Bruce Springsteen told the crowd “I’ve waited 50 years for this moment”.
The moment involved him playing live in front of a crowd of 70,000 with Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney in London's Hyde Park.
Two of rock 'N' roll's icons on stage together at last. The moment didn't last. It was brutally curtailed by a jobs worth with a rule book who cut the power to the stage when the gig went over time.
The boss had played for over three hours and pushed past his noise curfew for the park. When Paul McCartney stepped onto the stage the Boss was already stretching the concerts time limit. Right in the middle of the dynamic duo's second song, Twist and Shout" the promoter pulled the plug, killing the speakers silencing the amps and dousing one of rock's memorable moments with a cold bucket of watery silence.
Today on the show, we look at some of the gigs in rock history when the plug has had to be pulled for one reason or another.
Noel Gallagher from Oasis gets shoved by a fan in Toronto in 2008 and the brothers pull the plug on the gig and offer everyone in Canada out for a fight.
A Rihanna concert in Dallas is so hot the venue actually bursts into flames cancelling the show.
The plug gets pulled on the newly reformed Stone Roses by their drummer Reni who just decides he’s had enough and goes home. Ian brown then called him his favourite four letter word.
Pigeons pulled the plug on a Kings of Leon show after some serious pooping problem in St. Louis (the birds pooed in the drummers mouth...eeeeew)
Let me know if you’ve been to a concert in Canada where the plug got pulled. Maybe the support band played too long, or the power went out, or the band took to the stage late and got snipped off.
After all, if it can happen to the Boss and Macca it can happen to anyone!
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on Jul 23, 2012