Springsteen Concert Held Halloween Night
Hurricane Sandy forced "The Boss" to change his Rochester concert plans. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played at the Blue Cross Arena on Wednesday, but was originally scheduled to play on Tuesday. As YNN's Christina Nice explained, fans had to decide between trick-or-treating, and a rock-n-roll icon.
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- There are 12,000 fans that have been waiting for this night for months.
But, Sandy showed that even rock and roll superstars are no match for mother nature. The hurricane kept Springsteen and his band stuck in New York City. The concert was postponed to the following day. Ticket holders were faced with a dilemma: trick-or-treating or Springsteen?
When asked if fans were upset that the concert fell on Halloween, fan Matthew Smith responded, "A little."
"It's hard with the little ones, I posed it to her and she said ya know what mom, Bruce Springsteen it is," added Sarah Ferrar Cross, another fan.
"I go trick or treating every year, this is like once in a lifetime," exclaimed a fan.
Out of the fans, 105 of them would not have originally been at the concert. Once the concert was pushed back a day, Ticketmaster received 105 refund requests and those broken-hearted fans who missed out the first time, got lucky.
"They were gone in a second and we were really depressed. Tickets started to fall because people couldn't go tonight and we lucked out," explained Marguerite Geiss, a fan who was able to attend Wednesday's night concert.
At the concert and the pre-concert party, fans tied the Halloween theme to Springsteen songs.
"He's all heart and soul and he gives you everything," said a fan.
But, fans were secretly hoping Bruce used his extra day of rehearsal time to cook up something extra.
"I've heard some stories about him coming out in a coffin, so we're really waiting to see what he's gonna do tonight," noted Jason Smith, fan.