Forget all those pollution jokes, New Jersey was the place to be this morning. Some 10,000 fans — including Gov. James E. McGreevey — flooded the boardwalk in Asbury Park to catch hometown heroes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform a special concert, broadcast live on the Today show. The rare appearance coincided with today's release of The Rising, Springsteen's first album with E Street since 1984.