Jersey boy owns Beantown
It’s easy to be both enamored of Bruce Springsteen and vaguely cynical about his sprawling, highly-staged concerts. But Springsteen gets credit for understanding how to make things personal -- for his audience members, and his host cities. Springsteen might represent New Jersey, but he has a relationship with Boston, too; out of admiration for activist Lenny Zakim, he played an emotional renditon “Thunder Road,” in 2000, at the dedication of the Zakim Bridge. And in his sold-out Fenway Park concerts this week, Springsteen demonstrated a particular knowledge and affection for Boston.