Sunday, December 20, 2015

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!

The final Saturday Night Live of 2015 welcomed Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as the featured musical guest last night, which for many of us proved to be an early and much appreciated holiday gift. Bruce and the Band played two tracks from his recently released box set The Ties that Bind: The River Collection -- "Meet Me in the City" and "The Ties that Bind," both of which sounded great. But then there was this show-stopper to close out the night, featuring a very special guest:

I received a holiday gift of my own last Friday in the form of tickets to see Bruce and the E Street Band at the L.A. Sports Arena in March. Sadly, that wonderful old venue is scheduled to close its doors soon afterward. And might I suggest a few lumps of coal for the bastards at TicketMaster, whose near monopoly status allows them to run one of the most despicable businesses in the country. The process for buying tickets to popular acts was easier, fairer and less costly 25 years ago than it is today, which is exactly what a lack of competition guarantees.

But enough of that for now. After all, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!

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