There will be also Bruce Springsteen next Wednesday (20 January 2021) at Inauguration ceremony of the 46th President of the United States of America Joe Biden and its vice president Kamala D. Harris, which will be broadcast live on television by the main American networks (ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, PBS, MSNBC) as well as streaming on YouTube, Twitter, Twitch and Facebook. To celebrate the new course of American politics (not surprisingly the whole event is called Celebrating America) were called prominent personalities who not only never concealed their progressive positions, but at the same time also concretely supported the Democratic Party. And after 4 years of nightmare, the desire to celebrate this year is even stronger. He will play the part of the landlord Tom Hanks which will be assisted by Eva longoria e Kerry Washington who will present a series of interventions by young Americans who have made a difference in some way in their respective communities and who want to emphasize the ability to resist, organize and come together in a collective commitment to heal and rebuild the country. To these interventions will obviously be added the inauguration speeches of the President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala D. Harris, the first woman to hold such a prestigious position in American history. And then there will be the musical part that will see i in the forefront Foo Fighters, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons and naturally – Bruce. We will therefore have the opportunity to hear the songs of Letter To You live or will Springsteen prefer more specifically “political” songs? In 2009, at the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama, Bruce made an acoustic version of “The Rising” accompanied byInaugural Celebration Chorus, the song of rebirth, of American resilience, of the will and the ability to get up from any blow. And then he did “This Land Is Your Land”, the song by Woody Guthrie that tells of how America is the land of all and for all, singing it along with Pete Seeger and to his grandson Tao Rodriguez-Seeger. Personally I don’t think Bruce will repeat himself in the choice and I’m genuinely curious to know what he will sing. Of course, this year will be a very different celebration from those that saw the double inauguration of Barack Obama and not only because of Covid, but also for the insurrection on the verge of Trump’s coup of the ultras of last January 6, but I would like very much that Springsteen chose “Born To Run”, for various reasons: first, because it is the song that most characterizes Bruce; second, because if there is something to celebrate – as written by the organizing committee of the event – “The beginning of a new national journey towards a united America”, what better song than this? Third because there is no song that can better represent America’s desire to restart after the Trumpian disaster. I add a very personal note, I don’t remember ever having felt a greater joy and a more intense happiness in singing a song like when I cant (av) or “Born To Run” at Bruce’s concerts. And every day I think about when we will return to experience that immense happiness. In the meantime though, let’s enjoy this little performance that will once again see Springsteen performing from his ranch in New Jersey.
The appointment is for Wednesday 20 January at 8.30 pm, American time, then at 2.30 am Italian time.