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Silverdome, Pontiac, MI, Nov. 30 1981 (Part 1)
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Welcome to a journey back in time with the Rolling Stones! In this blog post, we will be diving into the archival footage of their legendary performance in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1981. Part 1 of this video series will unveil the electrifying atmosphere and the band’s timeless musical mastery. Pontiac Silverdome was the stage where the Rolling Stones mesmerized their fans with an unforgettable show. The raw energy and charisma of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts are palpable as they deliver one hit after another. From the moment they take the stage, the crowd is captivated, and the air is charged with anticipation.
The Stones’ debut performance at the suburban stadium was noteworthy not only for the band’s performance but also for the response to Iggy Pop, one of the event’s opening acts.The frontman of the Stooges, despite being a local, engaged in combat with the mob, which spat and threw objects at him. However, Pop gave everything he had during the brief sets. Santana, on the other hand, did better.In fact, he received such positive reviews in contrast to the Stones that the following summer, when his band played in Pine Knob, Carlos Santana felt compelled to refute claims that they had outperformed the main act from the stage.
The video captures the Stones at the height of their powers, showcasing their incredible musicianship and stage presence. As the band ignites the audience with the opening chords, you can feel the excitement building. Mick Jagger effortlessly commands the stage, dancing and strutting with his trademark energy, captivating every eye in the stadium. Part 1 of this video series leaves us craving for more, eagerly awaiting the continuation. Stay tuned for the next installment, where we will delve deeper into this unforgettable performance and relive the magic of the Rolling Stones in Pontiac, 1981