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Arcade Fire and Springsteen Cover Each Other in Canada



Imagine you're a fan of the Arcade Fire. Now, imagine you're also a fan of Bruce Springsteen. You also happen to be Canadian, and you've got tickets to see The Boss in Ottawa. What do you do when, midway through the encore, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne show up on stage for renditions of Springsteen's "State Trooper" and the Arcade Fire's "Keep the Car Running"?

Apparently, the answer is: You scream like crazy, you jump around, and — lucky for the rest of us — you also manage to keep your composure enough to shoot a couple of relatively high-quality videos of the musical numbers in question.

If I could pick any two Springsteen or Arcade Fire songs to hear the musicians perform together, I think these would be the two; "Keep the Car Running," off Neon Bible, is probably the Springsteen-iest Arcade Fire song, and the Canadians have been known to cover "State Trooper" in the past. I'm totally jealous of everyone who was there — but thank goodness for Internet video, huh? To check out both performances, just read more

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