Bruce Springsteen - Bruce Springsteen Praises New Jersey's Response To Sandy
Bruce Springsteen has heaped praise on the emergency response teams who dealt with the chaos from superstorm Sandy in his native New Jersey this week (begs29Oct12).
The Boss admits he was left stunned when he saw the damage to America's East Coast caused by the post-tropical cyclone on Monday (29Oct12), but he is proud of the stoicism of residents who were affected by the bad weather.
Taking to the stage with his E Street Band at Pennsylvania State University's Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday evening (01Nov12), he told the crowd, "We're here tonight with a little sadness in our hearts because, as a band, you cannot separate us from the Jersey shore. We're still just a glorified bar band.
"It's hard to see all those businesses washed away by a storm (but) it'll be back."
According to website PennLive.com, Springsteen praised the emergency services and local law enforcement staff for their work, and credited Governor Chris Christie with "doing a fine job", before launching into a rendition of his song My City in Ruins.
The rocker is among the stars who will headline a telethon on Friday night (02Nov12) to raise money for U.S. residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.