Bruce Springsteen

A Live Multimedia Presentation by Pop Culture Historian Arlen Schumer

On September 19th, 1978 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performed what many fans and critics consider their greatest single show, at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. Why this particular show? Why does it stand out from not only all the other amazing Darkness on the Edge of Town tour performances, but from Bruce's entire performing career? There are many reasons--and that's what Arlen Schumer’s multimedia presentation, Sprit in the Night, is all about.

Schumer, a pop culture historian and writer/designer of coffeetable books like The Silver Age of Comic Book Art and Visions from The Twilight Zone, was in the 6th row of the landmark show, and the art director of Thunder Road magazine, the first Springsteen fan publication. He’s written about the show over the years for various books and publications like Backstreets (the Springsteen publication since 1980), and has now put together a multimedia presentation that recreates the legendary concert in words, images, music and video excerpts from the show itself.

So whether you know (or like) Springsteen’s music, or not—whether you’ve seen him in concert a hundred times, or never—you’ll look, listen and learn about Bruce Springsteen in a way you never have before!

Arlen Schumer was Art Director of the first Springsteen magazine, Thunder Road (1978-82); created illustrations associated with the legendary '78 concert at the Capitol Theater, Passaic, N.J.; is a longtime contributor to Backstreets magazine; guest-DJ'ed on SiriusXM's E Street Radio; wrote & narrated the radio show Bruce Springsteen's Unllucky 13: Greatest Hits You've Never Heard.  Posters of Arlen’s Springsteen ’78 images can be purchased here.