Monday, August 29, 2005

I know, it's only rock and roll

Is there any merit to giving 30,000 fellow human beings 2.5 hours of unadulterated enjoyment?
If there is, if turning a warm summer night into a carefree romp of rhythm and nostalgia, if liberating troubled minds and hearts for an evening carries some weight on the eternal balance of good and evil... then we might just be able to listen to the Rolling Stones in the ever after.

Although it already seems like they've been playing forever, the Exorcist admits enjoying the recent Stones concert as if he were hearing them for the first time. The combined age of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood reads like an overall score at a PGA Masters Tourney... But they are still incredible entertainers.

My only complaint: they didn't play Angie or Wild Horses, two of my favorites... but hey, you can't always get what you want. Right?