Bruce Springsteen ‘smelled fantastic’ and made fans ‘melt’ at Freehold book signing

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Bruce Springsteen returned to his hometown of Freehold to celebrate the release of his tell-all memoir, Born to Run” by meeting fans at the local Barnes and Noble Tuesday. The event was a fantastic experience for fans to get up close and personal with the legend.

Greetings from Freehold, NJ!

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This family met Bruce without having anyone pass out, which was totally a dream come true for them! Good job, Dad.

My dad didn't pass out. Dreams do come true💫 #theboss #BRUCE 🎸🎤

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Jersey girls love Springsteen!

Just a Jersey Girl posing with The Boss

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We love this fan’s rocker-chic look, complete with combat boots and a black and red flannel.

Dreams do come true. Thank you to The Boss! #bruce #starstruck 🎶☄✨🎸😍

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This fan’s parents met at a Bruce concert in 1985, so it’s true that she literally would not be here without him!

My parents met at a Bruce concert in 1985, so I literally wouldn't be here without him

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Apparently Bruce even smells fantastic! Good to know.

Of course, Bruce’s wife Patti and his friends Liberty Ross and her new husband music legend Jimmy Iovine came, too!

If you’re born in the Garden State, you’re pretty much born a Bruce fan.

These super cool parents let their kids skip school to meet Bruce!

"skipped some school… acted real cool"🎶🎸

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There really isn’t a better time to rock a band tee than when going to meet Bruce Springsteen.

I guess you could say I was born in the USA 💙❤

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This fan stayed very casual about the fact that she just met one of her favorites.

Bruce told this woman that she looks great and we agree!

Friends who meet Bruce Springsteen together stick together.

One of the happiest days of our lives!!! Love our Bruceeee😘😘@loudon27 @wendylyn22

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Did the coolest 10 seconds of your life even count if you didn’t post it on Instagram? The answer is no.

The coolest 10 seconds of my life. Thanks Bruce!

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This book signing truly was an incredible experience!

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