by Emily Luxen
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As thousands packed into Bridgestone Arena for Bruce Springsteen's sold out concert, one Belmont University graduate did what she could to stand out from the crowd.
"I hope he notices me," said Bridget Joyce, as she held up a florescent pink sign that read "Bridget and Bruce." "I'm really excited."
For Joyce, the appearance at Bridgestone Arena was the grand finale of a four year quest to meet and sing with her idol, Bruce Springsteen. Joyce started a blog about Springsteen's music titled "Bridget and Bruce" in hopes of getting his attention.
"I've posted a lot more recently because I knew he was coming to Nashville, I wanted to keep my name out there and people interested," said Joyce.
Joyce said she has loved Springsteen's music her entire life, and as a music major at Belmont University, her respect for him only continued to grow.
"I heard somebody say he has his hand on the heartbeat of America," said Joyce. "I think that's the case."
On the blog she shares what Springsteen's songs mean to her, and also offers her own recordings of many of his hits.
"It was a real project for me," said Joyce. "Covering his songs was like a master class for me. I learned a lot."
Over the years, Joyce said she has gained followers and received a lot of positive feedback. She said her quest won't be complete until she sings with Springsteen.
"It was definitely worth it," said Joyce. "I met a lot of great people through the blog. If I could meet him, it wouldn't be the icing on the cake. It would be the cake more so than the icing," laughed Joyce.
As long as Springsteen keeps touring, Joyce said she will keep blogging.
You can check out her blog, here.