Is Gov. Christie a ‘musical fraud?’ – VOTE
First we have to deal with a Cowboys fan running our state, now comes word from Gov. Chris Christie, who claims to have attended more than 130 Bruce Springsteen concerts that he has switched his musical allegiance to Bon Jovi.
In an interview posted Tuesday on conservative commentator Laura Ingraham’s website LifeZette, both Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, were asked which of the two Jersey-bred rockers they prefer. The governor seemed almost eager to make his reveal. “Bon Jovi,’’ he said. Bob Jovi.
Wait a minute. Is this the same governor who sang "Born To Run" with the B Street Band at his inaugural? The same governor who sang "Thunder Road" with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight show?" Can you really change your musical allegiance?
Of course, you can like as many bands or artists as you want. Personally, I like Bon Jovi. I love what he stands for. I think he -- like Bruce -- is a true Jersey guy. I also think it’s a sin that they're not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but the connection you develop with your favorite is lifelong, just like your team. Being a Giants fan, as much as I hate the Cowboys, I totally respect the governor’s choice of team because that, to me, is sacred. I think it’s the same with choice of music. You don’t change your favorite band.
Your favorite band shapes you in so many ways. Their lyrics become a part of you. How you think, how you act. As a Beatles fan, I can’t tell you how much their music and lives have shaped my own. I’ve read so many books on each of them. I still get emotional when I hear the second side of Abbey Road, no matter how many times I hear it. Have I told you my son’s name is Lennon?
For me, changing your band is like changing your team. You just don’t do it, That’s being a fraud, unless of course, you never really were a true fan. How do you feel?