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Springsteen Fans, Get To Philly – New Bruce Exhibit Is Worth The Trip

"From Asbury Park To The Promised Land"
Joe Votruba/NJ101.5

Considering I live in New Jersey and was raised on rock n’ roll music, when I was told there was a new Bruce Springsteen exhibit being shown at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, I made it my weekend goal to take the trip down there to check it out. I never know what to expect when it comes to exhibits of musicians. It’s hit or miss depending on who develops the project. It also depends on what the individual person viewing the exhibit wants to see, and I think we all know it’s near impossible to please everybody. But, this exhibit entitled “From Asbury Park To The Promised Land” comes pretty close to doing so.

There’s memorabilia, old and new. Guitars, pianos and promotional posters from the late 60′s and early 70′s when Springsteen was getting his start. As you walk through the various rooms of the exhibit, the collection of memorabilia dates all the way up to their most recent tour in 2009. My personal favorite is the collection of pages from notebooks Springsteen had over the years containing original ideas for song lyrics, album titles, directions he wanted the band to go in and so on.

The exhibit is set up in a way that is very visually pleasing and it is insightful for Bruce fans young and old, as well as moderate fans who want to learn more. Not to mention, there are plenty of opportunities for the people to interact with what they are looking at. There are areas where you could throw on a pair of headphones and hear some early recordings. Television screens are set up throughout the place, as well, showing live performances.

I would have to say that for anyone who is a fan, or is anxious to learn more about Bruce Springsteen, take a trip to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia (link below). It’s easy to get to and worth the price of admission.

For more information on this exhibit and to buy tickets, click here.

“From Asbury Park To The Promised Land” will be at the National Constitution Center until September 3, 2012.

 

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