But today, I can't even think about our new home as the reels and reels of concert video run through my mind. Today, I am mourning an old friend from my favorite neighborhood of music and that is the neighborhood around E Street, a place I treasure. Yes, the residents of E Street are grieving once again as the news of band member Clarence Clemons death which resulted from complications of the terrible stroke he suffered a week ago.
This morning when I read the news, I immediately thought back to October of 2009 when I was lucky enough to grab an extra ticket to the final show of Springsteen and the E Street Band at the original Giants Stadium. When the concert began and again as it ended, the thoughts ran through my mind and I am sure through the minds of nearly every other fan and even the band members themselves that -- "this might be it."
While I wasn't thinking the Big Man would be gone, I doubted whether he could tour with the band again. I hoped for a special appearance or two at some point in the future. Now, that is impossible. Two members of the E Street Band are gone and the death of Clarence Clemons hits us hard today. Jungleland will never be the same but we'll have the recordings to recall the amazement forever. See: NJ.com, too.