At the 155th performance of Springsteen on Broadway, the Boss, a member of Locals 399 (Asbury Park, NJ) and 47 (Los Angeles, CA) provided an unexpected encore performance of “This Hard Land.” Making reference to his wife, Patti Scialfa, a member of Local 802 (New York City), he said, “This is from Patti ’cause she wasn’t here tonight.” She normally appears onstage to perform “Tougher than the Rest.” Springsteen also encouraged the crowd to take photos, which is normally forbidden.
One lucky Australian teen got to share the stage with the Boss at a Brisbane, Australia, concert. During the concert, Nathan Testa’s sign: “Missed school, in the s—, now can I play ‘Growin’ Up’ with you?” caught the singer’s eye. Bruce Springsteen, a member of Locals 399 (Asbury Park, NJ) and 47 (Los Angeles, CA), asked Testa if he knew the guitar part and invited him up on stage.
Springsteen even took a moment to give the aspiring musician some advice: “When I was your age, I bought my first guitar, and I realized, it wasn’t how well you played it, but how good you looked doing it. So go in front of the mirror trying out different poses.”