On Tuesday, after Bruce Springsteen’s birthday gig in the swamps of Jersey, A.M. Saddler, one of the photographers at the concert, went on a search. An internet search no less, equipped with a photograph, words, and over 1000 twitter followers.


His quest was to locate a woman who was stage left that night, wearing red nail polish, a pink pit wristband with the number 0616, and more importantly was holding Bruce’s hand during the opening song; “Out In the Street.” Would the vagabond performance photographer be successful? How long would this quest take? How may retweets would it require? Does the six degrees of separation exist in the twitterverse?


Happily in under 24 hours, through the help of twitter, the E Street Nation, Facebook and message board posts, the woman with the red nail polish was found. As the story goes, Janice Ball, who was number 0669 on that fateful day in Jersey, located the person wearing pit bracelet 0619, who in turn knew number 0616; the women with the red polish.


The lucky woman with the beautifully manicured fingernails now has a wonderful memento of Bruce’s 63rd Birthday Party in Jersey. As she explained in her email to A.M. Saddler:


WOW.


Someone had emailed me an hour or so ago saying a photographer had a picture of Bruce holding my hand and was looking for me, and I had a great laugh, thinking it was a joke because my facebook status said my hand was in a lot of pictures with Bruce, but none of the hand hold or anything else. And then she sends me the link, and literally I started screaming the minute I saw your photo. The rubber bracelet you mentioned was one given to me Friday night by a friend, it says Wrecking Ball Tour 2012. I tossed it on with the rest of my black bracelets ;-) Below is a picture of what I was wearing on my wrist that night – including the coveted wristband! – so you know I’m not pulling your leg. I’ve seen Bruce over 60 times since 1980, and while my #1 bucket list item is to have my picture taken with him, this is going to be as good as it gets – and it’s DAMN good!!!


YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY. No – scratch that, it’s so much more – this is AMAZING, I am feeling everything you wrote about, this is one hell of a keepsake of a moment that made my knees go weak, and I am so happy and thankful you reached out to the Bruce community to find me. I swear I am just about speechless….


xxxxx- aka “#0616″


Having been in that position, Night 1 at Metlife (ok I admit, I had my hands on Bruce’s thigh, my friend Joy was holding hands with The Boss) I know having picture proof of the hand holding would make me smile, post the picture on every social network site I subscribe too, write a blog post about it, and make the remembrance of that day even more special. Kudos to A.M. Saddler for putting that smile on a women with beautifully manicured fingernails, and letting those of us on Twitter join in the search.



On Tuesday, after Bruce Springsteen’s birthday gig in the swamps of Jersey, A.M. Saddler, one of the photographers at the concert, went on a search. An internet search no less, equipped with a photograph, words, and over 1000 twitter followers.


His quest was to locate a woman who was stage left that night, wearing red nail polish, a pink pit wristband with the number 0616, and more importantly was holding Bruce’s hand during the opening song; “Out In the Street.” Would the vagabond performance photographer be successful? How long would this quest take? How may retweets would it require? Does the six degrees of separation exist in the twitterverse?


Happily in under 24 hours, through the help of twitter, the E Street Nation, Facebook and message board posts, the woman with the red nail polish was found. As the story goes, Janice Ball, who was number 0669 on that fateful day in Jersey, located the person wearing pit bracelet 0619, who in turn knew number 0616; the women with the red polish.


The lucky woman with the beautifully manicured fingernails now has a wonderful memento of Bruce’s 63rd Birthday Party in Jersey. As she explained in her email to A.M. Saddler:


WOW.


Someone had emailed me an hour or so ago saying a photographer had a picture of Bruce holding my hand and was looking for me, and I had a great laugh, thinking it was a joke because my facebook status said my hand was in a lot of pictures with Bruce, but none of the hand hold or anything else. And then she sends me the link, and literally I started screaming the minute I saw your photo. The rubber bracelet you mentioned was one given to me Friday night by a friend, it says Wrecking Ball Tour 2012. I tossed it on with the rest of my black bracelets ;-) Below is a picture of what I was wearing on my wrist that night – including the coveted wristband! – so you know I’m not pulling your leg. I’ve seen Bruce over 60 times since 1980, and while my #1 bucket list item is to have my picture taken with him, this is going to be as good as it gets – and it’s DAMN good!!!


YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY. No – scratch that, it’s so much more – this is AMAZING, I am feeling everything you wrote about, this is one hell of a keepsake of a moment that made my knees go weak, and I am so happy and thankful you reached out to the Bruce community to find me. I swear I am just about speechless….


xxxxx- aka “#0616″


Having been in that position, Night 1 at Metlife (ok I admit, I had my hands on Bruce’s thigh, my friend Joy was holding hands with The Boss) I know having picture proof of the hand holding would make me smile, post the picture on every social network site I subscribe too, write a blog post about it, and make the remembrance of that day even more special. Kudos to A.M. Saddler for putting that smile on a women with beautifully manicured fingernails, and letting those of us on Twitter join in the search.