Jagger jokes over Stones’ £100,000 fine
Mick Jagger last night laughed off the Rolling Stones’ £100,000 fine for breaking curfew at their O2 Arena show in London on Sunday.
Speaking to the crowd at their second 50th anniversary concert in the same venue, the singer said the six-figure sum amounted to the price of ten tickets.
The Stones were penalised for running past time after having started late at the weekend, forcing them to miss out (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction from their 50 And Counting set.
Jagger told fans: “We’re more relaxed tonight. We’ll get to play the whole thing. We had to pay £100,000 because we went on too long. That’s like… ten seats!”
Former band members BIll Wyman and Mick Taylor once again made appearances – see a fan-shot clip of Taylor’s guest spot below. Eric Clapton took the stage for Champagne And Reefer while Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine sang on Gimme Shelter.
Jagger made another reference to the band’s high ticket prices after they performed Beatles track I Wanna Be Your Man, which, until Sunday, they hadn’t played since 1964.
He said: “Blimey, that’s an old song. Back then, the price of a pint of milk was three pence, the price of a loaf of bread was sixpence and the price of a concert ticket was – I’d better not go there.”
Rolling Stones setlist
Get Off Of My Cloud
I Wanna Be Your Man
The Last Time
Paint It Black
Gimme Shelter (with Florence Welch)
Champagne And Reefer (with Eric Clapton)
Live With Me
One More Shot
Doom And Gloom
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It) (with Bill Wyman)
Honky Tonk Women (with Bill Wyman)
Before They Make Me Run (sung by Keith Richards)
Happy (sung by Keith Richards)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Start Me Up
Sympathy For The Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
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