Tuesday night in Dublin during yet another marathon, three-hour-plus concert, Springsteen poked fun at the London concert organizers behind the curfew. When he took to the stage, the BBC reports, he apparently flipped a switch on a big prop power generator, saying, "Before we were so rudely interrupted..."
Springsteen then immediately launched into the last minute of the Beatles' "Twist And Shout," which he had on Saturday performed with Paul McCartney when organizers cut his power off.
The BBC reports that Springsteen also referenced the London incident several other times during the concert, including stroking the crowd and garnering much applause by noting that there was no curfew in the Irish capital.
At another point, Springsteen also held up a sign that said "Only the Boss says when to pull the plug." Near the end of the Dublin show, Springsteen had a man dressed as a London police officer hit the stage and try to arrest him, the BBC said.
Well ha ha ha. I guess that makes the score Springsteen = 15, London = love. Oi, if a band is willing to play for that amount of time (offering value for money) let them play! You can always sleep when you’re dead, as Granny used to say. Let's hope she was right...
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