7 p.m., my ass! I sat through two great bands, Low Anthem and Alejandro Escovedo, before Springsteen came into a Moody Theater not quite full yet. "Happy Birthday, Woodie Guthrie," the Boss crowed before breaking into an amazingly uplifting version of Woodie's song, "I Ain't Got No Home.” With Little Steven leading the song on mandolin, the show started like a spiritual mass.
Springsteen shared some of his thoughts about SXSW during the show as well. "It's fucking crazy here. It's a music junkie's wet dream
We're here to kick some Tex-Ass."
The Boss brought out special guest Tom Morello for three songs — "Death to My Hometown," "Jack of All Trades," and "The Ghost of Tom Joad" — which Morello used to cover with Rage Against the Machine.
Complete set list:
I Ain't Got No Home (Woody Guthrie cover)
We Take Care Of Our Own
Death to My Hometown (With Tom Morello)
My City of Ruins
The E Street Shuffle
Jack of All Trades (With Tom Morello)
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
The Promised Land
The Ghost of Tom Joad (With Tom Morello)
We Are Alive
Rocky Ground (With Michelle Moore)
Land of Hope and Dreams
The Harder They Come (With Jimmy Cliff)
Time Will Tell (Jimmy Cliff cover) (With Jimmy Cliff)
Many Rivers to Cross (Jimmy Cliff cover) (With Jimmy Cliff)
We've Gotta Get Out of This Place (The Animals cover) (With Eric Burdon)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie cover) (with Joe Ely, Arcade Fire, and others)