It was on September 12, 2016, that the news broke, with what had been rumors all summer long.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN was to release his long awaiting self autobiography, “BORN TO RUN”
and there would be a book signing tour, with among many cities, a stop at Barnes and Noble
at the Los Angeles Fairfax Market (The Grove) on Monday October 3, 2016.

Though the book would be pre-signed and handed out, each fan that waited in line
also were to get the very indeed rare chance to have a personal picture taken and
an ever so brief “meet and greet” with the legendary Bruce Springsteen himself.

IT WAS INDEED VERY SOON ABOUT TO BE GLORY DAYS!

Arriving on Saturday October 1st at 4:00am, approximately 56 hours before the scheduled
signing, I was second in line. Though at first the rules and how the line-up was to begin
proceed was as a bit unknown by both the folks at the book store and the security of The Grove,
it was the LAPD that confirmed the means in which what would eventually be a line of over
1200 people should be best maintained. In other words, the LAPD had a working plan,
already beforehand. Big thanks to the LAPD at having a system and a plan.

Thus, the lining up began:

It was cold at night, very damp and cold on the west side of Los Angeles:

With the LAPD’s encouragement and being on our side, it was warm during the day:

Along the way I got to see old friends and make some new friends
(Duggan, Jason, Kimberly, and Sandy along with many on Facebook):

The line was growing and growing and growing as the fans were allowed to enter the store:

TO BE CONTINUED: WORK IN PROGRESS…