Thursday, September 14, 2006


The Stones are playing Churchill Downs in Louisville on September 29th.

Now I have seen the Stones plenty of times over the years. The last time being 1989. 17 years ago! It was outdoors, at the UofL football stadium...maybe.

I remember that it took a long time to realize what songs they were playing.

Unlike their SOME GIRLS tour, which was fabulous.

It is unfair to think that something has happened to the Stones.

Something has happened to me.

Steel Wheels was the last Stones album I purchased, if you don't count the SOME GIRLS album with the original cover. I found (at the flea market, natch) and gave to my Brother-in-Law. Somewhere I read they printed only 100,000 of this particular cover before they were forced to stop because of the copywrite infringement laws.

I knew he would love it. Appreciate it.

(Why do I remember a different album cover for Beggars Banquet than I see now? Am I loosing it in my old age?)

In a moment of pure delusion, I checked out the prices for the show in Louisville.

Oh My God.

For a mere $150 I can get a ticket...but I'm not promised a view. How bizarre!!

For $2500 I can have it all. And Alice Cooper.

Naturally I went on a quick hunt for my 1981 ticket. Left hand stage. I could have spit and hit the stage.

Inflation is outrageous.


Robbie said...

You having a ticket stub that is 25years old is outrageous!!! LOL

Lisa :-] said...

I guess they figure that those of us who might be that excited about seeing the Stones are all doctors or lawyers or successful baby boomer millionaires of some kind.

Personally, I never liked the Stones. So the thought of paying $2500 for a ticket is really outrageous.

Cynthia said...

And this is why I haven't been to a concert in ages.

Paul said...

Hey! Mick's wearing me yellow tights!