For this Stones fan, seeing them live was worth the wait

ROLLING Stones fan Jackson Marshall waited 11 months to see his favourite band perform live but said it was "well worth the wait".

"It was awesome," he said. "Definitely worth the wait.

"This was definitely the best concert I've seen, followed by Aerosmith which I saw last year."

The Lismore local had planned to catch the Stones in March; however, the band's "14 on Fire" Australia tour was postponed following the death of frontman Mick Jagger's partner L'Wren Scott.

But arranging to see the band at a later date turned out to be costly, after airlines refused to refund Rolling Stones concert-goers who had booked flights to see the band.

Mr Marshall said he lost nearly $600 in flights after the March concert was cancelled, plus an additional $680 for new flights to see the band perform at Adelaide Oval.

While many fans expressed their understanding and sympathy for the tour's postponement, there have been frustrations over the refusal of some airline and accommodation providers to refund bookings.

The band played a 19-song set to a sold-out crowd of 53,300 on October 25 at Adelaide Oval.

Rock legend Jimmy Barnes opened the show, with special guest Mick Taylor joining the Stones on stage.

"Jimmy Barnes played for a good hour and 10 minutes and the Rolling Stones came on shortly afterwards and they played for about two and a half hours straight," Mr Marshall said.

"There were kids from the age of six all the way through to people near 90.

"They also brought out Mick Taylor, who was with the Rolling Stones from 1969 to 1974, and he came out and did Midnight Rambler and I Can't Get No Satisfaction.

The Rolling Stones will continue their Australia and New Zealand tour this month.



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