Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Newark, NJ

December 13 & 15, 2012

We all freaked out thinking "maybe" the 50th Anniversary Shows would be our last chance to see the Stones. Were they? Nah. But we'd been saying that forever, so we scrambled to get tickets. I couldn't afford to pay for Pit ticket for both nights, so I opted for the best of the "cheap seats" at $350 for night one and the Pit for night two. The so-called cheap (not cheap) seats were dead center at the back of the arena, second level! Actually the WORST seats I'd had in ages. But the highlight that night was hearing Around & Around for the first and only time and that made it all worthwhile. We had an adventure after the show when my friend's cell phone was stolen out of her purse and we walked to the Newark Police station about 1am and were escorted back to our hotel in an unmarked car by two homicide detectives! You can read a play by play of Dec 12 HERE

The second night we were in the Pit and it was the Pay Per View filming. There were specials guests Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr and of course the Stones own Mick Taylor. It was amazing. My feet never hurt so bad after that show (reminder to wear flat shoes!). You can read a play by play HERE

December 13th Setlist

Get Off of My Cloud The Last Time It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) Paint It Black Gimme Shelter Respectable Wild Horses Around and Around Doom and Gloom One More Shot Miss You Honky Tonk Women Before They Make Me Run Happy Midnight Rambler Start Me Up Tumbling Dice Brown Sugar Sympathy for the Devil You Can't Always Get What You Want Jumpin' Jack Flash (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

December 15 Setlist

"Get Off of My Cloud" "The Last Time" "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)" "Paint It Black" "Gimme Shelter" (with Lady Gaga) "Wild Horses" "Going Down" (with Gary Clark Jr. and John Mayer) "Dead Flowers" "Who Do You Love" (with the Black Keys) "Doom and Gloom" "One More Shot" "Miss You" "Honky Tonk Women" "Before They Make Me Run" "Happy" "Midnight Rambler" (with Mick Taylor) "Start Me Up" "Tumbling Dice" (with Bruce Springsteen) "Brown Sugar" "Sympathy for the Devil" Encores: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" "Jumpin' Jack Flash" "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"