40 Years Later, Reitman Reflects on the Springsteen 'Bomb Scare' Concert

Oct 2, 2015

Bruce Springsteen has performed quite a few concerts in Milwaukee over the years, but none of them quite compare to his first.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of that show at the old Uptown Theater, a show that became known as the “bomb scare” concert. 

There are lots of Milwaukeeans who still remember that show, but none that had the view of our own Bob Reitman, who was the stage emcee for the "greatest rock and roll show (he had) ever seen."

Reitman hosts It’s Alright Ma, It’s Only Music Thursday nights on WUWM.  There’s a celebration of sorts planned for Friday evening at Shank Hall, featuring live music by several Milwaukee musicians.