Back in 2012 Jeffrey Golberg went to a Bruce Springsteen concert with Chris Christie and reported on the Governor's pathetic whining.
Despite heroic efforts by Christie, Springsteen, who is still a New Jersey resident, will not talk to him. They've met twice - once on an airplane in 1999, and then at the 2010 ceremony inducting Danny DeVito into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, where they exchanged only formal pleasantries. (Christie does say that Springsteen was very kind to his children.) At concerts, even concerts in club-size venues like the Stone Pony, in Asbury Park, Springsteen won't acknowledge the governor. When Christie leaves a Springsteen concert in a large arena, his state troopers move him to his motorcade through loading docks. He walks within feet of the stage, and of the dressing rooms. he's never been invited to say hello. On occasion, he'll make a public plea to Springsteen, as he did earlier this spring, when Christie asked him to play at a new casino in Atlantic City. "He says he's for the revitalization of the Jersey Shore, so this seems obvious," Christie told me. I asked him if he's received a response to his request. "No, we got nothing back from them," he said unhappily, "not even a 'Fuck you.'"Well, The Boss went on Jimmy Fallon's show last night and gave the Governer the "Fuck you" he's been longing for.