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Old 01-16-2003, 10:26 AM   #1
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Dead Man Attends Stones Concert

http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/in...ck01162003.htm

Stones fan would Not Fade Away without a final concert

by Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Thursday, January 16, 2003

There are die-hard fans and there are die-hard fans. Then, there's the guy whose ashes wound up on stage with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones at the FleetCenter Sunday night. Let's just say Will McDonough wasn't the only one who had a big send-off on Causeway Street this week!

From the Truth-Is-Stranger-Than-Fiction File, get this: A woman shows up at the arena for the Stones show Sunday night. She's carrying a Baggie. Turns out that in the Baggie is not what you usually bring to a Stones concert in a Baggie. It's the remains of her late hubby. A HUGE Stones fan.

Seems her dearly departed bought the tickets for the show, then shed this mortal coil. So his grieving widow brought him to the concert to fulfill his dying wish - to see Mick & Co. one last time. And just so it wouldn't be all his Love In Vain she wanted her hubby to have a really good seat.

``She went up to the runway stage and asked one of the security guards if she could dump her husband's ashes there,'' said FleetCenter spokesguy Jim Delaney. ``The security staff told her that that probably wouldn't be the most appropriate thing to do.''

Which kind of put the grieving widow between a Rock And A Hard Place. So she took matters into her own hands.

``About 10 minutes later, there she was tossing the ashes onto the runway,'' Delaney said.

Well, the staff didn't know what to do. Should they vacuum up the late, lamented Stones fan? Sweep him back into a Baggie? Or just let him, er, live out his dying wish?

Well, before the debate concluded, Mick, Keith, Ron, Charlie et. al. jumped onstage and the discussion became moot. Because Mick was Dancing With Mr. D-parted!

Delaney said the Stones weren't aware Mick was dancing on his biggest fan's grave until after the show. Which is probably just as well because if Keith saw all that powder, he may have snorted it!

A spokesgal for the band would only say, ``That's the craziest thing I've ever heard.'' Hmm. Not been with the Stones long???

Anyway, Delaney said no one got the woman's name but she didn't seem the least bit unhinged.

``She knew what she wanted,'' he said, ``She wanted him to have the best seat in the house.''

Well then, we think it's safe to say that somewhere, up there, her hubby has gotten some posthumous Satisfaction.
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[color=royal blue]Whoa that's...weird. Interesting.

I hope Keith didn't smoke the guy's ashes
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Is that the same Will McDonough that was the sportscaster? Must be as he recently passed........

That story is sick and gross

People are really stupid.....
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I also wonder if they did "Start Me Up"-you know that line about "dead man"

Yes, that is the sportscaster they had his wake at the Fleet Center
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I also wonder if they did "Start Me Up"-you know that line about "dead man"

Yes, that is the sportscaster they had his wake at the Fleet Center
NO GUYS. REALLY. START ME UP.
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I read that in the Herald this morning...talk about taking fanatacism a step too far.
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I hope Keith didn't smoke the guy's ashes
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I smoked somebody's ashes once by mistake. Many years ago I was taking part in a Native American pipe ritual--passing the pipe with tobacco, taking a hit and sending out a prayer (ok, this was my new age hippie native american phase ) -- and unbeknownst to the group until later, one of the people, an 80 year old woman whose husband Earle had recently died, slipped some of his ashes into the pipe. I smoked 'ol Earle.
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I smoked somebody's ashes once by mistake. Many years ago I was taking part in a Native American pipe ritual--passing the pipe with tobacco, taking a hit and sending out a prayer (ok, this was my new age hippie native american phase ) -- and unbeknownst to the group until later, one of the people, an 80 year old woman whose husband Earle had recently died, slipped some of his ashes into the pipe. I smoked 'ol Earle.
This also is sick and gross.......
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