Bruce Springsteen Rescued By Veterans On Veterans Day After His Motorcycle Breaks Down In New Jersey
If you aren’t on the Beast Coast side of the country, the last couple days in the New York/New Jersey Tri-State area have been absolutely beautiful. Crisp with clear blue skies, the entire weekend just felt like the perfect autumn weekend. I got a little day-tipsy on Saturday afternoon doing a Chicken Chase bar crawl around the East Village. Fun way to spend an afternoon.
On Friday, Veterans Day, The Boss a.k.a. Bruce Springsteen decided to take his motorcycle out for a ride around New Jersey’s Monmouth County. Except he ended up getting stranded when his bike broke down, resulting in a quintessential Springsteen moment: A group of Veterans out for a Veterans Day ride rescued the cell phone-less rock legend, taking him to a near-by restaurant to call for a ride.
via The AP:
A group from the Freehold American Legion was riding after a Veterans Day event Friday when Dan Barkalow says he saw a stranded motorcyclist up ahead near Allaire State Park in Wall Township.
“Bikers gotta stick together,” Barkalow said. “I stopped to see if he needed help, and it was Bruce.”
Barkalow says they tried to help get his bike running, but when they couldn’t, Springsteen — wearing a brown riding jacket and a red handkerchief — hopped on the back of Ryan Bailey’s bike and they headed to a local bar.
“We sat there and shot the breeze for a half hour, 45 minutes till his ride showed up,” Barkalow said. “Nice guy, real down to earth. Just talked about motorcycles and his old Freehold days.”
Go read the full story over at the Associated Press.
According to THR, Bruce then bought the bikers a few rounds at a bar called Mulligan’s where he called for the ride, throwing $100 to the Vet bikers and asking the bartender to keep the tab open.
Just another thing to add to Bruce’s legend. Gotta love The Boss buying those rounds. There isn’t a bigger Bro in music world.