Bruce Springsteen Sets New Record for Longest U.S. Concert

The Boss crosses the four-hour mark with Philadelphia show

If attendees at Bruce Springsteen’s concert in Philadelphia on Wednesday seemed to be checking their watches a lot, there was good reason.

Springsteen and his E Street Band played the longest U.S. concert of their career at Citizens Bank Park in Philly on Wednesday, turning in a performance that wound up at the 4 hour, 4 minute mark, Billboard reports.

“Thanks @springsteen for all the pre-1975 gems last night in Philly from a fan since ’74,” wrote one concert-goer.

No doubt babysitters across Philadelphia were also cheering, as they racked up some overtime pay courtesy of The Boss.

The new record inched passed the group’s previous personal best, set little more than a week ago in East Rutherford, New Jersey. That concert, held at MetLife Stadium, weighed in at four hours.

Songs from Wednesday’s set included “Thundercrack” and “Rosalita,” according to fan accounts on Twitter.

But before Philly starts to feel special or anything, Wednesday’s marathon stage workout isn’t Springsteen’s longest concert on record — that honor would go to a 2012 show in Helsinki, Finland, which retained the crown for 4 hours and 6 minutes.

The group returns to the Citizens Bank Park stage for another show on Thursday. Assuming that the group ever left the Citizens Bank Park stage on Wednesday.

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