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August 20, 1984
BRENDAN BYRNE /
MEADOWLANDS ARENA
East Rutherford, NJ

38 song - 4 hour
Rock 'n Roll marathon!

The Born in the U.S.A. Tour was the supporting concert tour of Bruce Springsteen's massively popular Born in the U.S.A. album. It was his longest and most successful tour to date. It featured a physically transformed Springsteen. After two years of bodybuilding, Springsteen had bulked up considerably. The tour started in June 1984 and went stateside and to Canada. In March 1985 the tour went to Australia, Japan and Europe. It then headed back a second leg of the U.S. in which Springsteen and the E Street Band played out to sold out professional football stadiums. The tour finally wound down in October 1985 in Los Angeles.


Set List from
August 20, 1984

  1. Born In The USA
  2. Out In The Street
  3. Spirit In The Night
  4. Atlantic City
  5. Johnny 99
  6. Highway Patrolman
  7. I'm Going Down
  8. Darlington County
  9. Glory Days
  10. The Promised Land
  11. My Hometown
  12. Darkness On
    The Edge Of Town
  13. Badlands
  14. Thunder Road
  15. Hungry Heart
  16. Dancing In The Dark
  17. Cadillac Ranch
  18. 10th Avenue
    Freeze-Out
  19. No Surrender
  20. Cover Me
  21. Prove It All Night
  22. Pink Cadillac
  23. Growin' Up
  24. Bobby Jean
  25. Backstreets
  26. Rosalita
    (Come Out Tonight)
  27. Jungleland
  28. Two Hearts
  29. Drift Away
  30. Born To Run
  31. Detroit Medley
  32. - Devil With The Blue Dress
  33. - Good Golly Miss Molly
  34. - CC Rider
  35. - Jenny Take A Ride
  36. - Travelin' Band
  37. Do You Love Me?
  38. Twist And Shout

Reviews on Tramps Like Us:

"Tramps Like Us is The GREATEST Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band In The LAND! I've witnessed them on several occasions and their performances are SECOND TO NONE!"
- Mike Appel
Former Springsteen
Producer & Manager


In a worldwide hunt to find the best tribute bands on the planet, the national publication "Music & Musicians" has selected Tramps Like Us, of all other Springsteen tribute bands as the #1 Springsteen Tribute Band In World...“It’s our pleasure to introduce you to the world’s foremost tribute acts...”
"If you're a big Bruce fan, you've probably seen tribute bands...and the BEST of them all is TRAMPS LIKE US"
- E Street Radio / SIRIUS XM

"Up close, Mark Salore doesn't look much like Bruce Springsteen. Except, perhaps, for the stud in his left ear and a wispy bit of beard. But an astonishing transformation takes place, though, when he gets onstage with his tribute band, Tramps Like Us. He punches out the opening riff to "Cadillac Ranch," the group kicks in behind him, the crowd erupts in war cries and air guitar riffs, and it suddenly seems as if Bruce and the E Street Band have commandeered the Vintage Bar in White Plains."
- by Peter Gerstenzang
- Writer - NY Times
- Rolling Stone Magazine


"Most tribute bands boast that they look and act like the bands they cover, and there are more than a few Bruce Springsteen tribute bands that do just that. But for Tramps Like Us, paying tribute to the Boss and the "E" Street Band has nothing to do with appearances - it's all about the music. Luckily for modern-day Springsteen fans, Tramps Like Us captures some of that magic and energy in its own performances."
- By Jess Kamen
- Philadelphia Inquirer


"You would have to be completely allergic to Springsteen to not be won over by the rambunctious atmosphere. Even this reporter, usually impervious to the 'E' Street band's particular brand of magic, started humming along. Tramps Like Us brought Springsteen back to a human scale"
- Elizabeth Vicentelli
- NY Newsday

Tramps Like Us, who Bruce Springsteen's former producer and manager Mike Appel has called: "The GREATEST Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band In The LAND!" and who Music & Musicians Magazine has called "The World’s Foremost Springsteen Tribute Band" is set to re-create yet another legendary and historic Bruce Springsteen concert in their continuing series of classic Springsteen concert re-creations...

If you missed what is now considered a classic legendary Springsteen concert from years past and wondered what it would be like to have been there in person, well you are in luck...
Tramps Like Us, is the FIRST and ONLY band ever to re-create Springsteen concerts in their entirety, receiving high praise from fans and media outlets alike, as well as selling out venues across the east coast in the process. Currently with 7 historic concerts in their repertoire and more on the way, come take a trip to the past with Tramps Like Us.


In their continuing series of re-creating classic and historic Springsteen concerts, Tramps Like Us, will be re-creating what has been dubbed: “The Last Great Show”: The August 20th 1984 concert, which was the final show of Springsteen’s historic 10 night sold out stand at Brendan Byrne/Meadowlands Arena in NJ.

This show featured the Miami Horns on "10th Avenue Freezeout" (later used on the Live 1975-85 set) and "Drift Away," which also featured surprise guest Little Steven Van Zandt, Springsteen’s former guitarist and closest confidant. This was Steve VanZandt’s first appearance with The E Street Band since his departure from the band a year earlier. Other highlights included "Pink Cadillac," "Growin' Up," and "Backstreets."


About Tramps Like Us:

"If you're a big Bruce fan, you've probably seen tribute bands...
and the BEST of them all is TRAMPS LIKE US"

- E Street Radio / SIRIUS XM

Tramps Like Us brings more than 2 decades of road-tested musicianship that have won this band the hard-earned distinction of the planet’s most revered Bruce Springsteen Tribute band. Rockers and ballads delivered with the raw intensity and swagger reminiscent of the Boss himself.

With a repertoire of more than 100 songs, Tramps Like Us has been dedicated to enjoying and sharing Bruce's music in a live setting. Unlike other "tribute" bands who attempt to impersonate or emulate their source in every respect, from looks to clothing to gestures, Tramps Like Us concentrates on the music itself. The group captures the Springsteen sound, and the true spirit and energy of the songs, as well as to delivering them with the passion and conviction of the Boss.

In keeping with the tradition of a typical Springsteen concert, Tramps prides itself on long and intense concerts, often playing 3.5 to 4 hour shows and at times without a break. Tramps has been able to cover up to 38 songs on any given night

"For almost 3 and a half hours, like a Springsteen concert from years ago, some of the Boss's best was delivered with raw energy and exceptional talent - The 3rd song of the evening was a version of Radio Nowhere that was so good if you closed your eyes you would have thought Bruce himself was in Phoenixville."- Phoenixville News MORE ON TRAMPS LIKE US HERE


Video from 8/20/84 at Brendan Byrne Arena


Video from 8/12/84 at Brendan Byrne Arena

TV Interview with Springsteen - Born In The USA tour

 


Venues and dates for the August 20th 1984 concert re-creation from
The Brendan Byrne/Meadowlands Arena in NJ by Tramps Like Us.
Visit Tramps Like Us web site HERE


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