Andy Murray nearly fell foul of municipal laws during the middle weekend of Wimbledon, when his victory over Marcos Baghdatis sneaked past the 11pm curfew on Centre Court - but no action was taken because it was nearly over, tournament officials explained.
Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney weren't as fortunate as Andy Murray when they got thrown off their own Centre Court
But it seems Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney were not so lucky this weekend in Hyde Park, having their microphones swiftly cut as they tried to address the crowd after a collaborative rendition of I Saw Her Standing There.
The Boss, known for extended live performances, had already exceeded his cut-off point by 30 minutes, and Westminster Council proved their rules were not to be taken lightly.
The Boss and the Macca still had a good time, just not a long time, together on stage
London Mayor Boris Johnson yesterday promised this kind of thing would not happen during the Olympics, and indicated that, had the decision been left to him, the rock duo would have been allowed to jam on "in the name of the Lord"
Here are a few songs that the rock royalty pair could have been strumming when they were so unceremoniously despatched...
Songs The Boss And Macca Might Have Been Singing...
The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
The First Cut is the Deepest - Rod Stewart
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Talking Loud and Sayin Nothing - James Brown
Shut Up - Black Eyed Peas
Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode
The Silence - Alexandra Burke
Easy Silence - Dixie Chicks
Silence is Golden - The Tremeloes
It's Oh So Quiet - Bjork
Me and My Microphone - September
God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash