Well then you don't know much about Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder who are/is influenced by Bruce and his music, whom is a fellow New Jerseyan. Eddie's first show in Chicago was Bruce. Eddie does a lot of Bruce covers as well. I'm 25 and know it. There's no reason not to if you are a) a Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder fan and b) FROM New Jersey c) a JERSEY girl!!!![/quote]
The fact that Eddie is a Bruce fan is indeed well known. The fact that Bruce is from Jersey is also well known. My point was the just because we are from NJ doesn't mean we automatically know the lyrics to Jersey Girl. And, since I am 1. a PJ fan, 2. from NJ (the shore...doesn't get more bruce than that), 3. a Jersey girl, I can still say that I expect the crowd to sing along to PJ songs, but would never criticize the crowd for not singing along to a cover song. Just because you love Pearl Jam, doesn't mean you need to love their influences. Incidentally, Bruce owes my dad $20 from the Stone Pony back in '79....he still fucking talks about it.[/quote]
Well I do criticize a crowd in NJ for not knowing Jersey Girl! But maybe I'm expecting too much, that's just my opinion. Shut up about Bruce! My Dad too! My mom and dad lived in Asbury Park in 1975 when Bruce was nothing and would play at Stone Pony. Apparently he's got a reputation for not paying his tab or something and owes a lot of people $$ from his "running tab". Too funny. I'll have to get the story from my dad again. We now live the next town over, Ocean Twp. so I'm very familiar w/ Stone Pony and everything associated w/ Asbury Park. Maybe that's why I'm shocked people didn't know the song.
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