I had the opportunity on September 2nd to walk through the “From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen” exhibit hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. As a person who enjoys the music of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, I would describe the exhibit as nothing less than spectacular. I have to say, however, the exhibit also unexpectedly satisfied my craving for anything to do with Seaside Heights history. While walking past an exhibit of some old concert posters I came across an original cardboard style poster for Bruce’s three shows at Fat City in Seaside Heights during the summer of 1973. Unfortunately, I was not permitted to take photos inside the exhibit, but I recently found the image that is pasted below (the one with the Bruce photo) of a similar poster for the Fat City shows. The other images include two newspaper ads for the shows and a concert ticket. You will note a discrepancy concerning the location of Fat City. One item states that the bar was located on Sumner Ave. & the Boulevard (the correct location) while another item incorrectly states Hamilton Ave. & the Boulevard. If you are a Bruce Springsteen fan I encourage you to check out a website named Brucebase ( https://brucebase.wikispaces.com/). These images and many more are hosted there. Note: The Seaside Heights shows occurred during the summer following release of “Greetings From Asbury Park” and a few months before “The Wild, the Innocent, & the E Street Shuffle” was released.
Springsteen @ Fat City