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Rolling Stones – My First Concert Ever

Rolling Stones, Steel Wheels Tour, 1989 – RFK Stadium

This was my first concert ever. My older brother, Joe, is the greatest brother on earth for taking me to this show with his college friends, even though i was only 14. I have always had (and always will have) a hard on for the Stones because of this experience.

Seriously…screw the Beatles.

If you look closely, you’ll see that the seats were obstructed view. Basically, all I could see was Charlie Watts’ right hand, and I didn’t see Bill Wyman until the curtain call.

It didn’t matter – the show blew my mind….especially “2,000 Light Years From Home” and “Gimmie Shelter,” but most especially “Sympathy for the Devil,” (which sadly made it’s way into the setlist of so many of the future Stones tours, and totally lost it’s teeth over the years…the same could also be said for Gimmie Shelter, in fact). But performed on the five-story high rise platform that was level with the top tier of RFK Stadium, Mick Jagger gave one of the single most magical performances I have ever, ever seen.

Living Colour opened. They looked a little lost on that great big stage.

Eek. I just remembered that I totally bought their lame concert tee at that show.

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