September 30, 2016


Bruce Springsteen Signs Kid's Absence Note

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Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images

Bruce Springsteen has been making the rounds on his book tour for Born to Run, and many adults have been playing hooky for a chance to get a picture with the E Street rocker.

The Boss has hit up New York and his beloved New Jersey, and in Philadelphia on Thursday, a student skipped school to see him.

The fifth grader brought a note for Bruce to sign to excuse his absence. Father Mike told

“My son said, ‘Bruce, would you sign my absence note?’ [Springsteen] lit up. He was affectionate toward Michael as soon as he saw him. He said, ‘I have to read it first, that’s how I got in trouble with my first contract.’ He said, ‘I hope you don’t get in trouble.’ My son was very starstruck — it was a very cool experience.”

Similarly, in February, a dad wrote an excuse for his daughter, who missed school because of Springsteen's three-and-a-half-hour concert the night before: