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Is this 'The Boss' of all selfies?

Jessica Victoria Bloom grabs a selfie with Bruce Springsteen Credit: Jessica Victoria Bloom/Geoff Robinson Photography
Jessica Victoria Bloom grabs a selfie with Bruce Springsteen Credit: Jessica Victoria Bloom/Geoff Robinson Photography
Bruce Springsteen in concert. Photo: Reuters

Mark Molloy

A Bruce Springsteen fan captured the ultimate selfie with The Boss during the middle of a concert in Australia.

Jessica Bloom was perfectly placed among the 21,000 screaming fans inside Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on February 7 to grab a well-timed selfie with the Born To Run singer.

The smiling astrophysicist grabbed the star’s attention as he got closer to the crowd by clambering onto a chair, with Springsteen spotting the camera and posing for a memorable photo. 

“He came into the crowd and I just jumped onto a chair and he was singing at me, so I took a quick selfie!” she explained.

Bruce Springsteen in concert. Photo: Reuters
Bruce Springsteen in concert. Photo: Reuters

She told The Huffington Post Australia: “It was such an incredible moment … It was nuts.”

Ms Bloom, a PhD student at Sydney University, posted the photo on Instagram, along with the caption: “Selfie with The Boss”.

One fan called it “the selfie of the year”, while another added: “You just won the internet. Beautiful photo!”

“The planets aligned for this one,” commented another. “Best. Selfie. EVER!!!” said another comment.

Another Springsteen fan also captured the moment the photo was taken and posted it on social news site Reddit.

“My first Springsteen concert and I was blown away. Was not expecting that level of energy from a 67-year-old!” explained user Kritof.

“No break between songs, [threw] his guitar at the roadie while a song died down, [gets] a new guitar, [launches] straight away into a ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR, and another high energy performance. 3 hours with no intermission, what a beast!”

Springsteen, who is currently touring Australia and New Zealand with the E Street Band, later thanked fans who attended for “two incredible nights” at the Sydney venue.

Telegraph.co.uk

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