10:31 PM
Mar 2023

He puts on a great show n engages the audience so it’s a real experience. I’d love to see him again..two times is not enough n it’s been a while. Have fun !

Rhiannon12866

(207,117 posts)
12. I first saw Bruce Springsteen back around 1980 when he played at my brother's college
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 07:41 PM
Mar 2023

And he invited me. The concert was in the gym and he put on an amazing show with numerous encores. And because of the small venue, I couldn't hear well for a couple of days...

Bayard

(22,262 posts)
13. Bruce deserves it!
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 08:05 PM
Mar 2023

His songwriting has always been phenomenal.

Got to see him years ago in Cincinnati. Put on one of the best concerts EVER!

Evolve Dammit

(16,838 posts)
14. Bruuuuuce!! Best performer and that's saying a ton. So many others. Glad
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 08:07 PM
Mar 2023

to see him recognized. National treasure!

CTyankee

(63,936 posts)
15. I remember when Obama gave this award to Meryl Streep.
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 08:12 PM
Mar 2023

She giggled like a kid when he put the award around her neck. He was pretty awed himself iirc...

electric_blue68

(15,041 posts)
17. Brooooce! 😄 What a Wonderful Acknowledgement! Songs that...
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 08:33 PM
Mar 2023

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have doubled, and tripled *joy*, and have helped us through shouldering burdens, and going through hard times!

You truly deserved this.

He and E St have been one of my favorites, and gotten to see him, and them many times. Even three times in a theater including a 50$ scalper's tix (Tix were ?$5.50, $7.50 something back then) in the fourth row!

Another time during the Human Touch and companion albums I went to hear him from outside Shea Stdm. Someone left the show not quite halfway through, and gave me their ticket!

Whatthe_Firetruck

(559 posts)
25. I like Bruce, but his name always reminds me of this song...
Wed Mar 22, 2023, 04:02 AM
Mar 2023

... By a guy with a similar name.



And I like Manfred Mann's version of Blinded By the Light.

Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #17)

JohnnyRingo

(18,705 posts)
20. I was trying to remember if the Former Guy granted any such awards.
Tue Mar 21, 2023, 09:14 PM
Mar 2023

I vaguely recall some underserving sap getting a presidential medal, but that's about it. Certainly nothing concerning the arts.

Does anyone else remember anything?
I just read in Rolling Stone that he sponsored more federal executions than anyone since 1953 without one communed sentence, so I guess there's that.

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