When Bruce Springsteen Signs Your Absence Note

September 30, 2016
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Can Bruce Springsteen get you out of school? In some parts of the country, yes

Michael, a fifth grader in Philadelphia, had The Boss sign a note excusing him from school to attend a fan meet-and-greet at the library.

Michaels Dad tells the story: "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,' " Mike said. "He said, `I hope you don't get in trouble.' My son was very starstruck — it was a very cool experience." Michael gave the school a copy of the note, but kept the original.

-Mike Draup

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