(CNN) - It doesn't look like Bruce Springsteen will ever lose a fan in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - no matter how much the rock legend and the Republican governor disagree on politics.
In his first town hall since last summer, Christie was encouraged Thursday to abandon his longtime loyalty to the liberal musician. The governor also drew some laughs when he talked about his weight loss, about a year after undergoing lap-band surgery.
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While the governor was not asked about the recent George Washington Bridge controversy, he was petitioned by an audience member to get rid of his Springsteen collection.
"When you go home tonight would you please destroy all your Bruce Springsteen CDs? He is not a friend of yours, governor," said a veteran, who identified himself as Joe Williams.
Not long after the bridge scandal made national headlines in January, Springsteen took part in a parody with late night TV host Jimmy Fallon, mocking the governor in a song to the tune of "Born to Run."
While Springsteen has praised Christie in the past for his leadership after Superstorm Sandy, the rock legend has done little else to show high regard for his superfan.
Responding to the audience member Thursday, Christie joked, "Well, the CDs could be destroyed. I have it all on my i-Phone now."
Christie, who said he's been to 132 Springsteen concerts, acknowledged Williams may be right, but it's hard for him to let go of the musician he's long adored.
"Hey listen, I don't do drugs, I don't drink. This is it for me, OK? That's all I've got," he said.
The governor added he's still holding out hope that one day the two will become friends.
"I live in hope of that because I think when we get attached to certain people as youngsters, which I did, it is hard to kind of let that go," he said. "So you are probably giving me wise and sage counsel that I should accept, but my heart keeps telling me not to."
Christie was holding the town hall Thursday to talk about Superstorm Sandy relief aid. The event took place in Monmouth County, one of the worst-hit areas in New Jersey from the 2012 storm.
Another audience member noted that Christie was "looking good," a reference to his weight loss in the past year.
"I'm getting there," he said.
He went on to tell a story about a middle school student who told him he was "getting a lot smaller."
But, he added, the student also had a question: "When are you going to get really small?"
Christie said he told her, "Well, my dear, Rome was not un-built in a day either so we've got a little work still to do'."