Springsteen plays through the rain in Dallas

Posted 10:57pm on Sunday, Apr. 06, 2014

A steady rain and cold temperatures couldn’t keep Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from closing out the March Madness Music Festival on Sunday at Dallas’ Reunion Park.

Springsteen and his band, kicking off their current tour, tore through hits new and old for nearly three hours for a damp, chilled but appreciative crowd. He waded into the audience again and again, often bringing fans onstage to sing alongside him.

Earlier in the day, Fort Worth resident Pat Green and pop-rockers fun. did their best in miserable conditions to entertain a crowd that never truly grew until very near the start of Springsteen’s set. At one point, fun. frontman Nate Ruess looked skyward and yelled “Is that all you’ve got?” At which point it began to rain harder.

Final attendance figures for Sunday and the entire weekend were not immediately available, but the weather almost certainly kept the crowd down — the festival never reached capacity Sunday, despite concerns that it would.

Preston Jones, 817-390-7713 Twitter: @prestonjones

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