Still finding it tough to make time to blog, but I couldn't resist when my Uncle texted me tonight to tell me about Bruce and the supposed affair with the woman from the Red Bank gym. You can read the details from The Star Ledger including a picture and from the Telegraph in the UK.
I don't know whether these allegations are true or not, but what I can tell you is the rumor of Bruce having an affair with a woman in the Red Bank gym (Ann Kelly) has been around for a while. My father lived in Oceanport and heard the rumors, plus one of very good friends heard the same rumors from a friend that lives in Little Silver. So I'm not surprised if it is true, but then again other than some juicy gossip I don't care.
I've read thousands of pages on Bruce Springsteen. I follow and interact with fans on Greasy Lake and other fan sites. I have a reasonably good understanding of who he is when it comes to being a big fan. I've given up listening to Bruce Springsteen the person when it comes to how to live my life, politics, and raising a family.
We don't have ANYTHING in common other than we're from NJ and love the beach. Other than Bruce living the true rags to riches American dream with nothing more going for him than his own abilities, he isn't a role model for me and neither should he be for you or your kids unless they are talented signer/song writers.
Bruce's music makes me feel good. Bruce's music helps me get through tough times. I love his rock concerts as they are truly experiences to be lived over and over again. I want my son to play Thunder Road at his first piano recital. I don't look to his music to figure out how to raise a family, be a good husband, or how the USA should be run.
So am I disappointed? No. I don't really care. Bruce isn't my role model. He's my rock and roll hero and still is, that is until he commits some really heinous act. Potentially cheating on Patti? To me, kind of comes with the territory if it indeed did happen.