by Alisha Jackson
Axl Rose is probably having a major fit this morning, as word just got out that the Town of Foxborough has approved a fifteen-minute curfew extension for Bruce Springsteen‘s upcoming show on Wednesday, September 14th at Gillette Stadium.
The show will mark the final night of Springsteen’s The River tour, where the musician has already broken his longest U.S. show record three times at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. Due to the Town of Foxborough’s strict curfew of 11:15 PM, Bruce probably won’t be breaking records at Gillette Stadium, however the boss is getting fifteen extra minutes.
Back in July, Guns N’ Roses made two stops at Gillette for their Not In This Lifetime… tour, where they were denied the same fifteen minute extension request. The town Board of Selectmen’s reason? Well, it’s pretty contradictory.
According to Foxboro Town Selectwoman Ginny Coppola, GNR were denied the curfew extension because their concerts fell on weekdays. “This is on a Tuesday and a Wednesday,” she told The Sun Chronicle back in June. “If this was a weekend, I wouldn’t have a problem with it,” Coppola continued. “But it’s a work night, and this isn’t going to be an acoustic evening. It’s going to be loud.”
With Bruce’s show also falling on a weeknight (Wednesday, September 14th), technically his curfew extension request should have been denied as well. But according to The Sun Chronicle, Coppola was absent from the meeting where the 4-0 vote was cast in Springsteen’s favor. However, she expressed her opinion clearly in a statement.
“A license condition is there to be followed, not there to be followed as long as it is convenient,” reads an excerpt. “The tail should not be wagging the dog”” she concluded.