No one can stop Neil Young.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was cut off at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival on Saturday night for violating the 10 p.m. curfew at the outdoor event.
But that didn’t stop 73-year-old Young and his accompanying band, Promise of the Real, from finishing their final song, “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
As video from the event shows, they continued to play through their stage amps ― and while it lacked in volume, the crowd helped make up for it by singing along to keep on rocking until the end of the song.
Someone can be seen running out onto the stage at about the 7:45 mark in the clip, possibly to warn Young of what was about to happen. About 20 seconds later, the main audio was cut:
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the festival has a strict curfew due to the venue’s proximity to nearby homes.
The Foo Fighters had to endure times like these when they had the plug pulled in 2017. And in 2014, fans of The Cure were told to go to bed when they were shut down for breaking curfew, the website reported.