Mick Jagger was born on July 26, 1943, in Dartford, England. On July 23, 2019 a few days before his 76th birthday--yes 76th! Mick and the rest of the Rolling Stones gave an amazing concert to a sold-out crowd at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
If anyone was concerned that Mick wouldn't have the same energy after recently recovering from heart surgery, they did not think that for long as Mick did his usual non-stop dancing, running and jumping throughout the concert! Mick blasted onto the stage with his red leather jacket for the opening song “Street Fighting Man” and the second was "You Got Me Rocking." From that point on the stage was set for an amazing concert!
People, places, and styles of music change, but the Rolling Stones carry on, frozen in time without missing a beat. Keith Richards and Charlie Watts set the tone and speed of the songs throughout the night. Ronnie Wood and Richards played off each other, showing their love of music and of course, the love of their fans.
It was business as usual for this iconic band, the rain could not stop them, and the fans loved them for it. It was a night of appreciation, reflection, and admiration from the group who first played Philly on May 2, 1965, at Convention Hall. Mick Jagger, the showman, always trying to connect with the audience. After singing “Honky Tonk Woman”, he references Nick Foles, Wawa, and Sheetz. “We just came from the Jaguar stadium in Jacksonville. That’s where we were last. That’s our last gig, And Nick Foles sends his best wishes. But, really we are having a great time in Philadelphia. I was on my way to Wawa to get my hoagie, but then I hit a pothole. Charlie was okay because he gets his hoagies from Sheetz.”
The request song chosen by fans was “Bitch” from the Sticky Fingers album. Another treat was a two-song acoustic set with the band delivering an awesome performance of “Angie” and “Dead Flowers”. The night ended with “Satisfaction” as the crowd received their fill of favorite hits for the evening. The Rolling Stones clearly love what they are doing. May we all at 76 years of age love what we are doing! The Rolling Stones showed us once again that the show must go on!
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