Christie Weeps At Conversation With Springsteen
The complicated “relationship” between Governor Chris Chris Christie and his musical idol Bruce Springsteen has taken another strange turn as the two meet and share a phone conversation.
Christie is a longtime fan of the Boss, having attended over 120 Springtseen concerts in his life. He has used his songs at political rallies and invited him to play in Atlantic City to help revive the city.
While both share a passion for New Jersey, they do not share the same political beliefs as Christie is a conservative Republican and until Hurricane Sandy, Mitt Romney’s most vocal supporter.
However, Springsteen is a liberal Democrat and has been campaigning for President Obama in the closing days of the campaign.
Sandy brought together Christie and Obama in the cleanup effort following Sandy and has now brought Christie and Springsteen to speaking terms.
The Bergen Record reports Christie and his family spoke to Springtseen backstage at NBC’s Sandy relief concert on Friday. “We hugged,” Christie told a crowd in Monmouth County “Yeah, we hugged and he told me it’s official – we’re friends.”
The pair had a longer conversation in a surprise phone call on Monday.
Accoridng to the Hollywood Reporter, when Christie had the daily phone conversation they’ve had since Sandy, Obama told the Governor he had someone with him who wanted to talk to him. ‘Governor, this is Bruce,” said Springsteen to Christie, and the pair had their first conversation.
According to the Bergen Record, Springsteen told Christie he will be more involved with Sandy relief efforts once he has a break in his current tour. So I’m looking forward to spending some more time with him as we go forward,” said Christie.
Christie says he wept at home after meeting his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week.
Springsteen last week during a concert at Penn State threw props the Governor’s way, saying he was “doing a fine job” of taking care of the citizens of New Jersey.
The Associated Press contributed to this story