London in the summer is a pretty good place to be, however after the Olympics last year we were a bit concerned that this one might be an anti-climax. With temperatures reaching 30 degrees and a string of music festivals in our planner, we needn’t have worried.
Last night marked the end of BST Hyde Park, which was saw ten days of live music and events. The gigs featured some Ben Sherman favourites such as Jake Bugg, Ray Davies, The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs and The Horrors, which were all book-ended by The Rolling Stones.
Between the team at Ben Sherman HQ we’ve managed to attend most of the gigs over the past 10 days, however the highlight for us was on Saturday night.
The Rolling Stones took to the stage to close their 50 & Counting tour which kicked off in November 2012 to mark 50 astonishing years together. Opening with Start Me Up, the next two hours promised to be electrifying. Mick Jagger and his crew might be pushing 70, but they showed us just how they’ve earned their status as gods of rock n’ roll as they ran through their hits with showman style deliverance.
Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, were re-united with Mick Taylor, and together played the guitar riffs that have made them so loved. Not forgetting Charlie Watts, and regular honorary Rolling Stones members Bobby Keys and Lisa Fischer, who all came together to make it a show to that London will never forget. We know it’s only rock n roll, but we really like it…