The concert began with the boom of the UCLA Marching Band. Being that I am a Trojan, I was a little bummed that it wasn’t our USC band, but hey, I was at the Stones! And with that, the show began with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and continued on for two rock-fueled hours. Gwen Stefani, sporting waist-length blonde hair, a sequined RS lips tank top and tight leather pants, sang a duet with Mick Jagger for “Wild Horses.” Keith Urban also joined the band, during “Respectable” and the Stones played “Emotional Rescue” for the first time ever live. In the audience, Jack Nicholson signed autographs and posed for pictures with fellow concert goers before assuming his front row seat, while Pierce Brosnan held hands with wife Keely Shaye Smith and greeted admiring fans.
Of course, I loved “Honky Tonk Woman” (I am from Texas!), “Sympathy for the Devil” (always one of my faves) and of course, Mick’s classic dance moves! Between his signature holding his hands on his hips, puckering his lips and pointing his finger, he did not disappoint. Who else has moves like Jagger, other than Jagger himself?! In fact, he made several laps around the mouth-shaped stage, much to the excitement of his multitude of screaming fans. The rest of the band-Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood-kept the crowd pumped with their amazing riffs, beats and undying rock star spirit. And that’s the thing-these guys still have it!