Springsteen at the Tony Awards: My Hometown

I heard this live when I saw “Springsteen on Broadway,” but for some reason it hit me a lot harder this time.  Springsteen describes so much of my childhood growing up in northern New Jersey as part of a working-class immigrant family–Italian Catholic on my father’s side, Slovakian Catholic on the other side.

This makes me want to sit down with Bruce and ask him how he raised kids who experienced none of this history.

One thought on “Springsteen at the Tony Awards: My Hometown

  1. Wow, I see what you mean. A soulful remembrance of his very particular experiences. As a city boy from Akron, Ohio, I relate deeply with similar memories so wonderfully captured by Springsteen.


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