The Boss plays a gig to 2,500 fans in New Jersey, and the owner of the club in which he played claims that his powerful music blew a storm away. Hmmmm...

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN played a surprise show in his native NEW JERSEY on Sunday night (May 27) – and delighted fans by fixing the weather.

The Boss played in front of 2,500 fans at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park on the first anniversary of the club’s reopening. He raced through a greatest hits set and also included a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s ‘Born On The Bayou’.

At the same time a tornado was ripping up trees, battering roofs and causing widespread damage in nearby Manalapan. Club owner Domenic Santana was, according to the New York Post, watching the storm hoping it wouldn’t hit. As it blew away, he said fans believed Springsteen saved the area from disaster by blowing the bad weather away with his powerful music.

“Every time he hits the stage, there’s a storm,” Santana said. “Basically, he chased the tornado and sent it another way.”