Bruce Springsteen is no spring chicken.
The Boss, 66, seemed to forget where he was playing Tuesday, when he attempted to further rev up a raucous Cleveland crowd — with shouts of “Party noises, Pittsburgh!”
It’s great to be back in Pittsburgh! I mean Cleveland!
Could there be a more unforgivable offense to the hordes of Steelers-hating Browns fans?
A moment after committing his mistake, Springsteen corrected himself, saying, “And Cleveland too!”
Given the Steelers’ history of dominating the Browns, Springsteen could not have picked a worse city to confuse Cleveland with than Pittsburgh.
“I just saw Joe Grushecky somewhere,” he added, attempting to explain the gaffe by referring to the Steel City rocker.
But the deed was already done, and betrayed fans started commenting on social media as well as inside Quicken Loans Arena.
OMG HE JUST SAID PITTSBURGH. AND CORRECTED TO CLE. HE WILL HAVE TO MAKE UP FOR THAT.
— Stacy (@jukebox65) February 24, 2016
Uh oh – 2 songs into the set Springsteen just encouraged the audience at The Q: “party noises Pittsburgh!” He quickly added Cleveland
— Thomas Williams (@Williams_Vindy) February 24, 2016
Bruce Springsteen is under the distinct impression that he is in Pittsburgh tonight.
— Skippy (@SKIPdaZIP) February 24, 2016
If Cleveland didn’t get a kick out of Springsteen’s misstep, “Simpsons” fans who watched Aerosmith and Spinal Tap make similar blunders likely did.