Bruce Springsteen has romanticized the Jersey Shore for over a half century since releasing Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in 1973.
The thought of summer weather, late nights, and a few cold drinks gives anyone who’s spent a summer vacation at the Jersey Shore a feeling of comfort and nostalgia about a place where they can leave their problems behind.
“The Boss” grew up in Freehold, New Jersey before gradually making a name for himself in Asbury Park and the surrounding area in North Jersey. His reputation as a hero of the common man developed partly because of his constant representation of his roots in the Garden State and references to easily identifiable places in the area.
The semi-autobiographies that Springsteen wrote turned into classics as he grew into the cultural icon we know today.
When Bruce Springsteen visits the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia in March and Citizens Bank Park in August, Shoobies, Bennys and Locals will flock to hear their heart songs and bond over the peace of mind that summer brings.