It was billed as one of Italy's biggest rock concerts and it seemed as though the whole city had turned out to see Luciano Ligabue play in front of 200,000 fans on Saturday night.
But unfortunately for him, at least a handful of people in the northern town of Reggio Emilia decided not to attend the gig.
Instead, knowing he was not at home, they opted to burgle the rock star's house.
"The burglary happened while he was at the concert," a police official told Reuters.
The burglars made off with two computers, a video projector, a flat-screen TV and even a Renault Clio parked in the 45-year-old rock star's garage, ANSA newswire reported.
Ligabue began making records in the early 1990s and is one of Italy's best known pop performers.
He recently played the Rome leg of the global Live 8 event.