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Sunday 16 December 2012
Despite having been the targets of ageism since about 1977, The Rolling Stones' ability to conjure up momentum – not least exorbitant ticket prices – shows no sign of abating. With the group half a century old, and boasting a combined age of roughly 904, social media was a very different place when they last hit the road five years ago (Friends Reunited anyone?).
The relentless manner by which the Stones brand of 2012 has invaded Twitter of late confirms that one of entertainment's most formidable marketing machines of the past 50 years remains at the height of its powers. For those of us unwilling to fork out hundreds for the honour of seeing ol' Jumpin' Jack Flash strutting his stuff on a stage half a mile away, there has been a live Twitter feed of shows, exhaustive in its mission to highlight exactly what the more skint and miserly end of the fan base is missing.
As for the excitable boffin curiously employed to tweet us the lyrics of Brown Sugar during the gigs, I may have judged the said individual harshly.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Exodus Gods and Kings casting controversy: Ridley Scott would never cast 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
- 2 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 3 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
- 5 Michael Buerk wishes he'd killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship
I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' close to camp
Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
Exodus Gods and Kings casting controversy: Ridley Scott would never cast 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
The Fall, series 2, episode 3 – TV review: The Gillian Anderson drama is starting to push the realms of plausibility, but who cares?
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'