Magic In The Asbury Park Night


Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny

After a really long, busy day today, as I was walking Bojangles this evening, something made me remember the day.

Three years ago tonight, there was some magic in the New Jersey night.

I was fortunate to be in the pit for this event. Pretty much didn’t move much more than 20 feet in either direction for the whole show – didn’t want give up my spot, didn’t want to miss something.

This isn’t the greatest shot in rock ‘n roll history, but it’s pretty special to me: I got Little Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny all in one frame.

They kept moving around the stage, but I was hoping for this to happy. These are three of the heaviest heavy weights it he Asbury Park music scene history. Not sure how many more times they’ll be on stage together.

The other interesting thing is that Bruce is playing a Gibson guitar here. I never found out whose it was – Bruce is a Fender guy. This little point, too, make this photo special.

Finally, Southside only stayed around for three songs, then left. I didn’t know it at the time, but the window to get this shot was pretty narrow.

I look through the rest of the “contact sheet” tonight – a couple of other frame have them in the same frame, but they aren’t really good.

And, again, this isn’t a great shot.

But, it’s a moment in time. A spot. A fixture.

A beautiful, magic memory in Asbury Park.


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