Rolling Stovns in Washington DC, RFK Stadium, July 4, 1972

I grew up in the late 1960s, a big fan of Rolling Stones. The daughter of my godmother (this makes it my god-sister?) Was the US president in the fan club Rolling Stones in 1966. I had all their records, and I desperately wanted them to be played live.

So, imagine my enthusiasm when the spring of 1972 tickets were made available for the concert on 4 July RFK Stadium. They quickly dispersed, but I managed to kill a couple. Time passed very slowly for me between the day and the actual day of the concert.

We all gathered at my friend's VW and headed. It was the seat of the festival, so we wanted to get there early enough to get a decent seat. As we go, we arrived around 13:30 and were ideal places (for a baseball game – front row of the dugout third base), and if the scene had been established on 2nd base, perfect places for the show that night.

So we ended up with 5 hours of the murder, before Steve Vonder had to entertain us, like opening. Spicy scent of tobacco effervescent hovered in the air, and a bottle of cheap wine passed around. It was a nice atmosphere, and everything went smoothly until we began to hear loud outrage, which went behind us. He shouted and shouted, and he walked out of the main gate. Apparently, some children tried to break into the protective service under the & # 39; riding and break on the stage!

Well, it was all gently, until someone shouted: "They shoot tear gas!" What made us all chuckle, until the wind changed direction and did not blow into the stadium. We stopped to chuckle at that moment and tried to hold his breath. It worked for a while until we do not have to actually breathe, and then it was unpleasant to say. Eyes we Jolie, and we all suffer.

Finally the cops found the hint and stopped with tear gas. The air cleared and the first act came on stage. Stevie Uonder was OK. About him almost nobody cared (which was disappointing), but he was doing his work about half an hour, and then left the stage to thank the majority of the crowd. Such a life opens.

Then walked another 45 minutes and finally went on stage stones. If you've ever seen the movie "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones," then it was the same tour. Perhaps their best tour ever. They supported their new album "Exile on Main Street." A lot of good songs on it, plus they have done all their hits to date (those hits that everyone wants to hear today). Meek noted the historical occasion (he is the third did economics and history at the London School of Economics) and congratulated all of us to independence.

For many years I was at four concerts Stones, and each has created an atmosphere that was so thick that you could cut it with a knife. I do not know what it is about, but every time they do the two strange things. As I have said, they create a wonderful atmosphere, and they belong to the crowd, as if you were equal. Absolutely no signs of "hey, I'm a rock star. Thank you for your food, and we play what we want or we will not play at all." It is unusual, but you really feel like they are your friends from next door, and they just hang out with you during this two-hour period.

Well, they played a little more than 2 hours and 3 masks, and then it's time to run into the car and try to find your way again. In general, only the best experience of 20-year-old could be back in the not attended Robert Redford and choir marmonavaga taburnaku. Come on, use your imagination.