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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Bruce Springsteen at Verizon Center: Start time, lottery details

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band visit Verizon Center on Sunday. (Linda Davidson/TWP)
Every time Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band come to town, it’s a highlight of the year’s concert calendar. Sunday’s show at Verizon Center is the Boss’s first visit to D.C. since 2009, and it has been sold-out since just after tickets went on sale a few months ago.

Some information for those lucky enough to have tickets:

●Doors open at 6 p.m.

●There is no opening act. Bruuuuuuuce should hit the stage around 8 p.m.

●If you have a general admission ticket (and only if you have a general admission ticket), you are eligible to take place in a lottery that can place you in the area on the floor closest to the stage. Close enough that you might even get a hand on Bruuuuuuce when he inevitably jumps into the front rows for some crowdsurfing. The lottery rules and procedures are much more complicated than Mega Millions, but everything is explained pretty well. Basically — show up at 4 p.m., get a wristband and hope for the best.

●Use the restroom before the show starts, because you know Bruce goes long. Our own Brandon Weigel made the trek up I-95 for Thursday’s show in Philadelphia and reports:

It's Springsteen. In Philly. Seemed like half of Jersey was there for the party, including a live-tweeting Gov. Chris Christie, and The Boss, as he always does, delivered in a big way with an energetic, emotionally powerful three-hour set of fan favorites, rarities and new material from this year’s “Wrecking Ball.”

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