EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Thursday was a record night for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at MetLife Stadium.
The Boss’ concert lasted a whopping four hours, his longest ever in the U.S.READ MORE: Police Respond To Shots Fired At Stop & Shop On Long Island
But to fans Jillian Rabadan and Michael McCloskey, it’s a concert they’ll always remember – for another reason.
“He turned me around, and as soon as I turned around, I just was so emotional and I knew what was happening,” Rabadan told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco.
Knowing he wanted to propose during the song “Jersey Girl,” McCloskey made a sign hoping to catch Springsteen’s attention.
“He does this great thing where he takes signs from the audience for encore suggestions,” McCloskey said.
When McCloskey heard the song, he got down on one knee and proposed to his Jersey girl.READ MORE: Jersey City Schools Staying All Remote Until September
The couple’s special moment didn’t end there.
Springsteen saw what was happening, and the crowd pushed her toward the stage.
“Bruce was amazing,” Rabadan said. “He was so nice, and I can’t believe he did that for us.
“In my wildest dreams I wasn’t expecting to get up there, be handed a mic from Bruce or anything,” McCloskey said.
Once on stage, McCloskey told his girlfriend: “Jill, you’re my best friend. I love you more than anyone else in the world. I love you more than music itself. Hell, I love you more than Bruce. Sorry, Bruce! I’m so happy you said yes, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
“He could have just given us a shout-out or a wave, but he invited us up on stage,” McCloskey said. “He gave us a serenade and a slow dance and a memory that’ll last a lifetime.”MORE NEWS: Police: 6 People Force Their Way Into Bronx Apartment, Tie Up Occupants, Steal $22,000
McCloskey and Rabadan haven’t even had a chance to discuss wedding dates yet, but they do know their first dance as husband and wife will be to a Springsteen song.