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In photos: Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park

by | 17th, July 2012

DID you go to the Hard Rock Calling show in London’s Hyde Park? Did you see that magic moment when Sir Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen had the plug pulled on their show? Were you one of the masses who endured the rain and mud to watch the show which built to a finale as Macca and The Boss thundered through a rendition of Saw Her Standing There and Twist and Shout? Do you work for Westminster Council’s licensing department, which was keen to adhere to the 10:30 curfew on noise and turned the show off at 10:40, so killing the last song?

Steven Van Zandt, lead guitarist for Springsteen’s E Street Band, opined on twitter:

“One of the great gigs ever in my opinion. But seriously, when did England become a police state?” 

Answer: when it won the right to stage the shiny Olympics.


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Festival goers brave the rain at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in Hyde Park, London.

Posted: 17th, July 2012 | In: Music Comment | TrackBack | Permalink