Wednesday, November 2, 2016
She Smiled Sweetly and said, "Shut The F**k Up, Assholes!"
To my knowledge, the Rolling Stones played "She Smiled Sweetly" in concert only once. It was on September 30, 2002 at Roseland in N.Y.C.. I know this because I was there, upstairs in the V.I.P. area, where four to five dozen record execs and lucky unworthies got to sit above the massive nuts-to-butts ocean of people below. When I realized what I was hearing, I couldn't contain myself. This is one of my very favorite deep cuts. When the assholes around me did NOT recognize the tune as either "Brown Sugar" or "Honky Tonk Woman," they either made a bee line for a piss break, or worse, turned their backs on the stage and started talking about tennis lessons and their trips to the Turks and Caicos.
This could be about your favorite deep cut. Or, it could be about a concert experience, either good or bad. For me, it was about waking up and wanting to hear "She Smiled Sweetly," which I could never do without thinking of that night and those morons.