Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park on Saturday (5/17), joining Mike Ness on stage for four songs. The appearance marks Springsteen's fourth New Jersey performance since the formal end of the U.S. leg of Springsteen's spring tour in Florida on May 2nd.
On May 4th, Springsteen was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame and joined house band La Bamba and the Hubcaps for a rendition of "Glory Days."
On May 7th, Springsteen pulled the E Street Band together for a benefit show benefiting the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. At that show, Springsteen rolled out a surprise set, performing two of his classic album Darkness On The Edge Of Town and Born To Run back to back in their entirety.
That last just floors me. What I wouldn't have given, etc.
And the thing with Ness must have been fabulous -- he's always been the rootsiest punk rocker around...