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    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:48:09

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    On January 12th, Bruce Springsteen played a secret show at the White House for Obama's staff. The 15-song set took place in front of approximately 250 staffers in the White House's East Room. Springsteen was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in that very room two months prior.

    The set was made up of a number of Springsteen's more political songs, and the singer-songwriter talked politics between selections. He remarked before playing "Born in the U.S.A." that it is a "protest song".

    Longtime E-Street Band member, singer-songwriter, and Springsteen's wife; Patti Scialfa joined the Boss on stage for two songs, "If I Should Fall Behind" and "Tougher Than The Rest", the latter he dedicated to the Obamas for all they endured during their tenure at the White House.

    After the concert Obama thanked Springsteen and told his staff, "He's been with us for some time now, performing his craft to show his support." Check out the full setlist below.

    Bruce Springsteen White House setlist:

    "Working on the Highway"
    "Growin' Up"
    "My Hometown"
    "My Father's House"
    "The Wish"
    "Thunder Road"
    "The Promised Land"
    "Born in the U.S.A."
    "Devils & Dust"
    "Tougher Than the Rest" (with Patti Scialfa)
    "If I Should Fall Behind" (with Patti Scialfa)
    "The Ghost of Tom Joad"
    "Long Walk Home"
    "Dancing in the Dark"
    "Land of Hope and Dreams"

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.19.17



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