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Bruce Springsteen still crowd surfs at age 62

posted 20 Sept 2012, 05:15 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 20 Sept 2012, 05:16 ]

Fans from around the world flock to New Jersey to catch Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rock out on their latest tour.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 19, 2012) (REUTERS) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's "Wrecking Ball Tour" performance on Wednesday (September 19) at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey marked the 105th Springsteen concert for fan Barry Bloom.

In the parking lot before the show, he and his wife Nellie tailgated with friends next to their decked out Bruce mobile, which was decorated with signs, flags and pictures - and echoing the artist's greatest hits.

"10-19-2009 at the Spectrum," Bloom said as he started to recall his favorite Bruce Springsteen concert memory.

"I made a sign asking Nellie to marry me and Bruce took the sign, stopped the show, asked me to get down on one knee, and then he went on to play, 'Little Girl, I want to Marry You'. 

And I have to say that was the top memory of my life."

Bloom says at age 62, Springsteen can still deliver a long set list of songs with extremely high energy.

Dancing onstage, Springsteen belted out "Shackled and Drawn" from his Wrecking Ball album.

It was Bob Baker's first Springsteen concert.

"We came from Toronto, Ontario, Canada," Baker told Reuters.

"We drove eight hours to see Bruce and we're so thrilled to be here. Those guys came from Vancouver."

But not as far as Mihalu Yamazaki, who traveled all the way from Japan.

"I love Bruce Springsteen because in Japan, there's no one like Bruce Springsteen," Yamazaki said.

Proving that he's still "The Boss", Springsteen leaned back into the crowd, surfing across his fans while playing his hit, "Hungry Heart."