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The Boss and Beatle get cut off

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.eonline.com/news/330426/...mccartney-s-surprise-duet-cut-short-by-curfew

    Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney's Surprise Duet Cut Short by Curfew

    In this case, it was a Hyde Park freeze-out.

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band pulled out all the stops for U.K. fans in London's famed green space on Saturday night during a gig at the Hard Rock Calling Festival when they invited fellow rock legend Paul McCartney to join them onstage for an encore of some Beatles tunes.

    Trouble is the Boss didn't bother to run it by promoters, who had a strict curfew to enforce.

    Telling the record crowd of 76,000 that he'd been waiting 50 years to do this, New Jersey's favorite son brought the former moptop up for a rollicking run through "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Twist and Shout." But alas, little did Springsteen realize that by then the show was blowing past its scheduled 10:30 p.m. end time.

    Consequently, according to the Guardian, just as he and McCartney were about to launch into yet another ditty, instead of letting the all-star jam play out, concert organizers shut it down entirely, cutting power to his microphone.
  2. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Ridiculous.
  3. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    It was 10:30pm the Brits needed a proper night's sleep. :zzz:
  4. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    Stuck up Brit: "Cheerio, good fellow! Wot Wot." Apparently that really means, "Screw you, pal! Not Not."

    Guess I can understand their superiority issues in trying to shut America's Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen down — never happen in the USA — but to disrespect their very own... Sir Paul McCartney, too?

    Curfew or not, is there no sense of decorum left among the wealthy living next to Hyde Park?

    Why those petty, highfalutin Brit bastidges! :D

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