From the Boston Herald:
Shortly before the show began Sen. John Kerry took his seat to a big round of applause from the sold-out crowd.
While this splendid evening of music was not about politics, the presence of the former presidential hopeful - for whom the rocker campaigned - lent a palpable heft to Springsteen's later editorializing on the policies of President George W. Bush.
Some of his more piquant comments included admonitions for the president regarding his immigration policies prior to "Matamoros Banks," the aching tale of one who didn't make it across the border, and musings on the president's agnosticism on the matter of evolution.
"In New Jersey, we believe in evolution. It's our only hope,'' Springsteen quipped, before launching into the galloping "Part Man, Part Monkey."
From the Boston Globe:
Springsteen's intimate two-plus-hour set was filled with anecdotes and memories, reflections on the mysteries of parenting and songwriting, and more than a few political comments -- one in particular involving a certain windsurfing incident in honor of audience member John Kerry, whose entrance earned the evening's first standing ovation.
Also in the news in Boston…
Senator JOHN KERRY will once again ride his bike 90-plus miles from the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston to Hyannisport today. Fellow riders report that Kerry, a ride regular, is an awesome athlete who finishes the sometimes arduous course in good time. The Hyannisport Challenge, founded by TONY SHRIVER -- EUNICE and Sargent's son -- benefits Best Buddies, an organization that helps developmentally disabled youth.