October 7, 2010 11:40 AM Subscribe
posted by punkfloyd (66 comments total)
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Hey Mick, why don't you start singing Gimme Shelter at the mixing desk in the middle of the a huge crowd and then leisurely stroll to the stage. Nothing bad will happen
According to Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who fimed this show:
"Mick came up with the idea returning to the stage from the mixing booth, which stands in the centre of the auditirium.His security team were immediately worried, but Mick wasn't becouse he thoght the Japanese were too orderly for there to be a problem.However, he took two bodyguards with him...
He got to the booth relatively unnoticed in the dark and then started to sing into his microphone as he walked towards the stage, some 200 feet away while audince parted, in theory,to let him through.
Well, it has to have been the shock, the fact that they'd never had a star literally in their midst before, becouse suddenly they completely lost all their inbred control and mobbed him in a very alarming way. I was shooting the video from the stage, and it wasn't artificial, He was in real trouble, we in the crew all knew it and could do nothing about it. The situation was desperate, and thyough the camera I could see stark fear in Mick's eyes..... Callaghan (bodyguard) finally got Mick to the stage. He was white-faced and in a sweat. When Japanese released the video they had edited out the mob scene becouse they didn't think it politic to show Japanese kids breaking ranks. But for Mick and for me, it's a hairy moment we will never forget"