Stones Fans Satisfied Despite Bomb Scare

By: Sarah Batista
By: Sarah Batista

October 7, 2005

After months of anticipation, Rolling Stones fans finally got their satisfaction. But the concert wasn't without a hitch. A bomb threat brought the concert to a halt.

Imagine how surprised fans were Thursday night when suddenly Mick Jagger stops the concert and announces that the band will be taking a 10-minute break. As it turns out, that break turned into something no one had anticipated.

"I see police officers running up and down the aisles, they escorted the whole front row out," described one fan.

Officials say about an hour into the show around 9 p.m., 911 received a bomb threat targeting the stage area.

50,000 fans waited and watched as police searched the stage with bomb-sniffing dogs. Their 10-minute break eventually stretched into 45 minutes.

"We're thinking it's kind of raining and it's a long break and this really stinks but we were asking ourselves how are they going to get this show started again,"said fan Mike Snodress.

Fans traveled from all across the commonwealth to see Mick and the boys and no one wanted to leave without a finale. Luckily, a search of the stage came up clean and the concert resumed around 10:30. After the break, fans say the band stepped it up even more.

"They put a lot more into it even after the break. Maybe because they felt like it was worth it because everybody waited for them," explained one fan.

"It was very good...it came out strong after the long break, said Stones Fan Aaron Brumfield.

"They put on a great show, [I] really, really enjoyed it, worth every second of the wait," said Snodress.

The concert finally wrapped up with the song 'No Satisfaction' around 12:15. Although, fans were a little disappointed about the break, they say there was no way they were going to pass up seeing the band play.

Police are still investigating last night's scare.


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