After playing for more than three hours, Brucie invited Macca onstage to perform a medley of Beatles classics. Oh, how the crowd rejoiced. Two music legends with 132 years of musical greatness between them. Basically, a once in a lifetime experience.
But it seems Springsteen had exceeded the time limit curfew for the event, as shortly after they'd finished singing "I Saw Her Standing There' and were starting to 'Twist and Shout' the sound was cut. All of a sudden, their choice of first Beatles song turned prophetic, as the stunned crowd could indeed only see them standing there, not hear them.
“It made a slightly bizarre, anti-climatic end to what had been a fantastic show.” said Stephen Robb, a man from the BBC. According to Westminster Council, the concert’s organisers were to blame for the abrupt ending, pulling the plug to protect local residents’ eardrums.
But that didn’t stop a member of Springsteen’s E Street Band pinning the blame elsewhere. "English cops," he tweeted, "may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn't want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney!"
And he’s got a point. Silencing two of the world's biggest ever music stars because of a curfew? We're not talking pub singers here. Not even X Factor winners. And a curfew? They're not teenagers. They don’t wear ASBO bracelets. And this isn't wartime London.
Anyway, Bruce's concerts are legendary for over-running. Since the 70s his gigs have regularly lasted for almost 4 hours with one gig in Tennessee in 1982 allegedly lasting 9 months and 5 days. Rumour has it that a child conceived during the opening song was born during the encore. The concert organisers should have known what they were letting themselves in for. You don't go to a strip club and then complain about the nudity. You just take discrete photos when no one’s looking.
The biggest issue we have with it all though is calling what they do "noise"? Between them, The Boss and Macca have sold over 220 million albums. If that's 'noise', it's the most lucrative noise known to man.
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