Springsteen fed his hungry heart on Suffolk Street last night
There have been plenty of sightings of Bruce Springsteen around Dublin, as ‘The Boss’ floats around doing the typical American tourist thing.
Bruce Springsteen may be one of the all-time great musicians and thousands of fans flocked to see him for his two concerts in the RDS this week, but that doesn’t mean the twenty-time Grammy Award winner doesn’t enjoy a nice burger by himself like the rest of us.
Springsteen was spotted in Counter Burger on Suffolk Street last night munching on one of the establishment's gourmet burgers without too much security.
Bruce Springsteen in Counter Burger (Picture Credit: Laila McDonald)
It follows on from the night before when he went for a few pints in his favourite bar The Long Hall on South Great George’s Street.
Springsteen is known for being a champion of blue collar workers, in the states and it’s great to see that he lives up to that reputation when abroad too, keeping things simple unlike some superstars that come to Dublin.
Indeed in the past Springsteen has always said he felt at home in Ireland as people don’t bother him as much as in other countries. He probably should feel at home given that it was uncovered during the week that his great-great granny hails from Mullingar, meaning that he joins other famous musicians with links to the midland's town like the late Joe Dolan and Niall Horan from One Direction.
His concert the week prior in London had been abruptly cut, with a curfew being put into force and Springsteen’s mic cut. Fortunately the crowds in Dublin got as many encores as the wanted from Bruce and the E-Street band, who play notoriously long marathon concerts.
There was probably no danger of the mic being cut during the week, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is a fan and went along to see him play, as did other VIPs like Steven Speilberg and Daniel Day-Lewis and legendary NBA coach Pat Riley.
Counter Burger is known for its massive burgers and let’s hope ‘The Boss’ had his ‘Hungry Heart’ well fed.