“A woman snapped and stabbed her partner to death after he objected to her listening to Bruce Springsteen music, a court has been told.”
Perhaps the fact my wife and I are heading to two Springsteen concerts this weekend made me a bit more attentive to that news article. Fortunately, though, it wasn’t my wife who brought it to my attention as added incentive to make sure we get to both shows in Omaha and St. Paul.
According to the article, the Australian woman suffered a “brain snap” and stabbed the man with a kitchen knife after he said he didn’t want to listen to a Springsteen CD. The knife punctured his aorta and esophagus. When arrested, she supposedly told police, “I mean, who the hell doesn’t like Bruce Springsteen, for God’s sake?”
While I understand her indignant question, it’s not grounds for assault, let alone homicide. She better hope authorities allow her to take some Springsteen CDs with her as she serves her eight-year sentence for manslaughter. I know, though, that it is extremely doubtful I will utter the phrase, “Maybe we shouldn’t go” between now and the conclusion of Sunday’s St. Paul show.
Over nothing you end up on the wrong end of someone’s knife
“Brothers Under the Bridge,” Bruce Springsteen, Tracks