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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess THE BOSS isn't really THE BOSS

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/14/showbiz/music/springsteen-mccartney-power-cut/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

British journalist Richard James:  "Springsteen and McCartney: Only in Britain could a local council pull the plug on the greatest artists of the last 50 years giving it all."

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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should upcoming events also run late, the Council fully intends to to trip people as necessary, throw acid into the eyes of gymnasts, make the decathalon an octathalon, and snatch shot put balls off the field, which they may at their discretion toss into moving kayaks.

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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

two fucking false starts and the 100m final may never get run...haha


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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the other hand... If they know there is a final closing time of 11PM, why should the council be responsible for Bruce not starting on time? If you know you have a 3 hour set, start at 7:30 to make sure you end on time.

A better sports analogy would be a field event where you're given three attempts to pass the qualifications, and you only decide to make the last attempt. It's not the organiser's fault if you trip and miss the attempt.
You knew you could have started earlier, but you didn't want to.

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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

joke != analogy

That said, we have similar challenges with an amphitheatre located on the shore of a lake right in the middle of the city here. People who live on the lake or in the neighbourhood genuinely have their quality of life negatively affected by the noise several times a year, so reasonable limits have to be in place. If we're going put these public spaces in the most beautiful parts of our cities, where they should be, they it's almost certain there will be residential areas in adjacent space that have been established for those same qualities. So it's a bit of a give and take, and while commitments to residents have to be taken seriously, pulling the plug on Springsteen and McCartney is kind of worthy of an international giggle. And a couple of Olympic jokes.

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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is mildly funny, I agree.
But all joking aside, there are a lot of people who are genuinely angry because the collaboration of such a famous duo came to such an abrupt end.

A lot of people don't seem to understand that it was entirely predictable, and could have been avoided by the artist.

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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

absolutely. but here's the thing. how about they tell them five more mins, so one more song and goodnight...or THEN we switch it off?

rather than just CLUNK!!!! no goodnights, no thank yous...no nothing.....makes London Jobsworths look incredibly smallminded.

cos no resident anywhere is going to mind the extra five mins. and hour maybe, but NOT five mins


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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
absolutely. but here's the thing. how about they tell them five more mins, so one more song and goodnight...or THEN we switch it off?
rather than just CLUNK!!!! no goodnights, no thank yous...no nothing.....makes London Jobsworths look incredibly smallminded.
cos no resident anywhere is going to mind the extra five mins. and hour maybe, but NOT five mins


The concert was scheduled to end et 10:15, there was a curfew at 10:30, and the power was cut off at 10:40... How many "one more songs" are you willing to give to a band which promised to stop almost half an hour earlier?

It's easy to blame it all on bureacrats, but they did make an agreement with Bruce, and Bruce was the one who didn't stick to that agreement.

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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm reserving judgment pending the TPS reports.

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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With a cover sheet.

Really... there was a curfew at 10:30?

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/world/2012/07/16/nr-springsteen-mccartney-silenced.cnn

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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess The Boss is good at writing reports?

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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:
Really... there was a curfew at 10:30


That's what it says in the article where Madonna's staff has vowed not to break the curfew, and have planned their starting time accordingly.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/madonna-london-hyde-park-noise-curfew-live-nation-40172

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Posted: 17 Jul 12, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not such a bad thing really. McCartney can't sing any more and Springsteen never could to begin with.


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Posted: 17 Jul 12, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
Not such a bad thing really. McCartney can't sing any more and Springsteen never could to begin with.


My caffeine free Coke Zero almost came out my nose with that one


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Posted: 17 Jul 12, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

coke zero and no caffeine????

that's practically water


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Posted: 17 Jul 12, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
coke zero and no caffeine????
that's practically water


practically "carbonated" water


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Posted: 21 Jul 12, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
McCartney can't sing any more...

Could he ever sing at all?


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Posted: 22 Jul 12, 09:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you'll find that the promoter cut the power. The reason given was health and safety and the agreement with the council.

However since the gig GLC and Boris Johnson Have said that it wasn't their decision to cut the power and they were happy for the show to continue.

At the next show on the tour in Dublin. Springsteen started the show by saying this is what London missed and played the song that was cut.

At least he has a sense of humor.

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Posted: 22 Jul 12, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
Not such a bad thing really. McCartney can't sing any more and Springsteen never could to begin with.


Considering the above, could you mention some more artists you think can't sing/play? They're bound to be brilliant.


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Posted: 22 Jul 12, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thomasquinn 32989 wrote:
Holly2003 wrote:
Not such a bad thing really. McCartney can't sing any more and Springsteen never could to begin with.

Considering the above, could you mention some more artists you think can't sing/play? They're bound to be brilliant.


Whatever.



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