NORTH SHORE (KDKA) – It’s been a decade since they last played in Pittsburgh.
But the Rolling Stones are back in town, ready to perform in front of a packed house at Heinz Field, rain or shine.
The band rocked a soaked stadium — and fans seemed undeterred by the rain.
And tailgaters seemed to be on pretty good behavior before the show.
One fan we talked to was seeing her fifth Rolling Stones concert Saturday.
“It’s in them,” she said. “They love music, they can write, they can play. They got it.”
She said she brought her son so he could have a chance to see them, should they decide to stop touring.
“I think it’s awesome that they’re still able to do this,” said another fan. “And you can keep going and see them even to this day. This concert is going to be awesome.”
Saturday night, Mick and the boys came out like it was ’63 in London all over again. The band rocked their Pittsburgh performance of the worldwide “Zip Code” tour.
The first time the Stones were here was 1966.
Scott Mervis, pop music writer for the Post-Gazette joined “The KDKA Morning News” to recap the Rolling Stones concert.
Mervis says weather was the biggest concern on everyone’s mind. He didn’t know if the concert would be canceled due to the heavy rain, but it held off.
He says the sound the band produced was, “unbelievable.”
“Mick (Jagger) is 71 going on 72 and I don’t see any difference in the way [he] moves from when he was 25 to now 71,” he said.
Mervis said most of the classic bands he has seen like the Stones, The Who and Paul McCartney still sound great even after all these years.