Patrick Pipino, a Ben and Jerry’s franchise owner in Saratoga Springs, NY, wanted to take his daughters Isabelle, 12, and Sarah, 7, to their first Bruce Springsteen concert.
Springsteen is infamous for taking the state up to an hour late, just as he is also famous for playing for three to four hours, so the concert went very late into the evening and it’s just really hard for a couple of young children to get up for school after a late night out.
Bruce was performing at The Times Union Center in Albany on Monday night.
So, Pipino wrote a notes for them asking that they be excused, comparing the Boss to another, rather otherworldly, Boss:
New York father Patrick Pipino writes letter to excuse his daughter for being tardy to school. Great excuse to me!! pic.twitter.com/aDUqD9yJqs
— Jennifer Feldman (@jenniferfeldman) February 9, 2016