Bruce Springsteen And Paul McCartney’s Mics Turned Off Due to Curfew [VIDEO]
Oh those Rockers, such rebels! Bruce Springsteen was performing at London's Hyde Park last Saturday night. Then Bruce brought surprise guest Sir Paul McCartney on stage for the encore. Of course, the crowd went wild as they broke into their first song. Then, as they finished their second song, the mics went silent.
No, it wasn't due to technical problems. The concert organizers pulled the plug because the concert was running late and those dang city curfew regulations!
With the microphones cut off, the superstars couldn't even say a final thank-you to the audience and had to leave the stage in silence.
Among the crowd, confusion soon turned to anger. As they shuffled away into the night, fans took to social media to make their disapproval known.
One called the incident 'Rock and roll sacrilege'. Another tweeted: 'Shameful! Springsteen and McCartney caught by curfew.'
The headline act at the Hard Rock Calling festival, Springsteen and his E-Street Band had been playing for over three hours when the show was brought to a sudden halt.
It was supposed to end at 10.30pm but it was nearly 11pm when organizers cut the power.
Are you kidding me? So, these "officals" couldn't even give these legendary performers the decency to give them a heads up about this? OMG! And Paul McCartney is Knighted by the Queen of England! Can't he say "Off with their heads!" or something? O.K. that might be going a bit to far, but come on!
E-Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt also took to Twitter to express his outrage. He said the stars had planned a final encore number before the sound was cut off.The 61-year-old said: 'One of the great gigs ever in my opinion. But seriously, when did England become a police state? 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 video below clearly shows Bruce Springsteen trying to sing or speak into the mic and there is nothing! Not a thing! You can see it at about the 10 minute and 40 second mark. But the whole performance is definitely worth the watch.