Just like Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen is doing his best to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. He expressed his belief that New Jersey will rebound following the devastating storm during his concert at Penn State on Nov. 1.
Springsteen is a New Jersey native, and it was clear from his comments during the show that he was saddened by the destruction of Seaside Heights. But he thanked the police, firefighters and other first responders for their help during and after Sandy hit, and said he felt New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is “doing a fine job” taking care of citizens.
“We’re a band you can’t separate from the Jersey shore,” Springsteen told his fans, as reported by the Associated Press. “There’s just been terrible disruption all along the coast we grew up on.”
During the performance, Springsteen dedicated the song “My City of Ruins” to Ashbury Park, N.J. and to the other communities hit hard by the hurricane.
Later this evening, Springsteen will be performing alongside Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and Tina Fey at an NBC benefit concert that will raise money for the American Red Cross. The telethon will air at 8 p.m. ET and will be tape delayed for the west coast.