|ROCK SUPER BOWL XII
TANGERINE BOWL - ORLANDO - FLORIDA
OCTOBER 24 & 25, 1981
|”The front rows in Orlando were filled with these 12 or 13 year old girls, some of whom were making the most unseemly suggestions.”
- Mick Jagger, the New York Times, November 4th, 1981 -
In the fall of 1981, the Rolling Stones were touring behind Tattoo You, released that August. It would be the largest Stones tour to date, breaking ticket sale records and raking in
millions. Van Halen on the road supporting Fair Warning, ran into the Stones in Orlando, Florida.
They would serve as opener for both shows, marking the only time these bands would ever share the same stage.
It was my first real rock concert I was 15 and my brother and I stayed in Orlando to go to the concert. We bought 20 tickets,10 each, the maximum you could get. They cost $16.35 a
piece and we sold them to friends for $20 not much of a scalp.
The Henry Paul band opened for Van Halen, who were supporting the Stones. Only later did I learn that Van Halen opened the two Orlando shows that was it.
Van Halen and the Rolling Stones two nights only !
A few songs into Van Halen’s set David Lee Roth speaking to the press box down front shouted “Do you know what the first thing the newspaper critic with the Elvis Costello
haircut is going to write about this show in tomorrow’s paper ? How fucked up Van Halen was!” The crowd went wild !
“And you know what the second thing they are going to write is ? How fucked up the audience was !” Then the crowd went nuts !
“Well, this one’s for the press !” Roth moons the press box and the band kicked into “So This Is Love?”
The stadium played “London Calling” by The Clash a few minutes before the Stones came on switching to Duke Ellington’s “Take the ‘A’ Train” as the band finally took the stage.
Mick Jagger in orange football pants, orange tank top and orange button-down shirt (completely unbuttoned) and pointy white shoes, Keith Richards in a short leopard coat, Bill
Wyman in a yellow suit, standing still the whole time.
I had wriggled my way down to the 30-yard line just before the Stones went on. They opened with “Under My Thumb.” I could only catch glimpses of Mick because everyone else
was taller than me. When the song was over, I ran back to my end zone bleacher seats to enjoy the rest of the show.
It would be another eight years before the Rolling Stones returned to tour North America.
Their paths would never cross again, but for two nights in Orlando in the fall of ‘81, the Rolling Stones and Van Halen rocked the Tangerine Bowl !
Van Halen selected the photo of them on stage at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando to be featured on the rear cover of their "Diver Down" album....check it out !
1. On Fire
2. Sinner’s Swing
3. Drum Solo
4. Hear About It Later
5. So This Is Love
6. Jamie’s Cryin’
7. Bass Solo
8. Runnin’ With The Devil
9. Dance The Night Away
10. Sunday Afternoon In the Park
11. Romeo Delight
12. Everybody Wants Some
13. Ice Cream Man
14. Mean Street
15. Guitar Solo
16. Feel Your Love Tonight
17. You Really Got Me
19. Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love
|The Henry Paul Band
Henry Paul is an American Southern Rock and
Country singer/songwriter who was a founding
member of the Southern rock band from Tampa,
Florida "The Outlaws". He is also the front man and
founder of the Henry Paul Band and the lead singer
for the country band BlackHawk.
|1. Under My Thumb
2. When The Whip Comes Down
3. Lets Spend The Night Together
6. Black Limousine
7. Just My Imagination
8. Twenty Flight Rock
9. Let Me Go
10. Time Is On My Side
11. Beast Of Burden
12. Waiting On A Friend
13. Let It Bleed
14. You Cant Always Get What You Want
15. Band Intro
16. Little T&A
17. Tumbling Dice
18. Shes So Cold
19. All Down The Line
20. Hang Fire
21. Miss You
22. Start Me Up
23. Honky Tonk Woman
24. Brown Sugar
25. Street Fighting Man
26. Jumping Jack Flash
|1. Jumping Jack Flash
2. It's Only Rock n Roll
3. All Down The Line
4. Tumbling Dice
5. Doom & Gloom
7. Moonlight Mile
8. She's So Cold
9. Honky Tonk Woman
10. Band Intro
11. Before They Make Me Run
12. Waiting On A Friend
14. Midnight Rambler
15. Miss You
16. Gimme Shelter
17. Start Me Up
18. Sympathy For The Devil
19. Brown Sugar
20. You Cant Always Get What You Want
DVD Features 11 tracks
with BONUS Sound