An Italian promoter has avoided jail time for a [lastfm]Bruce Springsteen [/lastfm]show that went too long.
According to Billboard, the Boss played at Milan’s San Siro soccer stadium in front of 65,000 fans. The performance went past the venue’s curfew by 22 minutes, putting Claudio Trotta in danger of a possible one-month prison sentence. This came after local residents complained and the promoter was charged with disturbing the peace.
Trotta was found not guilty of the charge, allowing him to avoid jail.
A statement released by Trotta said he was “happy” with the verdict, but that a “deep wound” remains. An allegation brought up at trial said that Springsteen had been paid on a per-minute basis to play an encore. Trotta said the allegation showed “a serious lack of respect.”