Neil Young gave a new meaning to “Rockin’ In The Free World” during his headlining performance at Northern California’s BottleRock Napa festival over the weekend. Young and his band were nearing the end of their set on Saturday night when festival organizers directed their sound team to pull the plug on the audio coming from the stage PA in order to keep the event’s strict 10 p.m. curfew. Thankfully for fans, Young and company were determined to finish what they started

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According to reports, Young and his band were in the middle of performing their final song of the evening, “Rockin’ In The Free World”, when the sound coming out of the main stage P.A. was abruptly cut off. Fans appeared to be having a great time singing along to the classic rock anthem with Young and his band prior to the sudden ending of the live audio. Young could even be seen raising a glass in celebration while the crowd cheered on towards the latter half of the song’s 10-minute performance.

Shortly after the moment of celebration, however, one of Young’s stage managers hustled onto the stage to whisper in the guitarist’s ear, possibly warning him of the impending audio shutdown. That didn’t seem to deter Young, who immediately stepped right back up to his mic to start back into the song’s chorus. The sound was cut off just a few seconds later, but the band kept playing on through their stage amps with vocal help from the singing audience.

Watch the entire final performance of “Rockin’ In The Free World” below.

Neil Young – “Rockin’ In The Free World” – 5/25/2019

[Video: Brian Shields]

Fans and festival goers will remember back in 2017 at BottleRock when the Foo Fighters‘ headlining set was also cut short due to the festival’s curfew.

Other artists who performed at the event on Saturday included Pharrell Williams, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gary Clark Jr., Juanes, and Cyprus Hill, to name a few.

[H/T Huffington Post]