FOXBORO - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's four-hour plus concert Sept. 14 at Gillette Stadium went well over the town's curfew, but the matter was settled a lot faster.
The Kraft Group simply paid the fine outlined under the event's license agreement.
"There was no controversy," Town Manager Bill Keegan told selectmen Tuesday. "They just did it."
Selectmen had agreed to extend the town's usual stadium concert curfew by 15 minutes - from 11:15 to 11:30 p.m. - at its Aug. 30 meeting. But Springsteen and his band finished at 11:56 p.m. - 26 minutes after the new curfew, and 41 minutes beyond the standard curfew.
Keegan said the town clocked the concert as finishing at 11:54 p.m.
The Kraft Group sent the town $22,429 to cover the overtime fine Wednesday, even before a letter noting the violation could be drafted, he said.
The concert's late finish likely had a lot to do with its late start.
Although the concert was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., the stadium was slow to fill, which meant the show started at 7:53 p.m.
When selectmen last month agreed to the 15-minute curfew extension, they did so over the objections of Selectwoman Ginny Coppola, who also objected to requests for earlier curfew extensions by other performers this summer.
Keegan said he heard of one noise complaint about the Springsteen concert, although he noted that occurred at the beginning of the show.