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'The end of old school': 5 takeaways from Bruce Springsteen's Thursday show at the Sports Arena

'The end of old school': 5 takeaways from Bruce Springsteen's Thursday show at the Sports Arena

“The end of old school.”

That’s how Bruce Springsteen described the imminent demise of his beloved Los Angeles Sports Arena, where Thursday night he played the second of three concerts to close the place down before it’s demolished to make way for a new soccer stadium.

Given the little chuckle with which he said it, Springsteen was clearly also poking a bit of fun at himself — or at the idea, anyway, that at age 66, he embodies a rock ’n’ roll tradition that may die when he does.

But if Thursday’s show was supposed to be a funeral, it sure didn’t feel like one, as Springsteen and his E...

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