Monday, September 05, 2005

Start me up

I saw the Rolling Stones in Moncton on September 3. It was an awesome show. The weather was just great. The crowd was around 80,000; everyone I saw was well-behaved. The stage was incredibly large. If you were there, we were right behind tower 4. The view was pretty good. I could see them individually but they looked like stick figures. I wished I'd brought my binoculars.

The band was great. They sounded real good and were very energetic. I was very happy they played Paint it Black, which is my favorite Stones song, in fact my favorite song overall. So that was great.

I stayed with an old friend from high school who I hadn't seen in person in quite a while. It was good to hang around again like the old times. He's doing well for himself; he has a nice house in a nice part of Moncton.

There were a number of people at the show who I knew, but I didn't see them. No surprise there, I'd never been in a crowd that large. It was a unique lifetime experience to be a part of it.

So now I've seen the Stones live which is something I'd always wanted to do but didn't really think I'd ever do. If I never go to another concert again that really wouldn't bother me. There is one other band who I would like to see live and that's Kiss. That would be awesome if they ever stop by the Maritimes again.

I must say thanks to my wife and sisters who got me the ticket as a surprise early birthday present. It has to be the best birthday present ever.