But the Stones you see are the Stones you’ve gotten for nearly five decades. They’re the most expensive living history exhibit on the planet. Tickets for their five 2012 shows averaged $529 apiece, and every show sold out. They print money.
In 1970, Jagger said this: “I can’t see myself doing all this when I’m 30.”
In 1975 he said this: “I’d rather be dead than sing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m 45.”
And this in 1977: “In five years we won’t be touring at all.”
Ah, the folly of youth.
Brian Ojanpa is a Free Press staff writer. Call him at 344-6316 or email email@example.com.