Flashback | Phish Teams With Springsteen For Glory Days

In honor of Bruce Springsteen's 66th birthday we wanted to re-share a piece about The Boss guesting with jam legends Phish at Bonnaroo 2009.

Happy birthday, Bruce! The state of New Jersey has given rock many great musicians over the years including Bruce Springsteen and Phish's Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell. In June of 2009 Phish and The Boss were among the headliners of that year's Bonnaroo Music Festival. An unlikely collaboration between the two acts took place at the end of Phish's first set on June 14, 2009.

[Photo by Dave Vann]

Bruce emerged 12 tunes into the Vermonters's set for a three-song string. First up was "Mustang Sally," which Phish hadn't played since August 5, 1988 (1,274 shows). The Boss stuck around for a pair of classics of 1984's Born In The U.S.A. LP - "Bobby Jean" and "Glory Days." Guitarist Trey Anastasio mentioned how he had first seen Springsteen perform way back in 1978 when he was 12 years old and was excited to play with "one of his heroes." Recently, an exceptional fan-shot video of the "Glory Days" Springsteen and Phish collaborated on surfaced:


[Published on: 9/23/15]

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