Bruce Springsteen gets down and funky in these engagement photos

What is a photo bomber you may ask? Well, we weren’t all that sure either. Thanks to our good friends at, we were able to find the most comprehensive definition. According to their website, a photo bomber is “someone who either intentionally or unintentionally ruins an otherwise normal photo. The ‘photo bomber’ will be doing such things as: making faces, gestures, naked, or getting naked, in a costume, or doing some other equally hilarious action.”

It doesn’t seem like The Boss is doing anything to ruin this couple’s photos… maybe this is his take on guerilla marketing for his new release – The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town?

The day started off innocently enough. New couple Ed Dwyer and Jennifer Smith were walking along the beach in Manasquan, N.J. when the impossible happened. A comet crashing the ocean would have been more plausible than what these two fans were about to witness; sitting by the froth, taking in the waves with a contemplative grin sat the man, the myth, the legend: [lastfm]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm].

Carefully, the couple approached the introspective artist as he sat soaking in the inlet’s beauty. Dwyer happened to be a minstrel himself, swaying along the waves with his two loves: his fiancée and his guitar. Standing next to the legend, he outstretched his instrument, presenting a second-hand peace-offering. The guitar soon ended up in Springsteen’s hands.

According to Dwyer, “I figured if five people are hanging out and one of them is Bruce, he should have the guitar. So I passed it to him. [Bruce Springsteen] was real laid back and cool.”

Springsteen joined in for a short photo session, toting guitar, shades, and good times. With the upcoming documentary revealing the pain-staking process of his 1978 sessions, it is nice to know that The Boss really believes in the everyday man. What other rock star can you think of who would be so kind to treat two fans to such a treat? We can’t think of any. Bruce continually proves himself as a fantastic inspiration on the music-making process, on how to be humble and kind, and most importantly, how to be a professional photo bomber.

Catch THE PROMISE: THE MAKING OF DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, an in-the-studio look at the recording of Bruce Springsteen’s 1978 album, on TUESDAY, OCT. 12 exclusively on HBO.

[Photobombed this article from O’NTD]

  1. robe says:

    With the much-anticipated release of the commemorative box set for Darkness on the Edge of Town slated for this November, Bruce Springsteen’s classic record is getting renewed attention in the music world. Fans are surely hungry for all the historic material they can get from the 1978 recording sessions and subsequent tour.

    For our own preview of what’s to come, we contacted Dick Wingate, who was intimately involved in the launch and marketing of the album and tour. He offers an insider’s view of what the Darkness era meant to Bruce and the band, while painting an often-humorous behind-the-scenes account of some of the tour’s highlights.
    Enjoy, and be check out the book The Light in Darkness, which one fan said, “… would make a great companion piece to the commemorative Darkness box set…”

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