By: Hilary Harper
On Saturday, May 18th The Rolling Stones performed at the Honda Center for their 50thAnniversary Tour. Although ticket prices were some of the highest we've seen, the band made it worth every penny. The Stones played for over 2 hours, playing many crowd favorites, including some of the classic slower songs like "Wild Horses." Mick Jagger had several crazy outfit changes and a wild energy that wouldn't quit. Even after fifty years, he continues to have the energy to run around the stage and still sound spot on. You can say they surpassed my expectations, given their age and how many years they have been playing. The Stones have a great way of making the audience come alive, more than many other bands I have seen. It felt as though everyone in the crowd was having the time of their life, with each of us feeling as though we were lucky to be a part of this. The visual effects and sound were flawless, along with all the guest appearances. Dave Grohl joined the Stones on stage for "Bitch" and a choir joined in for "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Each song was even more amazing live than on the album, especially during "Sympathy for the Devil." The song was performed with red lighting, while Mick Jagger wore a black feathered coat which he threw off halfway through the song. The band then continued to do three encores, keeping the crowd on their feet the whole time. The Rolling Stones have never ceased to please their fans, and they're not quitting just yet.