Washington was a great gig! Here’s the aftermath… have mercy, mercy
Nice review by the Washington Post (membership needed, fre trial possible): The Rolling Stones want to teach you how to live forever
A small citation might be allowed:
At the Rolling Stones concert, there’s something poetic about the heat index hitting 92 at dusk. But if you don’t believe in weather-as-divine-metaphor, just know that the 21st century was well underway at Maryland’s FedEx Field on Wednesday night, and this band sounded alive. Not “still alive” — a phrase that can feel patronizing and rah-rah — but totally alive, completely present, sweating out songs in real time, elegantly pushing rude noises into an unknowable future.
This wasn’t a band of survivors reenacting their once-greatness. This was the greatness.
Ronnie posted on Instagram a number of napkins which had messages printed on them from different fans; he wrote: “Napkins with some of our fans quotes backstage for tonight’s show.”
Yes, have Mercy!
Some pics from yesterday’s show: