Sting - Sting: 'Peter Gabriel & I Stole Springsteen's Clothes For Prank'
Sting has finally revealed how he managed to prank pal Bruce Springsteen on the last night of the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour back in 1988 - when he and Peter Gabriel took the stage in identical gear to The Boss and acted as his shadows.
The trio has been recalling the magical moments on the globe-trotting six-week tour for bonus footage on a new Dvd package, titled Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998, and Springsteen can still remember his friends joining him onstage and mirroring his every move.
He says, "They did a hilarious take-off on me on the last night where everybody dressed as I did and I believe got soaked in spit water and did somersaults (like I did). I didn't know they were doing it and I didn't know where they got the outfits from... It was funny."
And now Sting has cleared up the mystery, adding, "We knew Bruce was gonna be on last, so we went into his dressing room and stole his spare costumes, Peter and I. I looked rather good in it, actually.
"We knew what was gonna happen - we knew Bruce would do his thing; he used to go near the drum kit and get the ice bucket and pour it over himself, so we came out in his costume and did exactly the same thing behind him, like a shadow."
Both Springsteen and Sting acknowledge the six weeks on the road together turned them into lifelong friends.