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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-09-19

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their boss.
The Detroit show will mark concert
No. 113 for Meisner, of Huntington
Woods, and brings his total costs for this
hen Carol and Adam
fixation to "tens of thousands of dollars."
Kellman of Beverly Hills
Meisner, now in his late 40s, first got
celebrate their fifth wed-
hooked on Springsteen during his days
ding anniversary next
as a concert promoter.
month, they will have reason to toast
After he saw Springsteen at Hill
rocker Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen,
Auditorium
in Ann Arbor in 1975,
who performs at Detroit's Comerica
Meisner
brought
him back to the
Park on Sunday.
Detroit
area
within
two weeks for anoth-
The couple's fateful meeting took
er
performance.
place 12 years before their official first
Before long, Meisner joined "the cult."
date during a Springsteen concert in
During one tour, he traveled from city
Syracuse, N.Y., where Carol was in col-
to city, taking in 28 shows in 35 days.
lege.
"Bruce is the greatest live performer,
Carol's brother, videographer Jeff
guitarist
and songwriter of our time,"
Schoenberg, a Springsteen fan, con-
Meisner
said.
vinced Adam, then a medical student in
Meisner has been in the front row and
Chicago, to take a road trip to Syracuse
backstage, and he once dined with
University for the concert.
Springsteen and his band at the once
They went to the show. And then
famous Lindell A.C. hamburger joint in
Carol and Adam lost touch, but they
Detroit.
never stopped asking Schoenberg about
But his favorite story is more touch-
each other.
ing.
While in Cleveland for Springsteen's
"I would ask my brother about
acoustic tour, Meisner ran into the per-
Adam," Carol said. "He would say, 'He
former, who asked where Meisner's
is probably married off.'"
friend, Nelson Burg, was. Meisner
Added Schoenberg, a Birmingham
explained that Burg, his fellow groupie,
resident, "Even when Adam was dating
had died from liver cancer.
someone, he would say, 'How's your sis?
That night, during the second encore,
She was cute. I liked her.'"
Springsteen
said, "I want to play a song
Six years ago, Carol and Adam met
for Mort and his best friend, who is up
once again — and this time for keeps.
there." He played "No Retreat. No
They were married within a year.
Surrender."
"If it hadn't been for Springsteen,
"As much as I've always loved him,
Adam and I might never have met,"
that
just crystallized and solidified what
Carol said.
a
great,
caring and good person Bruce
Just as Springsteen helped kindle the
was,"
Meisner
said. "He is so into his
passion between Carol and Adam, he
fans. He is the most regular superstar
has attracted countless devoted fans,
I've ever met."
some of who follow him from city to
In more recent years, family life has
city in cult-like fashion.
slowed
Meisner's ability to travel with
And, when Springsteen takes on
the
tour,
but it hasn't diminished his
Detroit this weekend, several of his most
enthusiasm.
At press time, he was still
diligent fans, among them media con-
trying
to
upgrade
his 11th-row floor
sultant Mort Meisner, sports radio host
seats for Sunday's concert.
Mike "Stoney" Stone and administrative
Marriage and a set of toddler twin
law judge David Peltz, will be there
girls
haven't slowed 40-something
cheering him on.
Stone's
zeal for the superstar either.
Fans just can't seem to get enough of
Stone estimates he has seen more than
80 concerts since he first got hooked on
Kimberly Lifton is a Huntington
Springsteen at age 14 after hearing the
Woods-based freelance write):

KIMBERLY LIFTON
Special to the Jewish News

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