Springsteen showed up in 'His Hometown' last night. Here's his birthday-week link and video roundup.
In another "surprise appearance" that probably surprised exactly nobody, Bruce Springsteen showed up last night at the opening of the "Springsteen: His Hometown" exhibit at the Monmouth County Historical Society in Freehold. He took in the exhibit -- which was curated by the historical society and the Bruce Springsteen Archives at Monmouth University -- and took the stage to play "Light of Day" with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers. Video by "Laura Outlaw" is above, and APP.com has the T (as the kids say).
The appearance came on the heels of a much-ballyhooed 70th birthday week for Bruce, which also happened to include the announcement of a soundtrack album to accompany the "Western Stars" movie due out Oct. 25.
And the hits just kept on coming in the form of commentary, news and tributes -- here's a post-birthday rundown:
Rolling Stone asks "Is This Bruce Springsteen’s Single Greatest Live Moment?" and the Darkness-era fans probably know which "this" they're referring to.
Yardbarker.com offers "The Ultimate Bruce Springsteen Mixtape." Is it really ultimate? You be the judge.
AZCentral.com relives "The Boss, the Arizona bartender and the day 30 years ago that changed everything." (Keep Kleenex handy.)
Forbes points out "You Don’t Have To Be No. 1 To Succeed In Your Career: Bruce Springsteen Wasn’t." Way to rub it in, Forbes.
Variety offers up "The Boss at 70: A Look Back at Bruce Springsteen’s Early Years."
The Washington Post explains "Why Bruce Springsteen is the soundtrack of the 2020 primary."
Also in the Post: "Through the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen: A photographic journey through America," featuring the work of Italian photographer Daria Addabbo.
And finally, it's not all about The Boss: Bruce and Patti were at Longines Global Champions in NYC Saturday, watching their equestrian daughter Jessica compete.