Bruce Springsteen's 2014 Tour & 11 Other Amazing Gifts From New Jersey

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On the list of things that can make you proud to be an American, Bruce Springsteen is pretty high on the chart. So it's with fireworks, hot dogs, apple pie and the sounds of denim brushing against dirt-covered boots that we bring on news of Bruce Springsteen's 2014 Tour. All across our purple mountains' majesties, Springsteen and the E Street band will hit the stage throughout April and May to promote their latest album High Hopes.

Now there are generally two things we all know about NJ: Springsteen is its #1 son and the rest of the country gives the state a whole lotta flack*. In honor of Bruce, let's take a break from the Jersey hatin' for a bit shall we? It's time to celebrate the Boss and these 11 awesome things that hail from the Garden State.

*Once The Boss has exited the building you can resume your annoyance with jug handles and big hair.

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