December 10, 2012

The Rolling Stones

When The Rolling Stones announced they'd be playing at the Prudential Center
in December I was so excited. Trying to get tickets for those two shows was such 
a nightmare, they sold out in minutes. I'll never understand how that is possible.
What is the secret to getting through before someone else? It's just crazy.
Needless to say I was disappointed. I've been saying for years that should
they ever tour again I needed to go. They're my favorite band.
When a third show was announced at the Barclays Center I had little hope
of finding tickets but somehow, I got extremely lucky. Our seats were perfect. 
We were the first row in our section, and since the arena is so small, though 
we were at the back corner we could still see. The Barclays Center is a great 
venue to see a show, I really don't think there's a bad seat in the house. 
JD and I were impressed with the design, both of the seating and the 
concession areas. It was a nice touch that they have local vendors.

The show was amazing! I've been told that The Rolling Stones put on a great show,
but I wasn't expecting them to sound better live than they do on the records. 
Mick Jagger must have run at least three and a half miles during their performance.
The man danced non-stop for over two hours. The set list was perfect, they opened
the show with Get Off Of My Cloud and closed it with Satisfaction after saying
goodnight at the close of Sympathy for the Devil and coming back out to play
You Can't Always Get What You Want and Jumping Jack Flash.
Oh and Mary J. Blige even came out to sing Gimme Shelter!
You know, it's quite impressive when a band can play for over two hours,
and not have enough time to play all of their best songs. 
JD was the a little disappointed that they didn't play his favorite,
Under My Thumb, but I think he was most annoyed with me for accurately
predicting the entire set list and leaving it out from the start. 

I cannot say how happy I am that we were able to see them.

The show as seen through my iPhone, & JD's too..
 Mary J. Blige and Mick Jagger having a dance off during Gimme Shelter.

1 comment :

  1. Wow, this looks like an amazing concert. Sounds like you had a great experience! I just love that euphoric feeling you get after you attend something like that.

    xo, alison*elle


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