14-Year Old Jams With Springsteen On-Stage

A teenager in Australia brought a sign to last Thursday's Springsteen show, requesting the band play "Growing Up". It's been a tradition that Bruce invites young fans on stage to sing or play along with the E Street Band during live shows.

Springsteen asked fan Nathan Testa to help him perform the track but it wasn’t the first time Testa had jumped on-stage with the band.

Four years ago, then-11-year-old Testa joined Springsteen on stage at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre to sing ‘Waitin’ on a Sunny Day’. On Thursday night Springsteen was back performing at the BEC, and Testa was again at the front.

This time, Testa’s sign read, “Missed school. In the shit now. Can I play ‘Growin’ Up’ with you?” The sign caught Springsteen’s eye and he asked, “You know the song? You know it on guitar?”

Testa was then back on stage with Springsteen playing the song with an acoustic guitar. When Testa performed with Springsteen back in 2013, he thanked him for bringing him on stage and gifting him a harmonica. Springsteen’s responded by saying, “that’s okay, I’ll see you again.” You can watch both clips below.

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