It was our first wedding anniversary on Monday. Conveniently, The Rolling Stones were playing a show in Macau on Sunday night. Perfect way to celebrate!
We'd actually originally thought we might see them in Tokyo, because they were there when we planned to be in Japan. We soon realised that it's very difficult and very expensive to get Japanese concert tickets when you don't live in Japan. Luckily the Macau date worked out even better for us, coinciding with our anniversary and being a perfect stop on the way home from Japan (Macau is only an hour and a half flight from Manila). It was also a much smaller venue than any of the others on the tour, and the tickets were significantly cheaper than in Sydney or Tokyo. It really was perfect!
I was very excited to see them. They're my favourite band apart from The Who, but they are such different bands that I think I can give them equal favourite status now.
Seeing the show made me realise how freaking cool Ronnie Wood is. From where we were sitting, the way he was dressed, and the way he was leaping around the place - the guy looks like a teenager. Ok, his face gives him away, but he's a pretty heavy smoker (he smoked a lot during the show which was kind of funny to watch). So, don't smoke. And wear sunscreen. Ok?
Keith came up to the mike and said "Hello Macau... It's good to be here... it's good to be anywhere..."
Good point, Keef.
Mick is skinnier than I'll ever be and has way more energy. Maybe the secret to youth & vitality is to be a rock star for fifty years? I'd better start soon.
I'd heard over and over that "they've still got it" but I really had to see it for myself to truly believe it. They sound just as amazing as they always have and work the stage and the crowd perfectly. You can really see that they absolutely love performing and as long as Mick keeps up the crazy dance moves, I think they'll keep going as long as they can. Yay for us!