Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Video Spotlight: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Buffalo, NY - 11/22/09



"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" has been a fan favorite at Springsteen's winter concerts for years.  This video is from the last concert of the Working on a Dream tour, which turned out, sadly, the last time Clarence Clemons would perform with Bruce and company before his death the following summer.  Even in his last show, however, Clarence is giving it his all.  He begins with his amazing laugh that even the jolliest of all fat men would have a tough time duplicating, and raps it up with a rip-roaring saxophone solo.  Clarence's performance brings out a more youthful side of Springsteen, spinning like a top on stage.  Clarence ignites the crowd, and Springsteen feeds off their energy; it is this dynamic, perfected over 30 years, that made them one of the strongest bromances in American rock-and-roll.