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That Time Bruce Springsteen Wrote a Tardy Note for a 4th Grader

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Going to a Bruce Springsteen concert is pretty much a goal for everyone at some point in their lives. No matter who you are, Bruce can get right inside your heart. That’s why 4th grader, Xabi Glovsky, came prepared when he went to a Springsteen concert with his dad on Tuesday night at Los Angeles Sports Arena.

So how did the 9-year-old prepare? Well, since The Boss’ concerts are epic events lasting hours, Xabi brought a sign that read, “Bruce, I will be late to school tomorrow. Please sign my note :).” This proved to be a good move, since the concert didn’t end until 11:40 p.m.–after a 35 song marathon.

Despite a huge crowd, Springsteen spotted Xabi’s sign, and wrote him an epic tardy note, which read:

“Dear Ms. Jackson. Xabi has been out very late rocking and rolling. Please excuse him if he is tardy!”

Xabi’s dad, Scott, stated for Backstreets how humble Springsteen was:

“Bruce sat down on a couch and started to talk with Xabi, asking for the name of his teacher and how Xabi spelled his name, pulling out a piece of paper and a pen. As Xabi sat next to him on the couch, Bruce thoughtfully and artistically created this beautiful note. It was very interesting to watch the artist at work. They talked for a few minutes, and Bruce was incredibly nice, caring and gracious.”

As a former teacher myself, I would definitely accept that tardy note any day.


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