Have you ever scrambled to find the perfect reason for skipping a day of school, university or work? This kid put jamming with Bruce Springsteen on his list of excuses.
A teenage boy held up a sign at Springsteen concert in Brisbane on Thursday saying he had "missed school", was in the sh**t, and if he could play "growin' up" with the 67-year-old rock star.
"Do you know the song," Springsteen asked.
"Yes!" the boy answered.
He was from run-of-the-mill truant to rock-star in seconds, hopping up on stage and immediately strumming Growin' Up. He didn't have bad pipes either, belting out the tune while sharing a microphone with Springsteen.
Springsteen seemed to love it, and didn't miss an opportunity to dispense some musical wisdom.
"Before we continue," Springsteen said. "A lesson."
When I was your age I brought my first guitar, and I realised, it wasn't how well you played it, but how good you looked doing it."
"So I go in front of the mirror trying out different poses."
It was a bloody impressive effort for a high school kid ... so his teachers mustn't be that mad.