The Spread Of Springsteen

Daniel Trone mapped Springsteen's 1500+ shows over 40 years. On the advantages of starting out in central Jersey:

From strictly a population geography standpoint, in the early 1970s you couldn’t do better than being equidistant between New York City (largest city) and Philadelphia (#4): over 20 million souls within a two-hour drive. Just as important, the Jersey Shore provided a unique, accessible symbolic resonance to audiences that resonates as a Place. (In stark contrast to the way a million bands from Brooklyn today fail to convince the rest of us of the intrinsic awesomeness of…Brooklyn.)

Previous Dish coverage of Springsteen here and here.