THE ROLLING STONES
For anyone who knows me, I am a huge Stones fan and have followed the band all over the world since the 1981 Still Life gigs at Wembley. I have seen them dozens of times, but never get bored of the 'greatest rock and roll band in the world'. One or two gigs do stand out for me: Waiting for 10 hours on the pavement to see them at the Astoria with just 600 other people, flying the Atlantic to see them at Madison Square Garden with John McEnroe guesting on guitar. Paying a quite ridiculous amount of money to stand in the mosh pit at the O2 to see their 50th anniversary concert, with the truly amazing Mick Taylor (see photos below) and good old Bill back for a reunion. Lastly, it was their simply stunning performance at Hyde Park a couple of years ago. I was a little too young to make the 69 gig in the park, so just I had to take the family along for what turned out to be a truly memorable experience.
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50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR VIDEO AT THE 02
I shot this video from the 'mosh pit' at the O2 on my phone, so the quality isn't great, but it will give you an idea of this amazing gig. Look out for Bill on bass, the superb Mick Taylor and the late Bobby Keys on sax
A FEW OF THE TICKETS I HAVE COLLECTED OVER THE YEARS
The first Stones gig for me was at Wembley stadium on Friday June 25th 1982 and i've been to quite a few since!