TWENTY-FIRST Century culture might be limping a bit, but one phenomenon remains undented.
Bruce Springsteen has been blazing through the most savage, poetic, heartsore American music, distilled to its thrilling essentials, for decades. The band has had to adjust to some recent losses of course, but Bruce and Miami Steve Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren et al look and act like a street gang from the stoops of New Jersey, with all of the rough bonhomie and the secret codes learned over years of friendship.
And the other pleasing constant in his career are the crowds, who greets him at every show like he's the Dalai Llama.
Join them in Cardiff for the Wrecking Ball tour.