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Springsteen @ Fat City

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.

    

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