Check out Luke Hill’s reportoing on Bruce Springsteen at dotCommonweal. A few pieces:
Much of the audience at a typical Bruce Springsteen concert looks like the folks you might see at the 11:00 Sunday Mass in suburban parishes across the country. (In some cases, they are the same people.) There’s one notable difference: the people at Springsteen’s shows sing. They sing song after song—knowing every word, catching the slightest tempo change, reasonably in tune and definitely in full voice.
Hey! But I concede my parish doesn’t have a typical 11AM Sunday Mass.
You may need (at age 62!) to give 3 1/2 hour concerts—comforting, challenging and inspiring your audience with songs old and new.
I guess most all of our Easter Vigils have some catching up to do. Not just in the 210-minute department.