Photo by Caitlin Abrams
Ahead of tonight's concert at TCF Bank Stadium, Mick Jagger & Co. spent the past two days soaking up the city. A slowdown of touring life? Replacements fans? Whatever the reason, we're into this Stones—They're Just Like Us! storyline. Here's where band members have been spotted so far:
Mick Jagger hits James & Mary Laurie Booksellers in the North Loop (maybe he read our North Loop guide?), after a quick warning call from a concierge. What do you do if you know Mick Jagger is coming over? And what music to play?! Jagger purchased some gifts for friends before ducking out.
Meanwhile, Stones drummer Charlie Watts hung around Mall of America on a sock sourcing mission. "He just kind of wandered in," says Hammer Made sales associate Kevin Shields, who checked Watts out at one of his stops. After ringing up five pairs of socks to add to his other bags (full of more socks), Shields took his customer's name. When he later realized the rock presence in his midst and requested a photo for social media, Watts replied, "Bloody hell, no."
Jagger and Watts stopped by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for their fill of American folk-art furniture. Guided personally by the museum's painting curator, Patrick Noon, we're wondering if a big donation is in the MIA's future.
Jagger hit Cafe Lurcat for a miso-marinated Chilean sea bass all by his lonesome, while Watts sat in for an electrifying session alongside an old tour bandmate, Tim Ries, during his concert at the Dakota.
Which all leaves us with one question—where the hell is Keith Richards?