Bruce Springsteen stops festival show for a beer

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN thrilled fans at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday (03May14) when he chugged back a beer offered to him by a devotee as he made his way through the crowd during the show.

The Boss and his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-inducted backing group the E Street Band stormed through a three-hour set as part of their headlining slot at the event in Louisiana - but it was one magic non-musical moment that will live on for many devotees there to see the marathon gig.

Springsteen accepted a beer from one fan and knocked back the drink to rousing applause.

He made it a special night for another fan when he kept true to tradition and invited her to dance with him onstage during a rendition of Dancing in the Dark.

As well as the hits and rarities, the rocker also brought guests onstage - former Rage Against the Machine star Tom Morello, who stepped in to replace Springsteen's guitarist sideman Steven Van Zandt on tour last year (13), performed a duet of The Ghost of Tom Joad, and John Fogerty, who joined the headliner for a rousing rendition of his Creedence Clearwater Revival hit Proud Mary.

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