When Clarence Clemons passed away last month, the Boss (and Clemons’ actual boss) Bruce Springsteen posted a moving eulogy on his website. Since then he’s remained out of sight, grieving for his old friend. Last night, though, Springsteen came roaring back with a 45-minute covers set in – where else – Asbury Park, NJ.
As anyone on Twitter this weekend knows, Clarence “Big Man” Clemons passed away Saturday night. More than just Bruce Springsteen’s incomparable sideman (though he was certainly that), Clemons took on a larger-than-life persona that embodied what fans loved about the E Street Band. All throughout the weekend fans poured out tributes to remember “the biggest man you ever seen” and last night in Portsmouth, VA, Phish did the same with a cover of “Thunder Road.”