One lucky young rock fan stole the show at a recent Bruce Springsteen concert in Brisbane, Australia after he was invited on stage by The Boss himself!
A video of the event was uploaded by YouTube user Melanie B.
As the video begins, Springsteen can be heard talking to the young audience member from the stage. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Springsteen saw the kid in the crowd holding a sign that read “Missed school, in the s**t now, can I play ‘Growin’ Up’ with you?”
“Do you know the song?” he asks. The fan presumably says yes, because The Boss follows up with a second question: “Do you know it on guitar?”
The young Aussie says yes again, prompting Springsteen to invite him on stage.
“Come on up,” he tells the kid.
The crowd goes wild as the budding musician makes his way to the stage.
The Boss and “The Kid” launch into a rousing rendition of Springsteen’s classic tune “Growin’ Up.”
The Kid absolutely nails it! About halfway through the song, Springsteen tells the band to quiet down so he can bestow some knowledge on his new protege.
“Now when I was your age, I got my first guitar” he says. “And I brought it home and I realized, it wasn’t about how well you played it, it was how good you looked do it,” he added, causing the crowd to laugh.
He then begins to teach The Kid a few poses before they crack on with the song.
Check out the footage below:
Springsteen has a habit of inviting people on stage.
At a concert at London’s Olympic Park in 2013, Springsteen stopped mid-song to bring his mother Adele and sister Pamela out on stage during a performance of “Dancing in the Dark.”
And a few years later, in 2016, Springsteen brought Adele — who was 90 years old at this point — out on stage at a show in New York.