I am a long time Springsteen fan. I have seen 103 Bruce Springsteen concerts. By profession I am filmmaker and photographer and what started out as a hobby (taking some videos at Bruce's shows) ended up in many fantastic full show multicam mix videos. Springsteen fans from all over the world send me their videos to edit them and friends of mine and people I don't know in person started filming because they saw my films and wanted to be a part of it and take it to a new level. Many of my videos are regarded by Springsteen fans around the world as more fun to watch than pro-shots, not just because of the unique point of view that my videos offer. I know Bruce and his band watch my videos, too. This makes me proud and happy.


Brad Serling (nugs.net) was interviewed regarding Bruce's future plans to release all future shows as audio downloads and release some shows from the archive, too. This meant a huge step in Bruce’s release policy to all fans. How did it happen? Here's what Serling said in the interview:
"The one question that we had," Serling offers, speaking for many fans, "was why now? We spoke to you five years ago. What changed? It was Bruce looking at YouTube and seeing fan-generated content from his recent shows, as well as archival stuff. And he was like, 'We can do better than this. We own the masters!' What's great is, he wasn't saying, 'Fuck those guys. Take that stuff down. Screw YouTube.' It was, 'If this is happening, we should be doing it officially.'"

Looks like my videos were part of the inspiration! Though, I haven’t seen a better official video yet than my edits from the Wrecking ball/High hopes or River 2016 tour but maybe they are working on something? The important thing is the audio gets released! A fantastic video we can achieve but the one thing we can’t do ourselves is audio recordings that do Bruce's concerts justice. With 4k cameras like the TZ101 and many friends and Bruce fans around the world sending me their videos and the great audio from live.brucespringsteen.net I can now create even greater films! Good times !!!

Oh, another fun thing was to see that they let Thom Zimny make a video (“Don’t change”) featuring fan-shot footage. Must have been their way of saying "hi".

All shows since 2014 and selected shows from the past are released as audio downloads (mp3, FLAC, high-res FLACs) and CD via live.brucespringsteen.net
Go and buy them! Support what fans have been waiting for and praying for since ages!
I take it for granted that you don't just watch my videos but also buy the official audio releases!

© 2016 by Oliver Krings

Some of my photos...