You're the boss: Bruce Springsteen parking fine withdrawn by Leeds City Council


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A parking ticket stuck on one of rock star Bruce Springsteen's tour trucks as he prepared to play the first gig at the UK's newest music venue will not have to be paid, a council has confirmed.

A picture of a council enforcement officer ticketing one of The Boss's equipment vehicles outside Leeds Arena yesterday was circulated on social networks.

It happened as preparations were under way for Springsteen's concert - the first event at the new arena and one that had been heavily promoted by Leeds City Council.

But a council spokesman said today that the ticket will not have to be paid and it was quickly rescinded.

One bystander told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "A couple of jobsworths have come down here - the stick they have got from people is hilarious.

"They are not parked illegally, they are just parked down a side street."

Springsteen's sell-out appearance may have been the first at the new £60 million venue but the official opening of the 13,500-seat arena will not be until September, when Sir Elton John plays.