the boss

Last night I was given TIFF tix to what I thought was the much-anticipated The Promise The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, but what turned out to be a conversation with Bruce Springsteen himself and Edward Norton. Not sure I have to see the movie now after two hours of discussion, but I do have a newfound appreciation for the Boss. He's  done a lot of living (you can hear it in his voice) and he's smart, super hot (I know!) and really a true artist. He talked about his life as a musician, his inspiration and lessons learned, I feel like I really know a lot about him now.

We sat beside two guys from New Jersey who had been up all night waiting to get into this conversation, they have seen Springsteen in concert 250 and 300 times each and couldn't get enough of the live chat. I kind of felt bad sitting in my seat knowing that there was probably a mega fan left outside because the seats were full. The conversation was held in the new TIFF Bell Lightbox building (amaze!) it feels like the future inside. Nice work Toronto.

I'll leave you with one of my fave Springsteen songs (pure '80s!). Have a good day!

September 15, 2010 — Alanna Banks