Monday, September 24, 2007

More Springsteen connections

In 2005, the band U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bruce Springsteen was the presenter.

Back in 1983, my friends and I got to meet the lead singer of U2, Bono. All we had to do was sneak into the garage of the New Haven Coliseum after a show. (I think we got away with it because we were just kids.) We talked with artists Marshall Crenshaw and the Alarm who opened the show. And then . . . Bono strolled in! We were totally starstruck. I just shook Bono's hand, stared at him, and said,"Gloria is my favorite song EVER."