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Bruce Springsteen fans pay £200,000 to eat lasagne with The Boss

By Ella Alexander

While we don’t doubt the value of having dinner with Bruce Springsteen, two fans were so keen to eat lasagne at his house they paid a mighty $300,000 each for the privilege.

The sum will go to a worthy cause - the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps injured servicemen and their families when they return home.

Springsteen started off the annual Stand Up For Heroes event by playing an acoustic set, then offering the instrument to the highest bidder.

When bidding reached $60,000, he threw in a guitar lesson, which someone offered $250,000 for. At this point, he offered up a lasagne dinner at his house, a ride around the block in the sidecar of his motorbike and the shirt off of his back.

Bidding reached $300,000 between two clearly die-hard fans, who agreed to both pay the agreed amount and split the prize in two. Let’s hope that lasagne is home-made.

The event raised more than $1 million, with Springsteen's packages making up over half of the contributions.

Source: Independent

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