By Annie Reuter
Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi took the stage outside Philadelphia’s Independence Mall Monday evening (Nov. 7) to show their support for Hillary Clinton. While Springsteen played an acoustic set of “Thunder Road” “Long Walk Home” and “Dancing in the Dark,” he also praised the Democratic presidential candidate.
“The choice tomorrow couldn’t be any clearer,” he said mid-performance. “Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation and an actual vision of America where everyone counts. Hillary sees an America where the issue of income distribution should be at the forefront of our national conversation. She sees an America where an issue of immigration reform is dealt with realistically and compassionately.”
Earlier in the evening, Bon Jovi took the stage for a four-song set of “Who Says you Can’t go Home,” “Someday I’ll be Saturday Night,” “Livin’ on a Prayer” and a cover of The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun”
“Philadelphia, we have been through a lot together,” Bon Jovi said. Then he read a letter from Philadelphia resident, Dan Box, who is a Republican voting for Clinton. “I’m a Republican. I’m a gun owner. I’m a Catholic. And I’m with her.”
Former President Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama — all of whom made speeches at the event — watched the performance from the sidelines.
Check out Springsteen’s full set below: