Bruce Springsteen was ready to rock all night with his old friend Paul McCartney, but organizers of the concert at London’s Hyde Park pulled the plug a little after 10:30 pm.
According to Fox News, McCartney joined Springsteen on stage during the Saturday night concert. The two ran through songs like “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Twist and Shot” but organizers pulled the plug on their microphones shortly after the city’s 10:30 curfew.
Springsteen and McCartney apparently had their microphones turned off before they could address the crowd. So, instead of explaining the situation, the Boss and the Beatle had to exit the stage in silence.
Steve Van Zandt, the guitarist for the E Street Band, vented later that night on Twitter.
Van Zandt wrote:
“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?… 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!”
Van Zandt returned to Twitter later on to say that he held no grudges, he just felt bad for the fans who didn’t get to see the end of the set.
There’s no grudges to be held. Just feel bad for our great fans. Hard Rock is cool. Live Nation is cool. It’s some City Council stupid rule.
— Steven Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) July 15, 2012