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Reader: He Might Look Old, but Mick Jagger Totally Rocked It

Mick Jagger in action a mile high.
Mick Jagger in action a mile high. Brandon Marshall

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Close-up of Jagger at Mile High. - BRANDON MARSHALL
Close-up of Jagger at Mile High.
Brandon Marshall
Says Margaret: 
He was never really handsome. But, OMG! he looks moments away from dead! Here's someone who maybe should look into plastic surgery.
Comments Robert: 
At first, I found this title very annoying. But upon reading, the review is well-written and though it says incorrectly (see Richards) that only hard work and self-denial can bring you to succeed in rock in later years, it ultimately makes the point that "orgasmic" means doing what you love. I disagree also that these are the songs a true fan would want to hear, but I won't belabor the point that this is a good (well-written) article, it's not as threadbare and pedestrian, "Oh the Stones are here again" as it may seem.... Photo isn't the one to use however, obvious clickbait, so is the title.
Notes DK: 
The fact that you'd choose to use the word "orgasmic" to describe a bunch of nearly 80-year-old geriatric "rockers" is highly disturbing. Do you have a grandpa fetish or something?
And Susan concludes: 
What is a metaphor? Do you think the audience had hands in pants like an old porn movie? But it’s all right. In fact, it’s a gas.
Reviewer Kyle Harris definitely found the show a gas.

The Rolling Stones got their start back in 1962, but their music is as relevant as ever, he notes.  So is their approach to a stadium concert. In Denver, it started with picking this city's own Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats — a group that in a few years has risen from opening at bars to Broncos Stadium — as the opening act.

But the night really belonged to the legendary frontman. "Over more than two hours, Jagger proved himself indefatigable," writes Harris. "He borrowed cues from evangelical preachers, throwing his arms in the air and moving fans to do the same. He mirrored drag queen macho rock. His ability to shapeshift between genres, ages, cultures and gender identities brought a madness to the show that would be alienating on the street but was captivating on stage.

"With his band behind him, Jagger rose and fell like he was in perpetual orgasm," Harris concludes. "He and the Stones did what great rock and roll does: They brought us along for the waves."

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