Bruce Springsteen shouts out Pittsburgh (in Cleveland)

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Why is Cleveland such a confusing city for rock and roll stars? First, Spinal Tap couldn't find the stage, and now, Bruce Springsteencouldn't tell where he was.

The Boss had a bit of a goof-up last night (Feb. 23) at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio when he accidentally shouted out to Pittsburgh on stage.

"Party noises Pittsburgh," he exclaimed. "And Cleveland, too!"

Perhaps the presence of Pittsburgh musician Joe Gruschecky -- leader of The Houserockers -- caused the slip-up. Longtime Springsteen fans know of the musical friendship between the two artists. Springsteen produced the band's American Babylon record, penning two songs and playing on several tracks. Gruschecky joined the E Street Band to play guitar for the anthem, "Born to Run."

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American musician Bruce Springsteen plays at the Trenton War Memorial, Trenton, New Jersey, November 1974. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)
American musician Bruce Springsteen plays at the Trenton War Memorial, Trenton, New Jersey, November 1974. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)
Singer Bruce Springsteen walking down Sunset Strip with his hands in the pockets of his leather jacket, 1975. He is in Los Angeles to promote his album Born To Run. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
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American musician Bruce Springsteen plays at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 26, 1978. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1983: Bruce Springsteen circa 1983 in New York City. (Photo by Laura/IMAGES/Getty Images)
American rock singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen stands onstage, holding an electric guitar at his side during a concert, 1980s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
**FILE PHOTO**LANDOVER, MD - AUG. 25: Opening night of Bruce Springsteen's four sold-out concerts at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD on Aug. 25, 1984. (Photo by Lucian Perkins/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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10/02/1985: Bruce Springsteen performs during the last show of the 1985 'Born in the U.S.A. Tour'. (Photo by Bob Riha Jr/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1984: Bruce Springsteen circa 1984 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Images/Getty Images)
Bruce Springsteen performing at the CNE Stadium in Toronto, Canada on July 24, 1984. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
American Bruce Springsteen performs, on June 29, 1985 in La Courneuve, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO MICHEL GANGNE (Photo credit should read MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images)
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American Bruce Springsteen performs, on October 10, 1988 during an Amnesty International concert Abidjan. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Rock music superstars Sting (L) and Bruce Springsteen perform together, on September 19, 1988 during the finale of the first US leg of the Amnesty International concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The world wide tour is trying to bring attention to human rights abuses throughoutthe world. AFP PHOTO LUKE FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 1: Singer Bruce Springsteen holds his four Grammy awards 01 March 1995 for Song of the Year, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Song Written specifically for a Motion Picture or Tv for his song 'Streets of Philadelphia.' (COLOR KEY: Awards are gold) (Photo credit should read DAN GROSHONG/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Bruce Springsteen Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on November 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
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All was forgiven, as the E Street Band rewarded the audience with a stellar show, including a blistering version of "Youngstown" that included an intense Nils Lofgren guitar solo. Springsteen also gave the rock and roll city a treat---a tour premiere of "Growin' Up." For added fun, Springsteen invited a young guitarist on stage to play guitar on "Dancing in the Dark."

So why the confusion? Terrie Carr, programming and music director of 105.5 WDHA in New Jersey, said Springsteen's slip-up is merely a casualty of touring.

"I have seen his happen frequently and I completely believe it to be a touring moment...;especially on long tours, tours that dates are rescheduled or that are geographically piled on top of one another," she said. "I have heard tons of bands call New Jersey New York, including The Rolling Stones. Guns N' Roses called New Jersey 'Philly', and a few Boston references as well."

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