In 1984, I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. I packed up a backpack with more camera equipment and film than clothes and set off on a summer adventure, backpacking all thru Europe. I met some amazing people, some of whom are still in my life today. I gave my brother, Stu, specific instructions when I left: "Bruce Springsteen tickets for the Meadowlands and Philadelphia will be going on sale-you have to get me tickets for every night."
I called home from Rome and Stu said "I have good news and bad news, which do you want first?" I said "the good news." He replied, "Bruce is playing 10 nights at the Meadowlands but I got you tickets for one night n Philly." I told him..."I'm coming home."
I sped up my trip and made a quick detour to Scandinavia to see where my new friend, Morten Rank was from (I had met and traveled for 2 weeks with Morten before he headed to Greece.)
I arrived home in New Jersey and went to the Meadowlands and managed to get tickets for all 10 shows.
Bruce Springsteen went deep into my vaults and chose one of my never seen before photos I took of him when I was 22 years old for his latest live CD and digital download of the August 5, 1984 concert at the then Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. This photo doesn't even appear in my book, "Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012" which was published in 2013.
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