What could be better for a Bruce Springsteen fan than getting the perfect selfie with the Boss? Just ask the expert, Eliza Sollers.
The slow-motion video of the 13-year-old caught on camera during the April 20 concert in Baltimore is going viral.
In the video Sollers has her phone ready, Springsteen gets closer, puts his arm around her neck to pose, she grabs his hand, she snaps the selfie and her reaction is priceless.
“I was hoping to get him out of the corner of the picture but he came up and gave me a hug from behind, which was amazing,” Sollers said today during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Sollers, of Lutherville, Maryland, said she shook Springsteen’s hand the first time he came around but then thought of a better idea thanks to a fellow Springsteen fan.
“A girl next to us got a selfie and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I have to get a selfie with him if he comes around again,’ which usually doesn’t happen,” Sollers explained. “But he came around again and I just kind of kneeled down and I was ready and I didn’t even look back. I was just ready to get a selfie with him.”
Sollers called the moment that Springsteen hugged her “amazing.” The teenager said she inherited her love of the New Jersey rocker from her dad.
“Springsteen songs are basically his soundtrack to life so they’re always playing in the car and around the house so they’re pretty much engraved into my head,” Sollers said. “Of course I like Bruce.”
Sollers called “Thunder Road” her favourite Springsteen song.