Whoops! Noise complaint!
U2 was fined by the city of Barcelona this week for playing "too long and too loudly" during their 360º concert rehearsals last year. Apparently, the band went two hours over schedule with their playing and offended the delicate nature of the citizens living nearby.
Uh-huh. A bit late, don't you think? Where was the complaint when the noise was going on?
Regardless, U2 paid up to the sound of $22,000 and promised never to disrupt the peace and civility of Barcelona again. It should be noted that the concert took place at a soccer stadium, which as we all well know is the sanctuary for those who wish to be tranquil and demure.
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