Concert by Minneapolis 8-year-old goes viral, draws hundreds

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/CNN) — A handmade sign led to a musical milestone for a Minneapolis boy.

When eight-year-old Dylan Spoering put up the sign in his front yard a few days ago, a neighbor saw it and posted the information on Facebook.

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“There was a sign in the front yard, and I took a photo of it, put it on Facebook, and somehow it turned into this crazy viral thing,” said neighbor Thomas Rehbein.

By showtime on Saturday, more than 400 people showed up to hear Spoering play, despite the rainy weather. The event was also streamed live online.

“I just wanted to play for people, just wanted to play for free and now I’m famous,” Spoering said.

“He’d wake up at 4 in the morning and ask, ‘Can I go in front of the house and stop people and tell them about the concert?'” his father said.

“When people see something that’s really cute and heartwarming, people from different walks of life can get behind, I can see how it took off,” Rehbein said.

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