Then, he got a taste of in-your-face Philly love.
" The Wrecking Ball is rolled out in Philly," Christie tweeted. "Fans booing the Giants!"
The governor, who has been to more than 127 Springsteen shows, still seemed the true fan as the show was about to start.
"Getting ready for the Bruce show in Philly. Crowd is very excited," he tweeted, continuing, "Lights still on - crowd getting anxious for 'We take care of our own.'"
Christie used the hashtag #meetmeinAC, possibly a nudge on his request for Springsteen to play in Atlantic City over Labor Day weekend.
And, he gave his impressions of the performance. Among the tweets:
- "Thundercrack" for a girl in the audience requesting it for her Dad in Iraq. Bruce does it for them.
-" Jack of all Trades" with beautiful piano from Professor Roy Bittan.
-Now we are starting to roll -" Trapped"
-Well, here we go now-" Prove it All Night"
-We're in real deep now- Darkness on the Edge of Town.
- Waitin on a Sunny Day with Little Steven by his side.
-Ok-Come on up for "The Rising"!
-Great version of " Streets of Philadelphia".
-Soulful rendition of " Rocky Ground" dedicated by Bruce to his Mom who is in the house tonight.
See Dan DeLuca's notes on the full setlist for Thursday night's show here.