STONES DROP A TOTAL SURPRISE GIG ON L.A.!!!
4/29/2013 7:14:00 PM
Saturday, there was one place to be, and be seen, in L.A.: The Echoplex in Echo Park. A ticket, if you could get one, was only $20. The attraction? Only the world's greatest rock n' roll band!
700 lucky souls got to be the guinea pigs for the Rolling Stones, who are set to kick off their (presumably) final run on Friday at The Staples Center there. With rehearsal scuttlebutt flying all last week, while the boys holed up in Burbank, the show wasn't a shocker, but as always, they kept it under wraps until Saturday, when the fun and games began.
Just an hour’s notice was given that tickets were on sale for the gig at Echoplex in the city’s Echo Park area. They were priced just $20 and offered on a lottery basis, with lucky buyers asked to put on a wristband and have a photo taken for ID purposes. Local TV stations reported over 2,000 people in line for the 700 tickets.
The set list was interesting to say the least:
You Got Me Rocking
She’s So Cold
Live With Me
Street Fighting Man
That’s How Strong My Love Is
Just My Imagination
Love In Vain (with Mick Taylor)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Start Me Up
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Too short a show to really dig into things, the Stones picked and chose bits of their 50-plus year history. The official video hit today online, and there has been very little leakage beyond this clip.
Friday night, my birthday, the Stones tee it up and set it off for one last run. Hope you get to see it, but somehow, I will bring it home for those left out on June 18th and 21st!