The day Bruce Springsteen rocked Leeds Roundhay Park

It was the summer day The Boss rocked Roundhay Park in front of 80,000 adoring fans.

Friday, 3rd July 2020, 12:28 pm
Were you among the crowd that day? PIC: Steve Riding
Were you among the crowd that day? PIC: Steve Riding

Bruce Springsteen performed on an open air stage in July 1985 which was quickly becoming the favoured venue for international superstars including Madonna, Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones. His three-and-a-half hour set ran over and he had no support act. Two giant video screens put up for those at the back meant all eyes could see. Enjoy these photos, taken by former YEP photographer Steve Riding, of the rock superstar on stage as well as the huge crowd which capture the spirit of the occasion. READ MORE: Relive the summer of 1987 when Genesis rocked Leeds Roundhay Park LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Some people tried to get in without paying, as a group of people tore down a section of eight-foot high corrugated fencing, to gatecrash.
These two fans get into the spirit of the occasion.

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It was a hot day and it was packed," recalled YEP snapper Steve Riding who covered the concert.
"I had to capture The Boss when he first came on stage and I just remember him singing those words: Born in the USA and the crowd just went wild. It was a great atmosphere," recalled Steve.
"It was quite a run round to the back to ensure the whole audience was pictured," recalled Steve. "It is a great memory from the many concerts I have photographed.
These two concert goers were proud to show opff their tickets for the gig. Do you still have yours?
The YEP archives show that the sell-out concert saw an alcohol ban and police at the time said the crowd was mainly well-behaved, apart from 20 arrests
The Boss performed in Leeds as part of his The Born in the U.S.A. Tour which included 18 European dates.
His set list also included Glory Days, Dancing In The Dark and Born To Run.
Share your memories of Bruce Springsteen performing at Roundhay Park in July 1985 with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN