The Rolling Stones began their two show stand in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, hitting the stage at 9 sharp with "Get Off My Of My Cloud" and bringing the evening to a crescendo over two hours later with "Satisfaction."
In between, Mick Jagger wished Philadelphia a Happy 331st Birthday ("I read it in the paper," he said) and thanked "your Mayor Nutter" for proclaiming it Rolling Stones week and presenting the band with a honorary bell. Later, Keith Richards told the cheering crowd before he sang "You Got The Silver": "Thank you Philly, it's your birthday, not mine. I don't know which one's older."
Country star Brad Paisley was the previously announced special guest of the night, singing "Dead Flowers," with Jagger by demand of online voters in a feature called "By Request, presented by Citi." Guitarist Mick Taylor, a full time member of the band from 1969 to 1974, joined in as he has on the entire '50 and Counting' tour for "Midnight Rambler" and came back on stage for "Satisfaction."
A full review will be up online in the morning. The Stones are back at the Wells Fargo on Friday.