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Rolling Stones set fire to the Gaslamp

Plus four of Daniel Knighton's Pixel Perfect photos from the show

The Stones kick off this season's Zip Code Tour at Petco Park! - Image by Daniel Knighton (@pixelperfectimages)
The Stones kick off this season's Zip Code Tour at Petco Park!
Moves like Jagger because he is Jagger!

In the hours leading up to Sunday's opening night of the Rolling Stones 2015 Zip Code Tour at Petco Park, the atmosphere in the Gaslamp Quarter was on fire. Every bar, every restaurant was at or over capacity with crowds overflowing into the already crowded streets. Thousands of fans without tickets gathered outside the park just to hear the band and be part of the experience. Much like the 1969 Woodstock music festival, over 42,000 people actually got in, but many more than that will claim to have been witness to Mick Jagger and the boys’ epic performance.

Keef!

With a youthfulness not seen in acts 30 years younger, Jagger danced, shucked, and jived through the two-hour plus set, digging deep into their extensive catalog. Opening with "Jumping Jack Flash" and "It's Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It),” Jagger wasted no time in getting the sold-out crowd on their feet and kept them there throughout the show. Local sax master Karl Denson caught the ear of the Stones, who correctly drafted him for this tour. The 2015 Zip Code Tour continues in Columbus, Ohio on May 30, after a “private” concert at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Wednesday, May 27.

Ron Wood, Charlie Watts, and Keith Richards
  • Concert: The Rolling Stones
  • Date: May 24
  • Venue: Petco Park
  • Seats: GA
  • Set list: Jumping Jack Flash, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It), All Down the Line, Tumbling Dice, Doom and Gloom, Bitch, Moonlight Mile, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Street Fighting Man, Honky Tonk Women, Slipping Away, Before They Make Me Run, Midnight Rambler, Miss You, Gimme Shelter, Start Me Up, Sympathy for the Devil, Brown Sugar
  • Encores: You Can't Always Get What You Want, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
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The Stones kick off this season's Zip Code Tour at Petco Park! - Image by Daniel Knighton (@pixelperfectimages)
The Stones kick off this season's Zip Code Tour at Petco Park!
Moves like Jagger because he is Jagger!

In the hours leading up to Sunday's opening night of the Rolling Stones 2015 Zip Code Tour at Petco Park, the atmosphere in the Gaslamp Quarter was on fire. Every bar, every restaurant was at or over capacity with crowds overflowing into the already crowded streets. Thousands of fans without tickets gathered outside the park just to hear the band and be part of the experience. Much like the 1969 Woodstock music festival, over 42,000 people actually got in, but many more than that will claim to have been witness to Mick Jagger and the boys’ epic performance.

Keef!

With a youthfulness not seen in acts 30 years younger, Jagger danced, shucked, and jived through the two-hour plus set, digging deep into their extensive catalog. Opening with "Jumping Jack Flash" and "It's Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It),” Jagger wasted no time in getting the sold-out crowd on their feet and kept them there throughout the show. Local sax master Karl Denson caught the ear of the Stones, who correctly drafted him for this tour. The 2015 Zip Code Tour continues in Columbus, Ohio on May 30, after a “private” concert at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Wednesday, May 27.

Ron Wood, Charlie Watts, and Keith Richards
  • Concert: The Rolling Stones
  • Date: May 24
  • Venue: Petco Park
  • Seats: GA
  • Set list: Jumping Jack Flash, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It), All Down the Line, Tumbling Dice, Doom and Gloom, Bitch, Moonlight Mile, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Street Fighting Man, Honky Tonk Women, Slipping Away, Before They Make Me Run, Midnight Rambler, Miss You, Gimme Shelter, Start Me Up, Sympathy for the Devil, Brown Sugar
  • Encores: You Can't Always Get What You Want, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
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There is a 200 word limit for these reviews. I would have loved to have written more, but the format does not allow it.

June 1, 2015

Hey Daniel...I hear ya. The 200 word limit makes it pretty tough to write a good review of the show. Amazing photos though! Here's a quick review I wrote about this show: http://alealerocknroll.com/rolling-stones-still-rocking-still-rolling/

June 1, 2015

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