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Via Billboard:

An 11-year-old Bruce Springsteen fan who had never played drums in her life got a big break when The Boss called her onto the stage and become part of the action at Tuesday night’s show in Christchurch, New Zealand.


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Hayley Dockrill, who attended the show with her family, was gifted with a sign by a fellow fan prior to the show mentioning U.S. President Donald Trump and drumming, which caught the rocker’s eye.

The sign — which read “I can resist Trump, but I can’t resist Max” — got Springsteen’s attention, and before she knew it, Hayley was onstage drumming alongside Max Weinberg on the iconic track “Dancing In The Dark.”

Hayley’s father, Chris, said it was a surreal moment for his daughter, who not only played in front of 30,000 people, but walked off with a present: a signed drumstick.

“Bruce came along and he just pointed the finger at her, so I lifted her over the security barrier and she ran up to the drum kit and started drumming away,” he told The New Zealand Herald. “It was perfectly in tune, but I don’t know how she did it because we don’t have any musical ability.”

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