Boss to Michigan: Hello, Ohio!

Slip-up 'every frontman's nightmare,' says chagrined Springsteen
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 15, 2009 6:58 AM CST
Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – Want to get away, Boss? Bruce Springsteen bellowed "Hello, Ohio!" to his fans at the Auburn Hills Palace. That's in Michigan. The 60-year-old rock legend referred to the neighboring state several times Friday night until E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt whispered in his ear.

A visibly embarrassed Springsteen grinned and said such a mistake was "every frontman's nightmare." The Detroit Free Press says Springsteen rocked the forgiving audience for nearly three hours with new and old hits, including a complete performance of his album Born to Run.