Jamie Lee Curtis is no stranger to rock. After all, she and Christopher Guest (aka: Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel) have been married since 1984. However, the celebrated actress wishes many of rock’s biggest acts would consider changing their concert start times.
Curtis spoke with The Hollywood Reporter while on the blue carpet of the Film Independent Spirit Awards this past weekend. The outlet shared their interaction with Curtis via Twitter where she said, “I am gonna just say this now as a taunt and as a suggestion: U2, do a matinee. Coldplay, do a matinee. What about a 12 noon concert, Coldplay? What about it?”
She continued, “Bruce Springsteen, do a f-cking matinee. You’re old. [Note: Curtis is 64, herself.] Why wouldn’t you let me come see you, Bruce Springsteen, in your glory days, pun intended, and do it at noon or one o’clock? Two o’clock!”
Curtis then touches on how Broadway shows often have a two o’clock matinee. She concludes, “I will come and hear your five-hour concert, Bruce, at two o’clock, and then I’m gonna be home and in bed by 7:30.”
To be fair to The Boss, his longest shows ever were just over four hours. Per Setlist.fm, Springsteen’s longest show in the United States took place on September 7, 2016 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The show clocked in at four hours and four minutes. The main setlist was 27 songs, and the encore was seven songs.