Dries Buytaert

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the dark

Ah, The Boss. The line "You can't start a fire without a spark" from Dancing in the dark is one of the most important sentences in my life. The best things in life come from passion. I enjoy nothing more than watching passion, as well as helping to create and direct passion. That is why I like this video so much — not only do the lyrics nail it, Bruce's performance is also living proof of it.

I only saw Bruce Springsteen once. A number of years ago my dad took me to a Bruce Springsteen concert — it's been the only rock concert I've ever been to with my dad, making it a special experience on its own. The concert itself was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen — the level of sustained energy and joy was simply incredible.

For all these reasons, watching the video above makes me start my day with a smile. I'm one lucky bastard.

— Dries Buytaert

Dries Buytaert is an Open Source advocate and technology executive. More than 10,000 people are subscribed to his blog. Sign up to have new posts emailed to you or subscribe using RSS.