It would be the thrill of a lifetime for any Bruce Springsteen fan but 10-year old Halle Tator is taking her on-stage debut, singing with the Boss, all in stride.
Ever since Courtney Cox was pulled on stage by Springsteen in his "Dancing in the Dark" video, the Boss' fans have dreamed of their own moment in the spotlight with their musical hero. So Halle Tator from Thornhill, Ontario is one lucky little girl.
The Toronto Star says Halle had front row tickets with her mom, dad and brother and made up a homemade sign that read, "It's my first show, I'm Waitin' on a Sunny Day." Her dad says he know that the Boss sometimes invites kids on stage to sing a few bars of the song. So he helped Halle rehearse for weeks before the show.
About two hours into the concert, Springsteen pointed at her and smiled, then came running toward her and pulled her up on stage. As 40,000 fans cheered her on, she belted out the chorus of "Waitin' on a Sunny Day" with the Boss by her side.
Halle's dad, Sender, a huge Springsteen fan tells The Star, “It’s like he honed in on her, like he had a mission.”
As she sang, the Boss urged her on, her dad says, "“He kept saying, ‘Keep going, you’re good, keep going . . . you’re a good singer, keep going.’”
Sender tells CTV, “Bruce is my absolute hero.” “I’ve been trying to bring his music into our home, and into my daughter’s and son’s lives since they were very young.” But he says he never dreamed that one day his daughter would be on-stage singing a duet with Springsteen.
He says his little girl is something of a celebrity now, “As we were leaving the concert people said to Halle, ‘You’re the girl that sang with Springsteen.’”