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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

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shouldbeworking shouldbeworking 8 years
I just saw Arcade Fire on Randall Island. If you get the chance to see them, go!!
lawnwranglergirl lawnwranglergirl 8 years
Wow... just, wow. I saw Bruce in Philly at the beginning of the month and that was amazing in itself, but to have been there to see Arcade Fire play a pair of songs with him and the E Street Band? My brain just might have exploded from the awesomeness.
amybdk amybdk 8 years
i would crap my pants out of excitement!
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Way Cool! I would be more excited for Arcade Fire then Springsteen, lol.
mallomar mallomar 8 years
Haha love the guy at the end yelling "Yes, yesss, hollllyyyy sh*t" But seriously how cool would it have been to be there?!
ur_momm ur_momm 8 years
holyyyyyyyyyy shit. I live only about an hour and a half from Ottawa... wow if only... I am such a springsteen fan, not to mention an arcade fire fan!! im soooo jealous!!! great video quality!
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