Bruce Springsteen performed a three-song set Monday night outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall at a rally in support of Hillary Clinton, who campaigned in the swing state on Election Day eve alongside Barack Obama.
The rocker’s solo acoustic set featured riveting renditions of his “Thunder Road,” “Dancing in the Dark” and “Long Walk Home” off 2007’s Magic.
During the performance, he spoke to the Pennsylvania crowd about why he was voting for Clinton on Election Day.
“The choice tomorrow couldn’t be any clearer. Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation and of an actual vision of America where everyone counts,” Springsteen said. “Men and women, white and black, Hispanic and native. Where folks of all faiths and backgrounds can come together to address our problems in a reasonable and thoughtful way. That vision of America is essential to sustain, no matter how difficult its realization.”
Springsteen also took some time to address Clinton’s opponent Donald Trump, who the rocker has previously called “a moron.”
“This is a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself, who has the profound lack of decency that would allow him to prioritize his own interests and ego before American democracy itself,” Springsteen said. “Somebody who would be willing to damage our long-cherished and admired system rather than look to himself for the reasons behind his own epic failure. And that’s unforgivable. Tomorrow, those ideas and that campaign is going down.”
Springsteen concluded, “Let’s all do our part so we can look back on 2016 and say we stood with Hillary Clinton on the right side of history. That’s why I’m standing here with you tonight, for the dream of a better America.”