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Published: 2012/07/18
by Dylan Owens

Springsteen Lampoons London Curfew

Only the Boss says when to pull the plug.

So read the sign that Bruce Springsteen held during his Dublin show yesterday. After the curfew debacle at London’s Hyde Park on Saturday, in which the police silenced Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band during their collaboration with Paul McCartney, Springsteen took the stage in his Dublin performance yesterday with vengeance on his mind.

Springsteen began the show by switching on a fake power generator and playing the last minute or so of “Twist and Shout,” picking up right where he left off when he and McCartney had their mics cut in London. The second knock came immediately afterward, when Bruce performed a knowing rendition of “I Fought the Law.” But the kicker came near the end of the set when a man in a London police uniform came onstage and pretended to arrest the Boss.

For all his nose-thumbing, Springsteen did manage to end the concert before the 11PM deadline in Dublin, ending any chance of a meta-parody at the next stop in his Wrecking Ball Tour in Oslo this weekend.

Comments

There are 11 comments associated with this post

scott July 18, 2012, 17:48:10

Springsteen blows, I’m glad they cut him off he’s not the boss of anything

John July 18, 2012, 17:56:52

Clearly you know nothing about music.

Befuddled July 18, 2012, 21:28:36

Scott, you are a moron. Sorry it wasn’t an article on the Disco Biscuits…

Steven July 19, 2012, 00:25:44

Scott, you are a schmuck, Yes you probably don’t know. Stupid person. Springsteen, Phish, Blues Traveler, Pearl Jam and many others keep it coming, especially live regardless of age. Get a clue. I just saw Toots and the Maytals tonight and it was good stuff. Shut up.

Richard July 19, 2012, 08:33:34

What he did with Paul was a carefully orchestrated publicity stunt, very well done. You would have never even have known he was playing in London, now everyone is talking about Bruce, very clever.

Tim July 19, 2012, 09:19:12

I agree Scott. The “boss” is one of the most over rated artists ever. It’s funny he needs to be defended by the likes of this crowd. The only reason he is a mega star is because the believers were told he was.

dubs July 19, 2012, 10:37:12

The boss “was” super cool circa 1978 and he put on terrific shows, epic and energetic. Having said that, I’m done with his working class BS schtick. He’s never held a real job, I know people he still owes money, from when he was just an up and comer. He’s an effin’ “bum”. And needless to say his quasi-politico rap is nonsense, a real limo-liberal, dumbing down the worlds ills and pushing his liberal political agenda. Life is so simple when your loaded. He should have stuck to rocking, something he seemed to be proficient at. Preaching to me from his ivory tower really falls flat. – A “real” working man

Harlin July 19, 2012, 11:00:09

“I know people he still owes money, from when he was just an up and comer.” And they havent gotten their money back? Man you know a bunch of losers. No wonder you are such a bitter mysanthrope.

tennjed July 19, 2012, 11:51:59

I have been seeing the Dead and it’s offshoot bands since 84’ & Bruce since 85’ and both performers have ROCKED the roof off the venues! For any person to say Springsteen doesn’t rock or “sucks’‘ has clearly never been to a Bruce show or is just plain ignorant! Nobody does it better then Bruce!

scott July 19, 2012, 15:00:17

Yes Clearly

Giles July 19, 2012, 17:00:43

The Boss is staring to look like an Old Jew Broad.

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