springsteen post of the day
Bruce Springsteen is scheduled to perform the debut concert at Rentschler Field, the new $90 million, 40,000-seat stadium built for the University of Connecticut football teamat in East Hartford, Connecticut, on Sept. 16. But he'll have to abide by local noise control restrictions, as the town refused to grant the rocker a waiver.
The Boss is coming to town, but he'll have to follow the rules.
Mayor Timothy Larson has told concert promoters for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that the town won't grant a waiver of its noise ordinance, The Hartford Courant reported Thursday.
...According to the noise law, the sound outside the stadium parking lot can't rise more than 5 decibels — a fraction of the volume of a ticking watch.
"Bruce's sound is very directional, and he will make sure that the sound doesn't break the law," says Jim Koplik, who booked the show for Clear Channel Entertainment.
By the way, courtesy of the Boss' official Web site, here's a great quote Springsteen recently made onstage at Giants Stadium:
There have been a lot of questions raised recently about the forthrightness of our government. This playing with the truth has been a part of both the Republican and Democratic administrations in the past and it is always wrong, never more so than when real lives are at stake. The question of whether we were mislead into the war in Iraq isn't a liberal or conservative or Republican or Democratic question, it's an American one. Protecting the democracy that we ask our sons and daughters to die for is our responsibility and our trust. Demanding accountability from our leaders is our job as citizens. It's the American way. So may the truth will out.