This Weekend: Springsteen and Soccer

Baltimore is the place to be this weekend.

As followers of this blog know, we have tickets to the next to the last show on Springsteen’s “Working on Dream” tour. Bruce has not played Baltimore in thirty-six years. It should be a great show. Last night in Milwaukee the band broke out “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”(for the first time on the tour?) and, by all reports, on Friday night in Baltimore they will play the entire Born to Run album for the eighth time on the tour.

And as long as we are in Baltimore for the weekend, we will probably roll out of bed on Saturday morning and head over, ears ringing from the night before, to Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University to watch the NCAA Division III women’s soccer “Sweet Sixteen” matchup between Otterbein College and #1 ranked Messiah College. We have jumped on the Messiah women’s soccer bandwagon over the course of the last several weeks. This past Sunday night we were there (in the midst of a relatively small crowd) to see Messiah defeat Endicott College 1-0 in what turned out to be a real thriller. Two wins this weekend will send the defending national champs back to the Final Four.

By the way, the Messiah College field hockey team plays in the NCAA Division III Final Four this weekend at Mt. Holyoke College and the men’s soccer team play in the Sweet Sixteen at home. Pretty impressive, huh.