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You are now at the outskirts of Bosstown but I can't let you leave town
without some quotes from "The Boss" that give you more insight in this great Artist and Person

When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me and the other was my guitar. We had this grate, like the heat was supposed to come through, except it wasn't hooked up to any of the heating ducts; it was just open straight down to the kitchen, and there was a gas stove right underneath it. When I used to start playing, my pop used to turn on the gas jets and try to smoke me out of the room. And I had to go hide out on the roof or something. 1983
I was dead until I was 13. I didn't have any way of getting my feelings out. Then I found this thing. I was a drummer, but I wasn't working enough to buy a set of drums. So I bought a guitar. 1978
Rock 'n' roll, man, it changed my life. It was like The Voice of America, the real America coming into your home. It was the liberating thing, the out. Once I found the guitar, I had the key to the highway. 1978
You look around, you see people in the street dug in. You know they're already six feet under, people with nothing to lose and full of poison. I try to write about the other choice they've got. 1978
Among those 100 [fans] there's at least one for whom you're a hero. He saved money to see you. I just started to talk to people [during concerts] because it seemed like a normal thing to do. I always see the audience as a person. I imagine that I am talking to them one-to-one. It is why I picked the guitar up. The talking is just something that kind of came up. That's what I did, I played for that guy.
I think the one feeling that's most unique to this job, the best part of the whole thing, is meeting someone like this guy the other night who had been on a bus 10 hours. He's 21 years old and he just grabs hold of me. We're in a room crowded with people. He's crying and he doesn't care. He says, "It's my birthday", and I ask, "How old are you?" He says, "I'm 21, and this is the most important thing in my life". And you know they're not kidding when they say that, because you look in their faces and they're so full of emotion.
He's older and wiser but he never strays from his basic values. He cares as much, more, about the losers than the winners. He's so unlike everything you think a real successful rock star would be. Roy Bittan, E Street Band pianist,

I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He's the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I've ever seen. I like to be around people like that. Max Weinberg, E Street Band drummer

When I saw this guy I knew there was something special about him. I knew that he had what it takes. It was what I was looking for. Clarence Clemons, E Street Band saxophonist

He's so good, you really want to hit him now and again. He'd come to rehearsal and he'd write five songs in a day, and he'd do that all the time, whenever he felt like it. Litte Steven

The first time I saw Bruce he was opening up for Jethro Tull, before he had a record deal. I went to see Bruce because I was singing in that area with different bands and I wanted to get in a good rock band and he had the best rock band. Patti Scialfa

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