In run up to Leeds show...
Bruce Springsteen

A number of trucks assisting in Bruce Springsteen's latest UK tour were given parking ticket sin the run up to a Leeds show.

No one messes with The Boss. Given his nickname for his ability to deal with hard-ass promoters in his native New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen has fought his way to the top.

Yet the American artist didn't bank on competing with an over-zealous parking inspector in Leeds. Bruce Springsteen performed at the brand new £60 million Leeds Arena last night (July 24th) and a number of support vehicles were left parked down side streets around the venue.

When the crew returned, they found that the vehicles had been given parking tickets. Leeds City Council immediately apologised, and revoked all tickets issued against the crew.

Keith Wakefield, Labour leader of Leeds Council, said: "It was somebody being a little bit stupid and zealous. It is an awareness thing. The lorries are supposed to park off-site and then be called into the arena."

Leeds Arena is now officially opened until September 4th, but Bruce Springsteen personally asked to perform in the venue. (via BBC)

It's a big week for The Boss, with new documentary 'Springsteen & I' given a cinematic release. Focussing on the relationship between the New Jersey rocker and his fans, it's a fascinating insight into the cult which has grown around the internationally renowned performer.

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