Springsteen to Detroit: "Hello, Ohio!" - NBC Connecticut

Springsteen to Detroit: "Hello, Ohio!"

Boss suffers "Spinal Tap" moment on stage



    Learn How Doctors Are Treating Elbow Injuries With Metal Prosthetics
    Getty Images
    Bruce Springsteen got lost on the way to Detroit.

    Rock legend Bruce Springsteen pulled a “Spinal Tap” in front of a packed crowd in Michigan on Friday, repeatedly forgetting what state he was in when making opening shout-outs.

    "Hello, Ohio!” he yelled to the masses at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Detroit Free Press reports.

    The Boss then repeated the gaffe a few more times until, finally, guitarist Steven Van Zandt appeared to whisper a correction in his ear.

    “I’m all right,” the “visibly self-conscious” rocker said afterward. “That is every front man’s nightmare.”

    No worries. The Detroit crowd forgave him and Springsteen later  treated fans to a full run-though of the “Born to Run” album, the Free Press reports.

    Springsteen’s certainly not the first star to mix up his tour itinerary on stage, a rock cliché lampooned in the faux documentary “This is Spinal Tap!” when a band member yells out “Hello, Cleveland!” heading into a Chicago show.

    Earlier this year, a crowd in Manchester, U.K. booed Britney Spears after she opened a set by shouting out “What up, London?”

    Rapper Kanye West also once lamented his own “Spinal Tap” moment after mistaking Sacramento for Seattle.

    "I can't believe I bust a spinal tap! It's no excuse for this I wish I could sink in a black whole [sic]," West wrote on his blog at the time.