ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Fans came from near and far to catch the Rolling Stones in action at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Sixty thousand people packed 1 Bills Drive.
The music has died down, and now all that’s left to do is cook up a little breakfast. After one of the most historic concerts there, The camper lot is now empty outside the stadium, but the stories continue.
“It was the best show I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Dennis Prosser from Wheatfield. “The whole group was phenomenal. They put on a great, great show.”
Andy Richer from Cheektowaga said, “This one is the killer one. This is something spectacular.” He has been to eight Rolling Stones concerts.
Fans were particularly impressed with Mick Jagger himself, who, after all these years, still has his famous moves. Prosser said, “I couldn’t believe how he moved on the stage, it was like he was 34 years old instead of 70 years old.” Early Saturday morning everyone packed up and shipped out in the camper lot. But before and after the concert, it was one big party.
“Everybody was blasting the Rolling Stones music all day and all night, blasting like crazy,” Prosser said. Fans said from the first song to the last, no one sat down for the entire two hour concert. “The production they put on where ever they go it’s spectacular. Its bigger each time we see them,” said Richer. “A lot of people put something together to turn us on for a few hours that gives you a memory you will remember forever.”
This concert will also be forever remembered by the choir at the Calvalry Episcopoal Church. The choir collaborated with the group and sang one song in front of 60,000 fans. Music Director for the church, Alex Benestelli, said, “It was a once in a lifetime experience, and everything just couldn’t have gone better.” The 24 choir members belted out “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” alongside the Rolling Stones. Benestelli says he could see how the performance was life changing for his choir.
“As the conductor I’m looking at their faces, so it was really cool to look at some of these people I’ve come to know over the last years and just see them light up on stage, it was really a special moment for them,” he said.