Bruce Springsteen Reacts To His Own Emoji
Stephen Colbert and Bruce Springsteen in an interview - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert / Youtube
Bruce Springsteen certainly didn’t expect what to think of his new Twitter emoji when TV host Stephen Colbert asked him.
Colbert revealed the new image in an episode of The Late Show, which would appear every time the #Springsteen hashtag is used. The Springsteen emoji is based on the photo taken by Annie Leibovitz for the “Born In The USA” single sleeve of 1984.
Springsteen reacted: “Uh…yeah, I’m uh … see, I’m not even sure what that exactly means. I mean, I know what an emoji is. But, does that mean everyone has access to that figure?” Colbert responded that it was the case, to which he laughed and responded with: “I think that’s … wonderful!” Colbert replied, “I think you’re very … nice!”
The episode also has Springsteen explaining the importance of Letter To You’s creation, which was shot during the recording of the new album and commemorated his fifty years with the E Street Band. “I always tell people, imagine this: You’re going to high school right now. When you’re 70 years old, those are the exact people you’ll be working with and will have worked with them for the past 50 years. The only place that that happens is in rock ’n’ roll – and it doesn’t happen much, for the very simple reason that people can’t stand it. They can’t stand each other for that long. It’s a miracle!” he said.
Colbert added that the audience isn’t always consistent through the years, to which he replied with: “No, they do not. It’s a confluence of very, very special events, and some luck and magic involved, that allows you to have a long life and career that we’ve been blessed enough to have.”