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Dinner, motorcycle ride with Bruce Springsteen auctioned off for $300k

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Bruce Springsteen capitalized on his wide-reaching stardom on Wednesday and auctioned off a slew of prizes—including a ride in the side car of his motorcycle—for charity.

According to the Associated Press, Springsteen auctioned the side car ride, along with a lasagna dinner at his house and a guitar lesson, for the cool price of $300,000 for the Stand Up For Heroes event, a collaboration between the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which aids military service members and their families after they return from duty.

Woodruff himself opened the show and called for a moment of silence for Robin Williams, who had participated in the event in previous years. Along with Springsteen as the main musical act, comedians John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan took the stage for their own comedy acts. According to the AP, the event raised more than $1 million.