He’s “The Boss” and can do anything he wants to do. And what Bruce Springsteen chose to do was stop his concert at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and invite a newly engaged couple on stage to celebrate their love.
Fittingly, Springsteen and the E Street Band were in the middle of performing their hit “Jersey Girl” when the singer looked out at the crowd and noticed something extraordinary was happening: a man had just proposed to his girlfriend during the sweet song, which features the lyrics, “My little girl gives me everything/ I know that someday she’ll wear my ring.” Springsteen asked guitarist Steven Van Zandt, “What’s going on down there?” and the musician replied by showing him his ring finger.
And then, because he’s one of the most giving performers of all time (seriously, Springsteen has been treating his fans to four-hour shows during this tour), he invited the couple up on stage and handed the groom-to-be a mic. “I love you more than anyone else in the world,” the man told his fiancée. “I love you more than music itself. I love you more than Bruce!”
The audience cheered on the couple, who then had a chance to slow dance in front of the band in what will surely be the most memorable night of their lives so far.
And, lucky us, the entire thing was caught on video:
Springsteen has been releasing albums since 1972 and is known as one of the most successful touring acts on the planet. He and the E Street Band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, he has won countless awards for his musical contributions and he has used his celebrity to endorse political candidates such as Barack Obama. In other words, The Boss can stop his show whenever he wants, invite whomever he wants to grab the mic and continue to play hours of music at sold-out shows.
But that doesn’t make it any less sweet to know that Springsteen will take a break for young love.