The Rolling Stones

I consider it an objective truth, the Rolling Stones are the greatest rock n roll band in human history.

In 2006 when I was Student President at Victoria University I wrote the following in the column in Salient:


The Rolling Stones are the greatest rock and roll band in human history, and on April 18th they are playing in Wellington. This will probably be one of the last chances we get to see these legends (though people have been saying this for about 30 years). Should be an absolute cracker….

And an absolute cracker they were.

A week later Keith Richards suffered a serious head injury in Fiji and fears were the world may never see him or the stones perform again. Thankfully this wasn’t the case.

Fast forward 12 years, and this is still the case.

On Friday 25 May, at the London Stadium, I for the second time in my life saw the greatest rock n roll band in human history. Now in their mid 1970s these guys still rock hard. Jagger has all the moves, and the band still play mean rock n roll.

These were the photos. If you want to view the clips I took from the gig you can see them on my Facebook Page (if you are a Stones fan, I’ll add you as a friend…if not what is wrong with you?!?!).

Who knows whether this will be the last time I see the Stones. I hope not. One hopes that medical science has found a way to make the remaining band members immortal (sadly we lost Brian Jones 49 years ago). Maybe they can just keep endlessly touring the globe playing their classics.

But in case this is not to be, then do yourself a favour and go see the Rolling Stones while they are still touring.

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