Bruce Springsteen Hits Back at London Curfew Debacle (VIDEO)July 24th, 2012 | Posted by in Music
Nobody silences Bruce Springsteen without a little tongue-in-cheek payback.
The Boss took a friendly swipe at officials who pulled the plug on his recent London concert after he and pal Paul McCartney played past the 10:30 p.m. curfew time.
At Springsteen’s Dublin gig the rocker joked with fans by hauling a fake electrical power switch on stage saying, “Before we were so rudely interrupted…,” which guitarist Steve Van Zandt then flipped to “ON” as the band played the final minute of “Twist and Shout,” the same song he had been playing with McCartney when London officials turned off their mics for breaking curfew.
But the fun didn’t stop there with Springsteen singing a cover of “I Fought the Law,” and even held up a sign that read, “Only the Boss says when to pull the plug.” And to close the Dublin gig a man dressed as a cop pretended to arrest Springsteen.
Concert promoter, Live Nation, said the London show was stopped because of “health and safety” issues, but an incensed Van Zandt tweeted, “When did England become a police state?”
To which I will add:
You are a pussy with this 10:30 curfew BS.
p.s. See you July 27 when we will kick your ass in the Olympics.
Watch VIDEO at 10:40 when officials turn off mics.