Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rolling Stones Stories

Hello there, dear reader.

If you've been to our current show, Aftermath, you may have noticed a sign at the box office asking our audience for their favorite Rolling Stones stories. Simone Roos, our Guest Liaison, had the idea after listening to many priceless anecdotes from our ticket buyers while working box office. These ranged from a woman who actually had lunch with Mick and Brian back in the sixties to another who was fired from her job for mourning the loss of Brian with a black armband.

The following is the first installment of what we hope will be many, many more.

If you have your own, please feel free to contact me at: aaron@signalensemble.com and note whether or not I can mention your name.

Rock on,

Aaron Snook
Dramaturg

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I used to be an Andy Frain supervisor and I was lucky enough to see The Stones three times! I worked the VooDoo Lounge tour, and since I was a supervisor I had all access at Soldier Field. Right before they took the stage I would sneak off by Bear's Alley. The Bears locker room was converted into The Stones' dressing room. Myself and about thirty other workers (Chicago Cops, Soldier Field Security) STOOD 5 FEET FROM MICK AND THE BOYS! No one took pictures, no one talked, no one breathed - it was one of the most awesome moments, I'm sure, of all of our lives. We were star struck!

--Janette, Chicago