Is there an Ottawa Turnpike?

Why yes, that is Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire up there with the Boss. They were invited onstage during the encore portion of Bruce and the E Street Band’s gig in Ottawa, Ontario Sunday night, first performing Bruce’s “State Tropper” (first video below) and then their own “Keep the Car Running” with the help of the E Street Band (second video.)

Bruce Stringsteen and Arcade Fire – State trooper
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Wow.

Wow.

I’m going to both Bruce/E Street shows here in Our Nation’s Capitol next month. The last time I saw them play here in DC was in August 1999, when the special guests who showed up during the encore were Bruce Hornsby, Jackson Browne, and Bonnie Raitt. Nothing wrong with any of them, I guess, but nowhere near as exciting as this. I mean, just listen to that guy! (Not Bruce or Win; the guy holding the camera, or standing next to him. Apoplexy time.)

Bruce Stringsteen and Arcade Fire – Keep the car running
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