Bruce Springsteen Drenched in New ‘Waitin’ on a Sunny Day’ Video

Bruce Springsteen Drenched in New ‘Waitin’ on a Sunny Day’ Video

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When it rains, sometimes there’s nothing you can do but play “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day.”

So it is in the new Team Springsteen video, “Soaked in Sunderland,” by sister Pam Springsteen, posted on Monday, July 1, to the Boss’ social media. The video chronicles the events of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s May 22 show at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, England.

It was a cold and very rainy day.

“My friends, yes!” says Springsteen in the car driving to the venue.

The band is shown backstage rehearsing “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”, released on the 2002 album “The Rising”, for the show. The rain gets worse, with parts of the stage underwater, but the band continues anyway.

“Here we go, we’re in Sunderland. Remember the man who brought you here,” jokes Springsteen with the E Street Band. “It’s raining now. Let’s go out and have a great time!”

The rain didn’t dampen the band’s and the audience’s spirits. They sang along loudly when “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day” was played that night.

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The show may have contributed to Springsteen’s recent singing problems, which resulted in four shows of the European tour being postponed.

“We came out last night and I thought, ‘What is this weather? Pouring rain, howling wind,’” Springsteen said in a raspy voice at the Ivor Novello Award for songwriting ceremony on May 23 in London. “But when I stood in front of me, in the rain, I realized, These are my people.”

Springsteen and E Street will resume their tour on June 12 at the Cívitas Metropolitano in Madrid. Boss fan Steve Ehrlich from New York City has seen two shows since the return and reports that Springsteen’s voice is good and the shows are “carnivals of pure energy and joy.”

The next edition is on Tuesday July 2nd in Werchter Park in Belgium.

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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, is an entertainment and features writer for USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at [email protected].