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Bruce Springsteen and  Paul McCartney amps were cut by Hyde Park’s curfew Police last night to a crowd estimated at 65,0000. Local London council at 11 pm were sticking to their licence for the event.  The Boss didn’t have any control over the rendition of “Twist and Shout.” People who traveled miles and withstood the rain were quite upset. Rage Against the Machine, The E-Street Band and  guitarist Tom Morello were back ups. Springsteen is known for his marathon concerts over 3 hours in the US.  Evidently, bloody England is quite different. Bruce could have used an NFL time management head coach. Calling Andy Reid anyone?

Gary Macdonald @gmacca69 tweeted Olympic city capital city big joke what an embarrassment when the world was watchin 2 legends disrespected disgraceful.

astonadam@astonadam tweeted you lot are mental. We are perfectly capable of getting home without your interference. Stop spoiling the little fun left.

Stephen Merchant@StephenMerchant tweeted Ashamed to be British right now. Springsteen and McCartney playing Twist & Shout in Hyde Park and council pulled the plug cos of curfew. WTF, who is an actor and comedian.

The Conservative-run council have received many complaints from local residence which are popular with bankers, foreign investors and politicians.   Noise and crowd control in Hyde Park, from 85,000 people to 65,000 and cutting the volume to 11pm have helped reduce the parks management noise pollution concerns.

Bruce Springsteen performed a beautiful acoustic “Thunder Road.” “Badlands,” “Because the Night,” “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day,” “The River,” “Born in the USA,” “Born to Run,” “Glory Days” and “Dancing in the Dark” before bringing on the former Beatle, Paul McCartney for the finale.

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