But none of that with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. This is a grafting band with a work ethic and a sincere appreciation of audiences that turn up in their tens of thousands to hear performances. This kind of show needs commitment, effort, energy and enthusiasm to play for over three hours on stage delivering value for money and memories that will last a lifetime.
Bruce and his band played Wembley Stadium on Saturday 15 June 2013 to an estimated 71,000 people and, although expectations were that the show would be awesome, I had no idea how awesome - super-awsome, mega-awesome.....just mind-blowingly-awesome it was going to be.
Here is the set list for the night - including the entire Darkness On The Edge Of Town album:
Steve Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren played blistering guitars, Max Weinberg was supreme on drums and Roy Bittan was superb on piano - but the entire band, backing singers et al was on top of its game.
Bruce, in fine voice and fine fettle, loved it all, had fun with the audience and drove the show along with extraordinary power and a magnificent selection from his back catalogue. If you ever get the chance to see Springsteen and the E Street Band, find the time, find the money, find a way.
Over the years, I have been told by many people: "Nothing is impossible" but I think with this concert I have found something that is impossible to beat. I cannot think of another stadium act that I would go to see. On the other hand, people have told me that "life is full of surprises" - but it would need to be one hell of a surprise to top THE concert of my lifetime. Gauntlet thrown down.