Bruce Springsteen Chicago Stop #TheRiverTour2016 #BruceSpringsteen

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Thank you to our fellow fan Lisa:
“So funny! this is the only pic I took yesterday in Chicago, I get so revved up that I don’t take any of myself. My cousin( in the middle) is a Chicago Fire Chief and works at the United Center too. He said he looked over at me from his post throughout the night and couldn’t believe I danced to 3.5 hours. Asked me if I was trying to break a hip, LOL. I can only do that for Bruce!”
Lisa

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Right there with me #BruceSpringsteen #SecretGarden

sam

I’ve been listening to Bruce for almost twenty years, but my closer encounter with him happened over three years and half ago. In April I received a bad diagnosis regarding one of my kidneys, and in June I had to undergo surgery. I had my family and friends with me, but Bruce music was my real medicine. I’ve lost my parents, and those two months between the biopsy and the operation were a real ordeal for me, but he was right there with me. There was a Bruce show eight days before my surgery, I’ll never forget that evening in the deluge, that passion and happiness, and at the same time a sense of calm and rebirth.

A year passed, and I went to Freehold with a thank-you letter I wrote for Bruce,  a friend of mine suggested a bar he’s often seen hanging out at while he’s home, and I left it there for him. I hope that someday, sooner or later, he’ll get that message, and my thank you. I survived because I was not alone, because he was there for me. My favourite song is Racing in the Street, but when I think about that period I often listen to Secret garden, my secret garden, that now I’m sharing with you.

Peace and love to you all.

Sam