I had never owned any of Bruce Springsteen’s music collections until recently. I received The Essential Bruce Springsteen for Christmas — three CDs of Bruce’s best.
I always liked his hits. As I listened to these songs, I was transported back to Graduate Happy Hour at the University of Virgina in the late 1970’s. Graduate Happy Hour was supposed to be a gathering of graduates students, relaxing with a few beers, but it was really a lively outdoor party on Friday afternoons. Bruce’s songs Rosalita and Born To Run take me right back to that grassy area where draft beer was 25 cents and the parade of pretty undergraduate girls got plenty of attention. It was a great way to end the week.