Never before has the Québec Festival been visited by U2. Nor is that Coldplay. Not Adele or Beyoncé or Eminem. However, on July 15, 2015, the Rolling Stones were cheered by over 100,000 people.
It was a cold Wednesday, but Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and the late Charlie Watts quickly got in the mood by attacking the Plains of Abraham with the first of a long line of classics from their repertoire, start me up.
Since then, we have had a journey through the times of rock and roll. It’s Just Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It), Tumbling Dice, Wild Horses, Midnight Rambler, Gimme Shelter, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil And many others impressed the crowd.
Mick Jagger was on fire. He was 71 years old at the time, and he was spending the evening staging the stage from one party to the other. Anyone who knows the giant of the plains scene will understand that she walked 10,000 steps a day.
In addition, he addressed the crowd in French. He described the crowd as “very elegant” and “cool” and called Ronnie Wood “King Putin”.
When reminded, two strong men were waiting for us. The group was accompanied by a choir of young singers from Laval You can’t always get what you want, Then The Stones said goodbye to the basics, the iconic ones (I can’t get no) contentment.