Ryan Javate – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The legendary Rolling Stones “rolled” into Tampa on Friday, Oct. 26, on their “No Filter Tour,” which was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the band’s 60-year anniversary coming around the corner you would be surprised to know that they still put on an amazing show.

Coming from a kid who grew up listening to The Beatles, I did not really know what to expect. Yet, when most of their popular songs such as “Beast of Burden” or “Start Me Up” were being performed I could not help but wear a smile.

“I think ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ was my favorite song that night,” explained senior Nicholas Lopez, “I have fond memories of that song from the Video Game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ when it was featured in it, and all of their older material just resonated well with me.”

Throughout the concert the audience was almost always on their feet, ready to sing along with the Stones whenever the chorus hit. I could tell everyone was having the time of their lives.

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Mick Jagger has kept his voice in excellent condition and sounds exactly like he did during the Stones’ early years. I was amazed by how active he always seemed on stage, especially since he is 78 years old.

Jagger showed some of the best showmanship I have ever seen in a long time.

“My parents always wanted to go to one of their concerts because they’ve listened to them since they were young,” said senior Isabella Eubank.

Eubank continued, “They introduced me to them so when they got tickets to the concert, they got one for me as well. I’d definitely recommend going to one of their concerts.”

When talking about Classic Rock bands, The Rolling Stones have often been overshadowed by larger bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Aerosmith. However, this is a band that has stood the test of time and will surely roll into more people’s hearts for as long as possible.