Bruce Springsteen wowed fans in Asbury Park, N.J., on Saturday night when he stepped up onstage unannounced to perform at a Paramount Theater benefit concert.
Tickets for the Light of Day Parkinson's charity show sold out when rumors of a Springsteen appearance spread, and The Boss didn't disappoint. According to Rollingstone.com, after a series of sets from local acts, Garland Jeffreys introduced the rock icon onto the stage and Springsteen performed the songwriter's "Wild in the Streets." Over an hour later, the rocker returned to the spotlight to perform with New Yorker Willie Nile. He then performed "Incident on 57th Street" solo.
He closed out the night by performing with longtime friend Joe Grushecky and his band the House Rockers. The combo performed "Darkness on the Edge of Town," "Atlantic City" and "Johnny 99." The night ended with a jam session of the Springsteen-penned Patti Smith hit "Because the Night" and renditions of "Waiting on a Sunny Day," "Promised Land," "Twist & Shout" and a sing-along of "Thunder Road."