On Monday night, just hours before polls open on Election Day, Bruce Springsteen performed a set in front of tens of thousands of people at the last and largest Hillary Clinton rally.
Outside historic Independence Hall in Philadelphia, The Boss played a solo acoustic set featuring amazing renditions of ‘Thunder Road,’ ‘Dancing in the Dark,’ and ‘Long Walk home,’ before an all-star Democratic cast appeared to make a final pitch to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton.
During the performance, Springsteen also took time to speak to the Pennsylvania crowd — a key group to a Democratic victory — about why he was casting his vote for the Democratic nominee:
“The choice tomorrow couldn’t be any clearer. Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation and of an actual vision of America where everyone counts. Men and women, white and black, Hispanic and native. Where folks of all faiths and backgrounds can come together to address our problems in a reasonable and thoughtful way. That vision of America is essential to sustain, no matter how difficult its realization.”
The rock and roll legend also ripped into the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump:
“This is a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself, who has the profound lack of decency that would allow him to prioritize his own interests and ego before American democracy itself. Somebody who would be willing to damage our long-cherished and admired system rather than look to himself for the reasons behind his own epic failure. And that’s unforgivable. Tomorrow, those ideas and that campaign is going down.”
Springsteen concluded with a plea to the crowd:
“Let’s all do our part so we can look back on 2016 and say we stood with Hillary Clinton on the right side of history. That’s why I’m standing here with you tonight, for the dream of a better America.”