Blimp Time Hop: Mainers Jam With Jagger In Foxboro Parking Lot
30 years ago this week, 3 dudes from Maine caught lightning in a bottle in the parking lot of then Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro. It was October 1, 1989. The Rolling Stones were here in New England on their Steel Wheels tour.
We did a WBLM Concert Caravan with a couple buses full of Blimpsters to that historic show. I do remember hearing rumblings that day of a magical visit by Mick Jagger to fans in the parking lot before the concert that afternoon.
The word also quickly got around that the fans were fellow Mainers who brought along instruments to jam Stones songs as they tailgated waiting for showtime. Wouldn't it be cool if Jagger stopped by to join in? That would never happen...right?
According to a wicked cool Facebook post from one of Mick's chosen,
"this actually happened, as chronicled a couple days later by Kurt Loder and MTV News."
His name is Mark Robinson of Biddeford. He put up an awesome of the 1989 MTV News report interspersed with live footage of the Stones performing You Can't Always Get What You Want to tell epic tale of their sing-along with Mick.
Thanks so much for sharing this incredible once-in-a-lifetime memory with us, Mark.