Springsteen and the E Street Band played the Super Bowl halftime show and he hopped up on the piano, dropped to his knees, bent backward and slid across the stage on his knees into a cameraman -- and that was the first song.
Springsteen urged the people at home to step away from the guacamole dip and the chicken fingers and to turn their televisions all the way up as the band broke into "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out."
He did windmills on his guitar as they played "Born to Run."
A gospel choir backed the band on "Working On A Dream," the title track from the album that Springsteen released last week.
Springsteen changed the lyrics of "Glory Days" to be about football rather than baseball.
A referee threw a flag and declared delay of game until guitarist Little Steven declared it "Boss time!"
When it was over 12 minutes later, Springsteen yelled, "I'm going to Disneyland!"
What the El!?! Editorial:
BRUTAL. I know there are Boss lovers out there who think I should shut up, but come on!
I thought the half-time show was boring. I'm sick of every half time show having some old act on stage.
This is all Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's fault. If they hadn't had that wardrobe malfunction we would be watching someone new and hip and fun.
Instead, we're watching Bruce Springsteen, the year before it was Tom Petty, before that Prince, before that Rolling Stones, before that Paul McCartney.
I'd like to see Beyonce, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Nickelback, basically anyone under the age of 45.
I'm over it. So from now on, I'll use half-time to take a break from the game, because the commercials are too good to miss.