Springsteen Writes Awesome Tardy Note for 9-Year-Old

'Xabi has been out very late rocking & rolling'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2016 1:40 PM CDT
Springsteen Writes Awesome Tardy Note for 9-Year-Old
Bruce Springsteen interacts with the crowd during his concert with the E Street Band at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Scott Glovsky has been singing Bruce Springsteen songs to his son Xabi since the boy's birth, so of course, he took the 9-year-old to the Boss's concert in LA Tuesday night, despite the fact that it was a school night. During the show, Xabi held up a sign reading, "Bruce, I will be late to school tomorrow. Please sign my note"—and Springsteen saw it. He arranged for the father and son to be escorted backstage, and Xabi ended up with quite possibly the coolest school excuse note of all time, the Claremont Courier reports.

Springsteen did more than just sign the note: "He asked him for the name of his teacher, and how he spelled his name. He then pulled out a piece of paper and a pen. As Xabi sat next to him on the couch, Bruce thoughtfully created this beautiful note," Glovsky, who has been to more than 100 Springsteen concerts, tells the Courier. The note, a picture of which the proud dad posted on Facebook, read: "Dear Ms. Jackson, Xabi has been out very late rocking & rolling. Please excuse him if he is tardy." (More Bruce Springsteen stories.)

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