Following his cover of late pop star Prince’s “Purple Rain” over the weekend, Bruce Springsteen is again tugging at audience heartstrings after inviting a 10-year old girl onstage for a duet of “Blinded by the Light.”
Rounding out the closing night of the U.S. leg of The River Tour, Springsteen opened his set up to audience suggestions, honoring requests to play “Boom Boom” and “Loose Ends.” The singer then spotted a young girl in the crowd, who held a sign that read “I’ve been Blinded by the Light! (I’m 10 years old and I know all the words. Try me!)”
The Boss then brought the girl onstage. “This is a big test!” he said, strumming his guitar as the girl sang the song’s opening lyrics. Springsteen joined her for the rest of the song, signing her poster when the song concluded.
According to the Barclays Center’s Twitter account, a milestone crowd witnessed the interaction, with more than 18,000 fans packing the arena to set a new attendance record for the Brooklyn, New York, venue.
Watch Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light” duet in the video below.