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Bruce Springsteen Ends Isle of Wight Set with ‘Twist and Shout’

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Bruce Springsteen closed out this year’s Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday (June 24) with a typically generous three-hour set that ended with a cover of the rock standard ‘Twist and Shout.’

Joking with the crowd about the weather (“It looked bad on TV … I didn’t bring my wellies, I think I left them at Glastonbury”), Springsteen kicked things off with ‘Badlands,’ the first number on a 25-song set list that included songs from throughout his career (as well as a solid chunk of his latest album, ‘Wrecking Ball‘).

We’ve noted his willingness to interact with the crowd during this latest tour, and Springsteen’s Isle of Wight performance was no exception; as the NME reports, he borrowed a couple of hats from women in the audience — and pulled one on stage to dance with him during ‘Dancing in the Dark.’ He also took time out for a few serious moments, leading off ‘Jack of All Trades’ by telling the audience, “There are hard times at home in the US and there are hard times here too.”

Nearing the home stretch in his set with ‘Born in the USA,’ ‘Born to Run,’ and ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,’ Springsteen told the crowd he was “gonna leave you with a folk song,” then launched into ‘Twist and Shout,’ a hit for the Beatles and the Isley Brothers (and a song the Who covered on their own ‘Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970′ album). Take a look at the complete set list, and watch the band’s take on ‘Twist and Shout,’ embedded below:

Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform ‘Twist and Shout’

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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Isle of Wight Setlist:

‘No Surrender’
‘We Take Care Of Our Own’
‘Wrecking Ball’
‘Death To My Hometown’
‘My City Of Ruins’
‘Spirit In The Night’
‘Lonesome Day’
‘Jack Of All Trades’
‘Atlantic City’
‘Because The Night’
‘Working On The Highway’
‘Shackled And Drawn’
‘Waiting On A Sunny Day’
‘The River’
‘The Rising’
‘Out In The Street’
‘Land Of Hope And Dreams’
‘We Are Alive’
‘Born In The USA’
‘Born To Run’
‘Glory Days’
‘Dancing In The Dark’
‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out’
‘Twist And Shout’

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