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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Bruce Springsteen performs on stage as The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation present the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Bob Woodruff Foundation)

A Bruce Springsteen fan from New Jersey has created a Go Fund Me so he can raise money to be able to buy tickets to see Bruce in concert in 2023.

We’ve all seen the stories about how expensive tickets are for the Bruce Springsteen tour.  It’s pretty incredible, actually, as Ticketmaster’s new “dynamic pricing” has spiked tickets to $1200 and even $5000.  I’m not 100% sure what “dynamic pricing” is but I’ve read that this new policy is trying to cut the scalper out of the process by charging fans what the scalpers would eventually charge.

Obviously, not everyone has the ability to skip a mortgage payment or two to be able to get floor seats for Springsteen and that’s where Joseph Rowley has taken action into his own hands.

Joe started a Go Fund Me to raise money to be able to afford tickets to the show.  He’s asking friends, neighbors, and internet trolls to donate $20,000 to be able to enjoy a night out at a Bruce Springsteen show.  Here’s what he’s hoping to enjoy with the money raised:

  • 2 – Concert tickets
  • 2 – T-Shirts
  • 2- Small Diet Cokes
  • 1 – Soft Pretzel
  • 1 – Box of Milk Duds (or similar type of candy)
  • Gasoline
  • Parking
  • Tolls
According to the Go Fund Me:  “Although I am a fan and from NJ I have only seen Bruce perform once, and I am sad to say I got very drunk at that show and don’t remember much about it.”
It’s that last line that makes me think the whole thing is a joke… but during these days of skepticism and giving the reckless eyeball to statements of dubious intent, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few people who got a good laugh from this actually tossed the guy a few bucks.  I mean, not me… I’m saving my money to be able to afford nose-bleed seats!

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Carl Craft is studying here on earth for a short time with varying amounts of success. He's heard every morning on The Morning Rat Race. Sometimes he goes, "sock / shoe, sock / shoe" which we think is a sign of some kind of psychosis...