Bruce Springsteen: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

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We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Bruce Springsteen, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the singer and rock star that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!

Number Eight: He Is Good to His Fans. One infamous story says that Springsteen went to see Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories in the theater, which centers around the relationship between an artist and his fans. One fan allegedly challenged him to prove that he didn’t hold his fans in contempt, so he had dinner with the fan and his mother.

Number Seven: His Fans Can Be Extremely Dedicated. So dedicated, in fact, that there are several complex bootleg sites where fans can access almost everything Springsteen has done. The most notable of these resources are Jungleland and The Bruce Springsteen mp3 Bootleg Index.

Number Six: He Got Drunk and Went After Elvis. After a 1976 concert located in Memphis, Tennessee, Springsteen was reportedly drunk and decided to try and break into Graceland at three a.m. He got to the front door before security got ahold of him.

Number Five: He Is a Talented Photographer. According to photographer and friend of Springsteen Frank Stefanko, Springsteen is actually a quite skilled photographer and enjoys taking pictures of “weird Jersey billboards [and] funny signs on the sides of diners.”

Number Four: He Paid Severance When E Street Broke Up. When Springsteen decided to end the E Street Band in 1989, he was kind enough to pay each member a severance package of $2 million.

Number Three: He Has Fans in Space. The crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery was awoken by Springsteen’s “Rendezvous” in December of 1999 when they were slated to rendezvous with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Number Two: He Put Two Wives in the Same Music Video. Springsteen’s wife at the time, Julianne Phillips, and future wife, Patti Scialfa, can both be seen in his video for “Glory Days.” Phillips did not know at the time that Scialfa would be his future wife.

Number One: He Played a Freehold-Only Concert. In 1996, Springsteen played a benefit in his former grade school, and only Freehold, NJ residents were allowed to buy tickets.

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