Bruce Springsteen is the boss of the live performance for those who have come to see him at the RDS in Dublin.

At least sixty five thousand people graced the grassy plains of County Meath to see him in action. Three years later, he's back in Ireland but this time at the RDS.

In 1985 Bruce Springsteen played to the biggest crowd of his career at Slane Castle in County Meath. Three years later, he's back in Ireland to play a concert at the RDS in Dublin where fans paid at least £18.50 a ticket to see The Boss.

I went to Slane a curious onlooker. I came back a devoted fan.

U2 suck compared to him.

He's the tops. There's nobody else really.

Bruce Springsteen is in Dublin to promote his 'Tunnel of Love' album, his first tour since the 1985 'Born in the USA Tour'. 


An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 July 1988. The reporter is Maggie O'Kane.