Chris Christie is Finally in Bruce Springsteen's Glory

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We take care of our own

Wherever this flag's flown

We take care of our own


                        - "We Take Care of Our Own"

The boarded up windows

The hustlers and thieves

While my brother's down on his knees

My city of ruins, My city of ruins

Come on rise up! Come on rise up!


                        - "My City of Ruins"

Last night, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played their first Halloween night concert in 20 years, in Rochester, NY. Both these songs above were in the set list, as the band had New Jersey, and its shore towns on their minds. Springsteen:

"We wish you a happy Halloween, but we are a rock 'n' roll band form the Jersey Shore, and tonight we carry a lot of sadness in our hearts. This was originally a song about my adopted hometown struggling to get on its feet - it struggled for 25 years, a quarter century, while we watched for Asbury to come back. And we are very proud to say over the past decade, it has risen up and flourished in a way I wasn't ever sure I'd see in my lifetime. And it will do so again!"

"We're a band that you can't separate from the Jersey shore - still basically a glorified bar band... at your service! So we're gonna do this tonight from our hometown to your hometown. We'll send this out to all the people working down there: the police officers, the firemen, and also to the Governor, who has done such a hard job this past week."

Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert: Springsteen headlines a televised benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Joining Springsteen will be Jon Bon Jovi (of Monmouth County), Sting (who lives in NYC), Christina Aguilera (of PA) and Billy Joel (Long Island). The show will be seen 8pm EST on multiple networks and on line. Many of us in New Jersey won't be able to watch that, with power, cable, or internet still out for many of us. But we're who the show is for; proceeds go to the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy effort.  

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