Brit legend Paul McCartney joined U.S. rocker Bruce Springsteen at the end of Springsteen’s headlining concert in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday night (July 14), but concert organizers pulled the plug on the two for defying the sound curfew, reports the AP.
Apparently, Springsteen had already exceeded the 10:30 p.m. sound curfew by 30 minutes when he welcomed Sir Paul to the stage and the two sang “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Twist and Shout.” And then concert organizers pulled the plug, silencing their microphones and making the singers walk off the stage in silence.
Steve Van Zandt, guitarist for Springsteen’s E-Street Band, wrote on Twitter:
- “Is there just too much fun in the world? We would have been off by 11 if
we’d done one more. On a Saturday night! Who were we disturbing?”
- “The cops got nothing more important to do? How about they go catch some
criminals instead of f***ing with 80,000 people having a good time?”
- “English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn’t
want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney”
- “I’m sorry but I have to be honest I’m pissed. Like I said, it didn’t
ruin the great night. But when I’m jamming with McCartney don’t bug me”