Video: This better not happen in Dublin. Springsteen's London gig ended by party-pooping organisers
Bruce Springsteen will be playing two gigs in Dublin this week and there’ll be hell to pay if there’s a repeat of what happened at the Boss’ gig in Hyde Park last night.
In the wake of what happened in the Phoenix Park last weekend, thankfully there was no trouble to report from Springsteen’s appearance at the Hard Rock Calling Festival, but concert-goers were left cheesed off when buzz-killing organisers cut off his microphone prematurely because of a "sound curfew”.
To add insult to injury, at the time his microphone was cut off, Springsteen had been joined by Paul McCartney and the duo were in the middle of performing a number of classic Beatles tunes.
McCartney was one of a number of guest performers in what was a typically memorable gig, with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello also joining Springsteen on stage to perform a couple of numbers.
Fans who attended the gig were understandably upset at the organisers’ rather strict interpretation of the curfew, but guitarist Steven Van Zandt was even more p*ssed off, taking to Twitter to express his disappointment with the abrupt ending to the gig and asking, amongst other things, when did England become a "police state"?
Bruce is renowned for his marathon concerts and despite what went on in London last night, his Irish fans will be expecting the customary three hours plus at the RDS on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
You can see when the organisers pulled the plug at the end of the video above and we can only hope for the sake of those going along that a similar scenario is avoided in the RDS this week.