The wonder of it is that they kept it up as long as they did.
The Star-Ledger reports this afternoon that Bruce Springsteen and his wife, Patti Scialfa Springsteen, are putting the kibosh on their annual Halloween tradition of letting trick-or-treaters onto their Rumson estate.
From the Sledger’s Stan Goldstein:
In the past, Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa have had an elaborate Halloween display at the gates of their home in Rumson.
On Halloween, the Springsteens would allow people to walk up a bit on their main driveway and see some of the decorations. Candy was then given out to the “trick or treaters.”
There were some masked characters around and it was rumored that Bruce or Patti were sometimes behind the masks.
This year though, Springsteen has said, through a post on his website that there will be no Halloween festivities at his Rumson house this year.
The post reads:
To our friends and neighbors:
So as not to inconvenience you this Halloween, due to “catastrophic success” (read: too many visitors for the neighborhood to handle) and concern for the safety of kids and parents! we won’t be having our usual Halloween display this year in Rumson.
We wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!
Bruce and Patti”
In case you haven’t driven by in years, the Bellevue Avenue manse that was once visible from the street is now hidden behind a strategically placed rampart of tall berms.