Dad blames daughter’s tardiness on Bruce Springsteen concert

Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Robert Altman /Invision/AP)
Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Robert Altman /Invision/AP)

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (WTEN/WFLA) — A dad in Saratoga Springs, New York took the honest route explaining to his daughter’s school why she would be late on Tuesday.

Patrick Pipino, his wife and two daughters attended the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert on Monday night.

Photo: WTEN
Photo: WTEN

The concert went on until nearly midnight, which kept fans up and rocking throughout the night. Pipino, a Springsteen superfan, came up with a funny way to tell his daughter’s teacher why she would be late.

“The school office staff thought it was funny, and they thought the letter was honest,” he said.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t share the plan with my wife, and there’s a very good chance I could be divorced when she gets out of school today,” he joked.

But Pipino said taking his 12-year-old daughter Isabelle to the concert was educational moment.

“When you can see an American icon, someone that’s a master at their craft perform on stage, it’s no different from going to a museum,” he said.

Isabelle said she got home around 1 a.m., and she usually goes to bed around 8:30 p.m. When she woke up extremely tired Tuesday morning, her father started typing up the letter for both his daughters.

Not surprised by her father’s Springsteen-inspired move, Isabelle said the well-known singer is a valid excuse.

“It’s pretty cool because we don’t miss any Bruce Springsteen concerts when he’s here,” she said.

Even though her teachers thought the letter was funny, Isabelle was still marked tardy. But Isabelle said the concert was well worth staying up past her bedtime.

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