Watch Bruce Springsteen's Emotionally Charged Set At Clinton's Final Rally
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:43:54
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Bruce Springsteen was among those high profile names who joined Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia last night for the final rally of her campaign.
The boss performed a three-song set outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall at the rally in the swing state on Election Day eve. Springsteen - who has been vocal in his opinion of Trump in recent weeks had said, "The republic is under siege by a moron. It's a tragedy for our democracy".
The legendary rocker and known supporter of blue collar workers of America performed a solo acoustic set featured emotionally charged renditions of classics "Thunder Road", "Dancing in the Dark", and "Long Walk Home" off 2007's Magic.
During the performance, he spoke to the crowd and audiences watching from home about why he was voting for Clinton on Election Day. "The choice tomorrow couldn't be any clearer. Hillary's candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation and of an actual vision of America where everyone counts. Men and women, white and black, Hispanic and native. Where folks of all faiths and backgrounds can come together to address our problems in a reasonable and thoughtful way. That vision of America is essential to sustain, no matter how difficult its realization."
Springsteen also spoke further on Clinton's opponent Donald Trump, "This is a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself, who has the profound lack of decency that would allow him to prioritize his own interests and ego before American democracy itself. Somebody who would be willing to damage our long-cherished and admired system rather than look to himself for the reasons behind his own epic failure. And that's unforgivable. Tomorrow, those ideas and that campaign is going down."
In conclusion, Springsteen provoked the crowd to action. "Let's all do our part so we can look back on 2016 and say we stood with Hillary Clinton on the right side of history. That's why I'm standing here with you tonight, for the dream of a better America."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff