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Baby, We Were Born To Run…Late Because Of A Bruce Springsteen Gig

The note penned by Saratoga Springs, New York resident Patrick Pipino to excuse his 12-year-old daughter Isabelle’s late school attendance earlier this week was nothing if not honest. Pipino Snr. explained that, ‘Last night Isabelle was lucky enough to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Albany, and darned if he didn’t play […]

Callum Fauser
by Callum Fauser

The note penned by Saratoga Springs, New York resident Patrick Pipino to excuse his 12-year-old daughter Isabelle’s late school attendance earlier this week was nothing if not honest.

Pipino Snr. explained that, ‘Last night Isabelle was lucky enough to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Albany, and darned if he didn’t play for three and a half hours.’

While conceding it’s not a good excuse as these things go (the epic duration of Springsteen’s live sets are the stuff of legend, after all) he asks ‘How many kids would be late – or miss school outright – if God were to suddenly appear? It’s something like that.’

After Pipino posted the letter and its facetious sign-off to Facebook, it proceeded to go viral and resulted in the family appearing on ABC News – to whom Pipino commented ‘My wife is a schoolteacher in the district – She was mortified by not knowing what her betrothed did.’

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