Joe Sib is not only the co-founder of Side One Dummy but he's also a comedian in his spare time. Recently at the label's "Storytellers" show, he recounted the first time he met Bruce Springsteen. Check it out in the replies.
That was pretty funny. I remember SOD being one of my favorite labels back in the day, mostly due to all their awesome compilations. I wonder how Bruce would react meeting Joe now, after signing Gaslight Anthem and their obvious Springsteen influence.
Great vid. I had a similar experience meeting Bruce backstage at the Starland ballroom at a bad religion show around his Magic tour. He was there with his kids who were BR fans and Bruce was the nicest dude. Granted, I didn't get to have dinner w/ him & The Edge but I can relate to Joe's shock & excitement meeting Bruce!