Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen in South Africa

The Boss in the RSA: SA Shows on Sale

  One of the most enduring memories I have of Bruce Springsteen’s gig at Soccer City last weekend; is bouncing across the football pitch, arms raised to a new song Heaven’s Wall. Repeating the chorus, “raise your hands, raise your hands, raise your hands”. The gospel-infused song was a standout at The Boss’ three and half hour […]

1988: Bruce Springsteen in Harare

  All Photos by Rafs Mayet  It’s October 1988 and Bruce Springsteen and Youssou N’Dour are part of a stellar line-up playing at Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! concert in Harare. After several attempts, I finally get a restricted passport (which is only valid for certain southern African countries). A seat on a bus organised by the Wits […]