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Bruce Springsteen's four-hour finale at the L.A. Sports Arena: A fitting ending to 'The Dump That Jumps'

Bruce Springsteen's four-hour finale at the L.A. Sports Arena: A fitting ending to 'The Dump That Jumps'

Bruce Springsteen looked out on Saturday's sold-out crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. They were all witnesses for the last show to be performed there. "This is it!" he shouted. "They're expecting us to tear it down tonight."

The 56-year-old arena will indeed be torn down to make way for a soccer stadium in Exposition Park. But for one last night, the place that Springsteen nicknamed "The Dump That Jumps" lived up to its unofficial title.

As the four-hour concert neared its end, Springsteen dedicated his song "Wrecking Ball" to the facility. It was more than a rousing rock song. It marked the end of an era when the Sports...

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