September 6th, 2011
03:55 PM ET
You never know who that guy playing music on the sidewalk might be! Bruce Springsteen has been spotted busking in Boston, reports the Boston Globe.
It seems that Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa were dropping their son off at Boston College last week. While in town, they dropped by the Public Gardens on Thursday and listened to street musician David Gonzalez play the Spanish guitar.
The couple quickly left after attracting attention, but returned to hear more.
“About 30 minutes later, he came back and we had a long conversation,” Gonzalez said. The Argentine-born guitarist told The Boss he tried to see him in concert once, but didn’t have the money.
When asked to play, Springsteen declined, but ultimately put on a show for passersby, borrowing his new pal's guitar and playing a riff from one of Gonzalez’s tunes. (The short solo is on YouTube.)
As he was leaving, The Boss tossed a tip into the musician's guitar case.
“He said, ‘This is for that trip you never made,’’’ Gonzalez shared.
What a sweetheart, that Bruce.
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