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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mick Jagger

We're not here to pay tribute to Mick Jagger as the front man of one of the top rock bands of all time.  We're not here to praise Mick Jagger as a comedy performer (though he did do a terrific job with the Top Ten List).  

We're here to appreciate Mick Jagger, the greatest crowd acknowledger CelebriGum has ever seen.

The calm before the storm, with only the flash of red scarf giving a clue to the intensity of what's coming.

Wow!  Impressive opening salvo!  Yes, plenty of celebrities wave.  But look at that angle, that extension!  That's a big hand, and Mick knows how to deploy it.

 Start of the paparazzi pointing sequence.  You there!  I'm indicating you!

And you!  Now I'm pointing at you!  I can point at any of you!

Another wave.  Again, not reinventing the wheel, but the crisp form and the classically proportioned finger-spread are masterful.

The exit.  Still waving after his high-energy Top Ten presentation!  I'm a much younger man, but even I had trouble keeping up with Mick: I almost didn't get the gum in this shot.

Thanks, Mick.  I got satisfaction.


  1. Always enjoyed their big hit "Gummie Shelter"

    1. I think you're going to do just fine here, Unknown.

    2. The Toast in the MachineDecember 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM

      Yeah, "Unknown" seems to have this crew pretty much pegged, doesn't he/she?

  2. The Toast in the MachineDecember 13, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    How incredibly graceful! That guy definitely has the moves like Adam Levine...

  3. I can't help but wondering how much Sir Mick gets paid for this kind of appearance. You better not say it's nothing because i bloody well won't believe you. Is it a stick of gum?

    1. Betty Carroll BiernottDecember 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

      That would be awhole pack of Freedent,Karl.

    2. I think guests get a few hundred dollars. And undying glory if they're coming or going while I'm at the window.