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1200 Bruce Springsteen Fans Show Up To meet The Boss at The Phila Library

1200 Bruce Springsteen Fans Show Up To meet The Boss at The Philadelphia Library

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The earliest fans began lining up at 6AM, and waited in the drizzle to see their desired rock hero

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There were fans from all generations there

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Then there were a few fans inside. I love Bruce I’ve seen him 8 times. Jarrod (r) Fox 29 cameraman has seen Bruce 32 times and saw him yesterday in NYC. He told me 1500 fans showed up. He had a ticket, got a book signed and got a photo. Dan DeLuca, Music Critic  (c) how much fun was it to hang in line with Dan and hear his Bruce stories. Check out some of them here.
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Although not an uber Bruce fan, Gab Bonghi’ s good friend is and she brought this for Bruce.
Check out Eric Kenney’s stuff here, and if you want this drop him a line. I know I want this for my sister
Janine, the ULTIMATE BRUCE FAN. I know I grew up with her!!

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Springsteen’s book was released on Tuesday. Pick it up here on AMAZON

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The video media grabbing customers picking up pre signed books, as the head into the meet and greet with Bruce Springsteen.

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Springsteen showed up around 11:30 a.m. and slipped into the Philadelphia Library through a back door. He was lead to a staging area where a platform advertising the book was set up for photos. The rock star — who turned 67 on Friday, looked great in his leather jacket, and loosely fit TShirt as he waved to fans.

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Every fan had a photo taken with the Boss

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Nothing could be handed to him, and for the few who tried to pull out items they were quickly
confiscated or told to put them away.

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Most fans that I talked to told me they thanked Bruce for being the soundtrack of their lives

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Bruce was very generous with kisses for all those who asked

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Hugs and smiles filled the room

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Bruce fans from the 1970s

 

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I ran into a lot of Philly Chit Chat readers – hi!!

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I’ve seen Bruce 30 times.

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Ben from McClean, Va came to play for the fans. Waiting in the wings was Ian Bush from KYW1060 radio. Go listen to his
interview of the days events.

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Susan Helfrich, Eric Shippon and Mary Pat Kessler wait in their car for the rain to let up

 

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This couple began following Bruce in the 80s. She’s wearing a vintage 1980s Nicole Miller scarf featuring eateries from
Philadelphia, which represents her favorite Bruce Springsteen songs.

 

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Happy 50th Birthday, after going to more than 30 Springsteen concerts, meeting Bruce was a the ultimate Bucket List item – CHECK!!

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Definitely the most fashionable in line. She told me the first Springsteen concert she saw was in 1973. She’s a serious longtime fan.

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A fan since birth, she’s never been to any of his concerts, but she owns every CD he’s ever put out.

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There’s a Hooter in line he Hooters David Uosikkinen (r) with The Latest Dish’s Dallyn Pavey (c)hd1_9084-custom

XOXO Bruce Springsteen