The Boss is silenced! Bruce Springsteen's microphone cut off as he breaks curfew at Hard Rock Calling with Paul McCartney
01:14 GMT, 15 July 2012
Bruce Springsteen’s microphone was cut off at the end of his headlining slot at Hard Rock Calling on Saturday night when he broke the sound curfew.
The legendary singer had been playing for more than three hours when he was joined on stage by Sir Paul McCartney for an encore.
However, the musical veterans both found their microphones silenced before they could address the crowds as it became clear they had defied the strict curfew by half an hour.
Silenced! Bruce Springsteen was unable to address the crowd after his final song when his microphone was cut off after he broke curfew
Before the subdued ending, the pair had delighted the crowds by collaborating on the final two songs of Springsteen’s 29 song set, I Saw Her Standing There and Twist and Shout.
Springsteen, who played with his E Street Band, had earlier invited Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello on stage to perform Death to My Hometown, Jack of All Trades and The Ghost of Tom Joad and singer John Fogerty, who played before Bruce on the main stage, had joined him for The Promised Land.
Bruce delighted the crowd with a 29 song set which lasted over three hours
A jubilant Bruce – who changed his clothes during the show – thrilled the crowds with his set, and often left the stage to shake hands with audience members.
He sported jeans and a waistcoat over a shirt and at another stage wore a checked shirt.
He also made the night for one lucky fan who had brought along a banner asking him to play the song Take 'Em As They Come, and listing the concerts around the world where he had requested it.
Fans surely won't have minded their idol being unable to address them after the concert, since he had broken curfew by playing 29 songs in over three hours leading to his microphone being cut off
Taking the banner, Springsteen said ‘Tonight, my friend, this is your lucky night. You're going to hear this damn thing.
‘It's a completely obscure track I wrote for The River when I needed some rock songs.’
Bruce has only performed the song nine times before, the last being almost 10 years ago Copenhagen, Denmark in 2003.
Springsteen also made the night for one lucky fan who had brought along a banner asking him to play the song Take 'Em As They Come
Springsteen’s encore included fan favourites including Born In The USA and Born To Run.
Other acts on the main stage included Lady Antebellum, Morello and Hey Monea!
Meanwhile Amy McDonald – who played on the Pepsi Max stage – was thrilled to meet the man himself.
She posted a picture of herself with Springsteen on Twitter, writing ‘Amazing day, amazing night. Best photo ever’
Amy MacDonald was thrilled to meet The Boss backstage
Bruce also sported a check shirt as he took to the stage at Hard Rock Calling
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S HARD ROCK CALLING SET LIST 2012
1. Thunder Road (Bruce & Roy)
3. We Take Care of Our Own
4. Wrecking Ball
5. Death to My Hometown (with Tom Morello)
6. My City of Ruins
7. Spirit In The Night
8. The Promised Land (with John Forgerty)
9. Take 'Em As They Come
10. Jack of All Trades (with Tom Morello)
11. Empty Sky (solo acoustic)
12. Because the Night
13. Johnny 99
14. Darlington County
15. Workin' on the Highway
16. Shackled & Drawn
17. Waitin' on a Sunny Day
18. Raise Your Hand
19. The River
20. The Ghost of Tom Joad (with Tom Morello)
21. The Rising
22. Land of Hope & Dreams
23. We Are Alive
24. Born in the USA
25. Born To Run
26. Glory Days
27. Dancing in the Dark
28. I Saw Her Standing There (with Paul McCartney)
29. Twist and Shout (with Paul McCartney)