In October of 2004 my wife and I attended Springsteen et al's Vote For Change concert in Saint Paul (Neil Young dropped by.) My hearing hasn't been the same since, but I appreciated the sentiment.
Springsteen worked hard for the Kerry campaign, including writing a very good NYT OpEd.
It didn't work of course, but damn he did try. He didn't have to do any of it.
I thought back then I'd buy an album to say thanks. Unfortunately his next album had some nasty SONY DRM features -- it couldn't be ripped.
The other day I saw his newest album on sale at Starbucks: Magic. He's dumped SONY, this one is a plain old CD. So I got to express my thanks - at full price. I like the music too.
Tonight it's $9 on Amazon - a real bargain. #10 in music sales, so not too bad for an old rocker.