Bruce Springsteen Believes in the Power of Home
“Jersey Strong” has been an anthem of New Jersey for as long as I can remember but last year on October 25 it took on a whole new meaning
It’s hard to believe that it has only been a few months since Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast causing historic devastation and heartbreak.
This year many from the music and entertainment industry dropped what they were doing and came to aid Sandy victims by donating money and hosting benefit concerts. Bruce Springsteen was one of the many who led this amazing charge. It is ironic that his hit song “We Take Care of Our Own” is up for a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance because that it exactly what he has done over the past few months in wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Aside from singing his heart out at the 12.12.12. Concert Bruce incorporated songs like “Death to My Hometown,” “Atlantic City,” a heart-wrenching rendition of “My City of Ruins” and “Jersey Girl” into his Wrecking Ball Tour set list as a very obvious gesture to those hurting in his home state. (Spinner.Com)
They say music heals the soul and while it can’t replace the things that Sandy took away it was clear fans appreciated the gift that Bruce gave them. At his shows his fans held up signs referencing damage to their homes and communities.
“Greetings from Belmar, N.J. Sandy left my city in ruins,” read one sign.
“Jersey strong,” read another sign. (HuffPost)
It is evident Springsteen truly believes in the power of home as the ideas of home and community are at the core of many of his songs. Bruce affirmed his already obvious love for his community by lending a helping hand as a performer and most importantly a neighbor. We look forward to seeing him and many others who have come to the aid of Sandy victims during the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 10th.