Bruce Springsteen invites young fan to perform 'Growin' Up' with him onstage, brings the house down

Bruce Springsteen invites young fan to perform 'Growin' Up' with him onstage, brings the house down

'When I was your age, I got my first guitar, I brought it home and I realised, it wasn't how well you played it, it was how good you looked doing it'

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Monday 20 February 2017 10:22
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A video of Bruce Springsteen inviting an Australian school kid onstage to perform with him has emerged online and it's something quite special.

Springsteen is seen speaking to the audience member holding up a sign which read: "Missed school in the s**t now, can I play Growin' Up with you?"

Springsteen tells him to "come on up" and it turns out that not only can the teenager - called Nathan - play the song on guitar, he can sing it in a decent pitch as well.

Springsteen, clearly loving it, joins in and there are several moments where you can see Nathan looking around in utter disbelief.

The sign [far left] the young fan was waving to get Springsteen's attention
The sign [far left] the young fan was waving to get Springsteen's attention

"Before we continue," Springsteen says, bringing the band down, "a lesson".

"When I was your age, I got my first guitar, I brought it home and I realised, it wasn't how well you played it, it was how good you looked doing it.

"So I got in front of the mirror and I tried out some different poses."

Springsteen and Nathan then tried out a bunch of different stances before the legend said "and when you find one, it sounds like this"... and they brought the house down.

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