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Bruce Springsteen & Jessica Springsteen; ‘Dancing in the Dark, Paris France 04/07/2012

Bruce Springsteen Dancing with his Daughter Jessica, enjoy!

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World’s Coolest Dad? Bruce Springsteen Drags Daughter Jessica Onstage For A Dance In Front Of 10,000 Fans

The Boss is famous for bringing fans up on stage for his iconic hit song Dancing in the Dark.

But thousands of fans in Paris got a special treat on Thursday night when the esteemed rocker pulled his 20-year-old daughter Jessica from the audience to share a dance with her 62-year-old Dad.

And while some daughters might find it embarrassing to dance with their father in front of 10,000 people, Jessica looked to be having a ball.

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Still on top: A fit looking Bruce Springsteen played for more than three-and-a-half hours during his Thursday night concert, the second of two Paris shows on his current Wrecking Ball Tour Still on top: A fit looking Bruce Springsteen played for more than three-and-a-half hours during his Thursday night concert, the second of two Paris shows on his current Wrecking Ball Tour

 

Having a ball: Springsteen pulled his 20-year-old daughter Jessica on stage during a rendition of his iconic hit song Dancing in the Dark Having a ball: Springsteen pulled his 20-year-old daughter Jessica on stage during a rendition of his iconic hit song Dancing in the Dark

The second of Springsteen’s three children, Jessica smiled and laughed when her famous Dad pulled her onstage before screaming fans at the Palais Omnisports Bercy arena in Paris.

The pretty brunette was dressed casually in blue jeans, fawn ankle boots and a loose white cotton blouse.

And in a sweet wardrobe match-up, Jessica wore a black vest to match her father’s.

 

Rock waltz: Father and daughter looked to be having a great time as they danced before 10,000 fans
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Rock waltz: Father and daughter looked to be having a great time as they danced before 10,000 fans

Daddy's little girl: After their dance, Bruce carried his daughter back to her place in the audienceDaddy’s little girl: After their dance, Bruce carried his daughter back to her place in the audience

The 20-year-old, who is an accomplished equestrian, appeared more than happy to be waltzed around the stage by a fit and energetic Springsteen, who was giving the second of his Paris concerts for his Wrecking Ball Tour.

Dancing in the Dark was the last song written for Springsteen’s hit 1984 record Born in the U.S.A.

It was the song that made future Friends actress Courtney Cox famous when she appeared in the video made for the hit track.

Echoing the music video, the song’s outro for concerts is traditionally extended while Springsteen searches the front rows of the audience for a woman to pull up onstage and dance with.

Being pulled on stage became quite the prize for the female faithful, but Springsteen’s daughter Jessica has no plans to become a stage performer.

Energetic: Springsteen crowd surfed during the Apollo MedlyEnergetic: Springsteen crowd surfed during the Apollo Medly

She is a champion horse rider, who has been riding since she was 15 and is on the reserve list to represent the USA at the 2012 Olympics.

When the song finished on Thursday night, Springsteen carried his daughter back to her place in the crowd where the rest of his family was watching.

His mother and mother-in-law were also at the show, as well as his sister Park.

Known for his long and energetic performances, the Born in the USA singer gave a show lasting three hours and 27 minutes on Thursday night, and even crowd surfed during the Apollo Medley.

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The Springsteen Family: Off Limits?

Our recent post citing a babble.com item about Jessica Springsteen and her famous dad drew a lot of interest — including this response from Friend of Blogness Maria on our Facebook page:Can I just say that I find this a little silly? Surely this wasn’t posted because Jessica Springsteen is a promising equestrian, but because this promising equestrian is “the daughter of.”

If Bruce Springsteen is on stage, sure: all bets are off. Post about HIS career all you like. But when he’s off stage: let not only him enjoy his free time, but above all: let his kids have him all to themselves.

Once you start a Blogness on the Edge of Equestrian: fine. But that’s not what this Blogness is about, is it?
It’s a great response, and speaks to something I’ve grappled with since I started this blog — when is it appropriate to veer from the professional into the personal when it comes to Springsteen coverage? His wife’s in the band, of course, but should kids be off limits? How about coverage of personal situations like Springsteen’s mention in a New Jersey woman’s divorce suit last year?

Sometimes (as in the case of the divorce story) it’s almost impossible to ignore, even if it’s just to note the coverage stories like that get around the Web. (A Springsteen affair accusation will always get more press than an album rumor — so much for the biased liberal media!) Other times, when it involves family vacation pictures or other personal situations, I tend to feel a little stalkerish. (Full disclosure: Posts about Evan, Sam and Jessica Springsteen get TONS of traffic. Hmm … That probably makes it even more stalkerish.)

The general guidelines I’ve set up are, if the people know they’re being filmed and seem to be happy about it (or are on stage or a similar public setting, obviously), I might make a mention; if it looks like it was shot surreptitiously or is invasive, no way. But is that the way to go? Tell me in the comments and take the poll below.

Bruce Cheers On Daughter Jessica Springsteen at Equestrian Event

Bruce Springsteen was spotted over the weekend cheering on his daughter, Jessica Springsteen, at the Old Salem Grand Prix, at Old Salem Farm in New York. Apparently, that’s some sort of equestrian horse race thingy, which is completely out of my wheelhouse of knowledge. Until now, that is. Because now that I know that this is how the Boss spends his weekends, I will be packing my husband and kids in the car and heading out to these events faster than you can say “Thunder Road.”

In all seriousness, I wouldn’t say I am THE biggest Springsteen fan on the planet. I’ve only been to a couple of dozen Bruce shows, which is a minor commitment compared to that made by other people. And while I did consider naming my daughter Wendy, Mary, Sandy, Candy, Kitty or Janey—I didn’t actually do it. Yes, I have several photos of the man hanging in my living room. But who says grown women don’t tack up posters of rock stars on their walls? Where is that written in stone?

More photos of Bruce Springsteen doing what he does best, looking way cooler than the rest of us—oh, and cheering on his kid—on the next page. And yes, I probably included more photos than I needed to. You’re welcome.