Southside Johnny sings Springsteen songs at Friday night Stone Pony show

Southside Johnny at the Stone Pony, Friday night.

Southside Johnny at the Stone Pony, Friday night.

SPOILER ALERT!

If you want to be totally surprised by Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes’ setlist at their Saturday night concert at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, where they will perform a night of Bruce Springsteen-written songs, read no further. But according to online reports, they played six Springsteen songs at the Friday night Pony show, devoted to rarities: “Tenth Avenue Freeze-out,” “All the Way Home,” “Cover Me,” “When You Dance,” “Talk to Me” and “The Fever.”

A YouTube video for “Tenth Avenue Freeze-out” (complete with an audience participation segment) is below.

Talking to the crowd in the video, Southside reiterated what he said in a pre-show interview: That he put together this two-night stand in order to offer something unusual that his fans would appreciate, and enjoy. “This ain’t for us, trust me when I say. It’s for you, to break up the winter. That’s all I care about,” he said.

I’ll be at tonight’s show, so check out my review tomorrow morning.

Here is the complete Friday night setlist, according to a post on SouthsideJohnny.com:

Theme from Star Trek
Expressway to Your Heart
Somebody to Love You
I’m So Anxious
Talk to Me (first half)
Little Calcutta
Ain’t Gonna Eat out My Heart Anymore
No Easy Way Down
Cry to Me
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
The Letter
Your Precious Love
Fannie Mae
The Fever
Ain’t That Peculiar
Drown in My Own Tears
Ride the Night Away
When You Dance
Little by Little
Look on Yonder Wall
Woke up This Morning
The Dark End of the Street
Snatching It Back
Cover Me

Encore:
All the Way Home
You Can’t Bury Me
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out

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