Bruce Springsteen delivered a keynote address at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas in March. E Street Bandmates were in the audience, before kicking off a North American arena tour in Atlanta that month.
Bruce stood behind a podium in a packed convention hall – and in the middle of the day, no less! Looking a little bleary-eyed, he was 30 minutes late, carrying his notes.
“How important can this speech be if we’re giving it at noon?” he asked. “Every decent musician in town is asleep. Or they will be when I’m done with this thing.”
Turns out, his speech was so good, it circulated the internet.