I went to see The Rolling Stones in Atlanta,Georgia Wednesday night. We were 8 rows back. At times I was 20 feet from Mick and Keith. They have great energy live, but mostly do the hits which can get old. They did a couple of lesser known songs and the audience sat down - time for a bathroom break. So I understand why they stick with the hits. I wonder if it gets tiresome though after - what 40 years.
Mick, Ronnie and Charlie are in amazing shape. Like they have yoga bodies. Notice I left out poor Keith.
One of the funniest thing about the concert was the audience. Lots of air guitar and high fiving. And folks were drunk! My God! We were in a section that had bars behind us, folks were busy getting drinks all throughout the show. Stumbling back into their seats. It was hilarious!
I love concerts! The energy is great!
I thought there was a concert thread already, but I can't find it.
That was great to read, Lib. I'm glad you had such a good time.
I've been a Stones fan since... gulp... 1964. But I've only seen them live in concert twice, 1981 and 1995. It seems to me that Mick, Charlie, and Ronnie look the same now as they did 20 years ago.
Gotta admit, those guys have to be in good shape to do what they do at their ages. When I saw them, they did 2 and 1/2 hr concerts. I was standing at my seat, and after standing and dancing that long, I was exhausted. LOL. And I'm 8 years younger than Mick!
As for Keith, I thought he looked younger at the Super Bowl halftime concert last week. His hair hasn't been that black for 20 years. He had become more salt than pepper. But the cameras never showed his face up close.
Keith was/is my favorite Stone. He and Brian were the cutest Stones. Brian had beautiful golden hair, like an angel's - like Owen's! Only Brian's hair was straight whereas Owen's is curly.
The Stones are supposed to come to Dallas or Houston on this tour. But I can't go. They may have already played their Texas engagements.
Btw, Charlie has been treated for throat cancer. I hope he has been cured!
Hell yeah, it's probably the best festival in Britain
Glastonbury is the biggest festival in Briatain, but this year it is not running, I think thats why the T tickets are in high demand. Me and my big mouth, hubbie wants to sell the tickets...there'll be a divorce before that happens
Why have 3 grand in the bank when you can have a mud bath..
sleep in the great outdoors with a few thousand friends
Dance and sing like there's no tomorrow, in a field with yer' pals.
It's what I look forward to all year, I cannot wait until my kids are old enough to take along with me.
As well as the main stages there are various tents, the healing tent, dance tent, massage tents..silent disco (you get headphones on entry) and a gazzillion other strange, weird and wonderful tents and things to do.
I have just bought tickets for the Guns 'N Roses gig in Glasgow July 21st.. #woohoo# Mr. Furg is gonna hit the bloody roof, but it just had to be done. #donottell# I think this will be one of the few times I'll be glad that I cannot see the stage and Axl freakosaurus's facial surgery.
I have always wondered why rock stars engaged in political activism. Not anymore.
Being at U2's concert last night made me realize that those guys have more power than we give them credit for.
All I could see was a sea of hands, so many voices raised in a soulful chorus, commanded by one man (well, actually, four), together, interacting, happily.
I was at peace, and I believed in it.
While exiting, every single person I saw had a smile on their face. I felt alive like never before (after a concert, I mean). I really felt like, if we want to, we can change the world and I finally understood the power that these guys have.