TELL US: What Is Your Best Springsteen Concert Memory?

The Wrecking Ball Tour’s last Jersey dates are this weekend. Share your favorite memories of the Boss.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street will make their last Wrecking Ball Tour stop in New Jersey this weekend with performances at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Freehold knows Bruce better than most, and we bet you’ve got some great stories to share. Let us know about your favorite Springsteen concert. What was happening in your life at the time? What made it so special?

And if you have any photos of you and your family and friends at the Wrecking Ball Tour, upload them to this article.

Lifelong HdG Resident September 18, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Always wanted to see Bruce; crappy marriage, expensive divorce, single mom kept me preoccupied. In 06, met love of my life & he's come to the BRUCE side (the right side). In 09, diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer puts things in perspective; as Bruce says "it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive" Started bucket list; seeing Bruce was at the top & still on the top. Want to see them as many times as I can; touches my heart and my soul. He get's it; he writes what so many of us feel, want, and need. So after 2 surgeries & 7 weeks of treatment, got tickets to Baltimore show. It was a Friday night & weather was mild; perfect from start to finish.They played BTR -favorite album & song-She's the One. Energy was amazing; spiritual. When the lights came on for BTR it was pure magic. Other favorites were Santa Claus is Coming to Town & Jungeland. Glad that we saw them before Clarence passed. Two Philly concerts this year (29 Mar and 2 Sep). When they played Trapped my knees went weak. Ballpark show was cool; 4th row seats/right side of the stage; these vans pull up and out they come. I was feet away from Bruce/ESB. Mouth dropped in awe. Got pretty close to him on stage; should've reached out to touch him people pushing afraid I'd drop my phone (pic or touch/should've went with a little human touch). Had Jersey Girl friend Erika with us - she moved from Jersey to Maryland; we had a blast. Hope they come back to Baltimore or Philly. Happy early Birthday Bruce.
Harmon Skurnik September 18, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Been seeing Bruce in concert since 1975. My favorite memory was New Year's Eve 1980, at Nassau Coliseum - this is evidently a legendary show in the annals of Brucedom and it was amazing. We had nosebleed seats but during the first encore, we started sneaking down little by little, ended up on the floor and by the time he played Rosalita, we were in the FRONT ROW, STANDING on the seats, boogying with Bruce and the E Streeters. Amazing memory!
Jacklyn Corley September 19, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I'm loving these stories and the cool photos from Tina, Harmon and Colleen! Thanks, guys! Colleen, what was it like on stage?
Helene Zeigler October 09, 2012 at 05:42 AM
Sadly I lost 2 family members and C all in the space of 3 years. Son Zach (20) was killed by a drunk driver 5/18/08-John 5/18/11 and C 6/18/11( I KNOW). I raised 6 kids so not much time for Bruce, but after Zach I listened to Wreck on The Highway and left a comment- not like me but OK. Shortly after I received a tribute vid and it was placed on YT where it remains to this day. A year after Zach me and John got tickets all set to go to SS NY But couldnt find them day of concert I made John go anyway and they opened the box office after hearing my laments and praise for Bruce fans- In Nov we find John has lung cancer and he died same month day as Zach!But Bruce comes out with WB and this is my lp! Okay, I went to Albany very special there with debut of Janey. I wanted to go to Vernon Downs but funds had run out, and my two best buds had passed on- Bruce Funds offered but just then on FB a old friends says our com college has two free tickets! Gratitude fills my heart. Once there weeping in my scarf listening to City Of Ruins alone watching listening. After concert I go to look for scarf to no avail-doom my fav scarf gone, go to buy a pretzel for solace and gasp wallet gone! As soon as the gasp left my throat security comes up says someone turned it in! Money, credit cards there! Heart-stopping joy! Rune from Norway- summer 08 for tribute to Zach " If I should Fall Behind" Thanks Bruce funds for inspiring me to go, JCC for tickets , Bruce fans the best buds in the world!
Colleen Donovan Swenson November 05, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Total thrill.. Thank god the video is on utube so I can watch it over and over. Really felt like, " wow finally after all these years". Never did i dream it could happen. I thought being a volunteer at the superbowl halftime show with my best girlfriend from highschooll (the one I snuck out of school with to get tix for the Born in the USa tour, the one I drove to Asbury Park in the middle of the night in college with) was the highlight it just keeps getting better. Been listening and following Bruce since I was in the 7th grade. Lots of great memories 33 years later still listening and My girls are now Huuge fans. SO, to some it all up It's been alot of fun. Lots of great memories with great friends and family. NOt too mention the Bruce fans we have met along the way. Already looking forward to another tour in another couple years.


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