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Are you getting ready for Bruce Springsteen?

It might feel like Monday morning right now, but Friday night is fast approaching. And this isn't any ordinary Friday night, either.

This is the first time Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have performed in Baltimore City in more than 36 years.

I wrote a piece for yesterday's paper about what makes Bruce The Boss. Read it here.

Even among A-list musicians such as Billy Joel, Elton John and Paul McCartney, few performers have a magnetism and mystique quite like Springsteen. 

That's pretty much the gist of the piece.

Also, this week, we're going to be compiling all kinds of online Springsteen stuff ...

I'm talking about photo galleries, as well as concert reviews and interviews the Baltimore Sun did with The Boss back in the day. I'll let everybody know when it's finished.

This morning I glanced at StubHub to see how expensive Springsteen tickets for the 1st Mariner show are. Turns out, they're going for anywhere from $150 to $2,000. Yikes.

Here's something folks who have general admission tickets should know: There are no floor seats. The floor is standing general admission (it's what they used to call a "dance show," my dad tells me). They're going to be letting people into certain sections based on a lottery. I'll post more details about that later today.

(Photo by Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images) 

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