I applied for and was accepted to be a guest DJ on Sirius E Street Radio! This was such an honor I can't even begin to express. I had a very hard time deciding which stories to tell. And a couple of the ones I chose didn't not make it into the final cut. Here's the final version. If you don't want to listen to the music (I have no idea WHY you would want to skip that!) but the stories I tell are at the following time stamps:
Story #1 (0-1:50 Hiding out in the bathroom at Big Man's West, see pics below)
Story #2 (18:00 Meeting Bruce at the Fast Lane, see pic below)
Story #3 (37:35 The Springsteen Concert connection)
These are the pics from the opening night party at Big Man's West in Red Bank, NJ [taken with a 110 camera!] Absolutely worth waiting in the bathroom for 4 hours!
The pic below is from the very first time I met Bruce in Person...at The Fast Lane in Asbury Park...when I asked him for a KISS!!!
I have three life-long passions, and Bruce Springsteen is at the top of that list. I grew up in Freehold too, and I felt a connection as soon as I heard Born to Run at my friend Carol's house, when I was around 14. His music touched me. I've been to over 50 live shows, and have seen him play in bars, at the Jersey Shore.