In case you didn't know, there is a Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music housed at Monmouth University in Jersey. The center is announcing a new collaboration with Freehold, NJ, which as we know is The Boss's hometown. Springsteen was in attendance on Tuesday for the ceremony.
At it, he spoke, saying, with a laugh, "Everything I learned of deep importance, I learned in this town. You learn most of what makes you who you are by the time you are 12, maybe; maybe your teen years. I had all the usual joy and heartbreak of growing up in a small town like this, and of course the minute the opportunity arose — I got the h*ll out."
The Freehold Fire Department building will be renovated to house the archive. “That’s the coolest building in town,” Springstreen shared. “I sat three blocks from here and came up with a few songs and things that I liked and the idea that 50 years later anybody was going to be interested in them at all, I mean what are the odds, folks? They are very small.”