How Bruce Springsteen Befriended A Fan
Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / Youtube
Five decades and twenty landmark albums later, Bruce Springsteen has fully earned his place among the music industry’s all-time greats. He’s been referred to by many as “The Boss” but he’s never had a bad reputation with his fans. In fact, he has a nice story to back the idea that he’s one of the nicest, down-to-earth persons in the industry that’s full of cruel personalities.
In one of BBC’s The Graham Norton Show interviews where the Boss guested in, he recalled the funny and heartwarming story where he met a fan in St. Louis.
“I was in a cinema by myself on an off night from the tour in St. Louis watching Woody Allen’s ‘Stardust Memories,’” he explained. “During which, Woody Allen is not necessarily so kind to his fans in the film. So, I had met a kid in the lobby who was there with his girlfriend and said, ‘Do you want to sit with us?’ So I said, ‘Ok’.” Laughter erupted throughout the room.
He continued: “So I went, and I sat, and we watched the movie,” Springsteen continued. “And he says, ‘Is that how you feel about your fans?’ So I said, ‘Well, not so much’, and he says, ‘I’m gonna go home now. Will you come home with me and meet my parents?’ [laughs] And I said, ‘Ok.’ And so I went somewhere in St. Louis with this kid, and we walk in the door, and it’s about 11 o’clock at night, and he says ‘Mom mom!’ I have Bruce Springsteen with me. And she goes: ‘Who!?’ And he runs in his bedroom, and he comes out with the album and shows her the album cover and says ‘Bruce Springsteen!’”
The kid’s mom rushed to find out the visitor is indeed Bruce Springsteen. Surprised, she hurriedly made some eggs for him. “And I saw them for decades after that, every time we came to town,” Springsteen said.
Watch and listen to the lovely story below.