When US dad, Patrick Pipino's daughter was late for school, he figured honesty was the best policy - they were at a Bruce Springsteen concert.
"Please excuse Isabelle's tardiness to school today," Pipino wrote in the note, which was shared on his Facebook page.
"In the interest of honesty, I feel it my obligation to be straight with all of you as to the reason. Last night Isabelle was lucky enough to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Albany, and darned if he didn't play for three and a half hours."
While acknowledging the excuse might not be good enough, Pipino added how big of deal the Springsteen concert was for them.
"This may not seem like a good excuse, but have you ever wondered how many kids would be late -- or miss school outright -- if God were to suddenly appear, said the note, which was shared on Pipino's Facebook page.
Speaking to ABC news, Pipino said his two daughters, ages 12 and seven, are massive Springsteen fans.
"They both love Bruce Springsteen, and have ever since the older one was only 4 years old. Isabelle would be singing from the back seat and if I had something else on, she would say, 'Dad, can we listen to Springsteen?' Sometimes she would even say, 'Can we listen to old Springsteen?'"
"My wife is a schoolteacher in the district." Pipino added.
"She was mortified by not knowing what her betrothed did."