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Name: Steady Rollin' Walkman
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Subject: RE: How Well The Stones Treat The Fans
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2003
Time: 1:49:31 PM
Remote Address: 209.173.179.14
Message ID: 78396
Parent ID: 78378
Thread ID: 78378

RE: How Well The Stones Treat The Fans

Agree 100% Pdog. But when i was saving up for tickets, I didn't have a job yet. I was just mowing yards. I remember that $300 took a while. I was workin' and slavin' my life away, while listening to Stones, in the hope to see the Stones. Then the day finally came when I could buy the tickets. With $350 dollars in my wallet, I woke up at 5 in the morning, left with my mom, she dropped me off at a Kroger store in Marion and left me at 6 (she was on her way to Columbus) and I was there for 4 hours before the ticketmaster would open. I listened to Stones of course to help pass the time. Then the lines opened and I had in my possesion, two $150 seats. After the ticket bastard charge, I still had some money left, and hours before my dad would pick me up (i still hadn't even bought my driving permit yet) and bought 2 slim jims, a Mountain dew, AC/DC Stiff Upper Lip, and the worst cd I ever had the misfortune of buying, the Bill Wyman Compendium 2 disc set. When it came time to see my Stones, I didn't get any sleep the night before, I was too excited. We listened to Exile on Mainstreet and Sticky Fingers on the way down. Really let the speakers blare out You Gotta Move in the parking lot. We got there early and hung out for a few hours. I bought a crap load of stuff. An Exile on Mainstreet poster, a poster of Mick + Keef + Charlie + Woody, a few posters for my friends, the Keef Patience Please shirt, the Tounge all over Dragonfly shirt, a bandana, and a shirt for a friend. The White Stripes didn't move me. In fact I hated them. But now I've learned to like them. Then the lights dimmed and it was go time.

It all happened so fast that I don't think I even saw any band members on stage when it was dark. I didn't even hear the opening music before the band plays. I heard the crowd, and I heard myself yelling louder than I ever had before. Then the first few notes rang out, it was Start Me Up. Oh, Damn! I remember thinking "I've been waiting for this moment for 13 fucking years!" and I even teared up a little. I knew what each song would be the whole night before they even played it, it was a sixth sense almost. When Keith came up, I yelled so loud. With great volume and sustain, I belted out "KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEITH!" with every breath in my lungs. I swore he might just yell back "BEN!" at one point! I remember right before CYHMK, I knew it would be played and I started screaming and hollering right before the song, in between the songs. When that first chord rang out, I became even more ecstatic! I remember someone asked me durring the b-stage, right durring the Mannish boy intro/warm-up, "Is this Midnight Rambler?" I said "Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters" I would later tell him before the Stones came back for the encore "THIS will be Midnight Rambler"

Then, at the end of the show, after nearly 2 and a half hours of non-ending screaming at full blast, my voice ceased and we headed towards the parking lot. We couldn't believe what we just saw. It took a few minutes to get out of the parking lot, but we hit Center street out of Columbus and no single car other than ours was on that road! everyone went another way. We stopped at a Wendys, I wanted 2 large Cokes (God, I was never more thirsty in my life). We listened to Get Your Leeds Lungs Out and Stripped. I got back home at 2 in the morning, made coffe for the next day (I freeze my coffe, and have iced cappacinos in the morning) and went to bed. Like I could get any sleep! I arrived at 7:15 for school, after having two sleepless nights and having no voice what so ever. I could barely screech out what I was saying. I struted my new stuff I had bought and daydreamed about the Stones for the whole week of school and having my voice recover. It was, the greatest night of my life.

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