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Detroit, 1942

AUBURN HILLS, Mi.----The last time Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the Palace of Auburn Hills in 2009 Springsteen made national news with the shout out:

Springsteen returned Thursday night to perform before 16,000 fans in Auburn Hills, a Cadillac of suburbs which is about half way between Flint and Detroit.
It is between a rock and a hard place.

I drove to Detroit from Chicago. I forked over $100 for a nice seat, caught the full tilt 3 1/2 hour no-intermission set where I sat next to Cubs fans from Oak Park, Ill. bought a large cup of Tim Horton's coffee and was home by 4:30 this morning.
It was worth it........

Dave Hoekstra

Dave Hoekstra has been a Chicago Sun-Times staff writer since 1985. His collection of Sun-Times travel columns, "Ticket To Everywhere," was published in 2000 by Lake Claremont Press. He was lead writer for "Farm Aid: Song for America" (Rodale Press, 2005) which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Willie Nelson inspired effort.
He won a 1987 Chicago Newspaper Guild Stick O-Type Award for Column Writing. Hoekstra wrote and co-proudced the WTTW-Channel 11 PBS special: "The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement," nominated for a 2001-02 Chicago Emmy for a documentary program/cultural significance.
He lives in Chicago.


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