October 1, 1989. The Rolling Stones were smack-dab in the middle of three nights in Foxboro for their Steel Wheels tour. Were you there?
I wasn’t, but my parents were. And it was a big deal! Rarely did my mom and dad go out on a school night, but seeing the Stones live was a special case. I remember them leaving me and my brother with a babysitter and the excitement of thinking about how my parents were going to see a big stadium rock show.
When I woke up on Monday morning, I woke up to a surprise: my mom had picked me up a Steel Wheels tour t-shirt to wear to school that day. 12-year-old Adam 12 was elated: he spent the day being asked by his classmates if he’d gone to the show the night before. Kinda felt like a rock star.
I was able to track down some bootleg audio and video of the Stones during this three-night Sullivan Stadium stand. The quality isn’t the best, but it’s still decent and it does a good job of capturing the setlist and style of the band during that era. Check it out.