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- Posted on Nov 27th 2012 11:25AM by Cameron Matthews
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The band's Sunday, Nov. 25 show at 02 Arena ended around 11:05PM, even though the venue's curfew required the dudes to get off the stage 35 minutes earlier. The group, who welcomed former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor to the stage, apparently went on an hour later than expected and had to cut their set short, forgoing a planned rendition "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
Based on previous fines to world-famous musicians, The Sun has estimated the cost of the Stones' 30-minute overage to cost them $320,000.
"It means a big fine -- but the guys just do their thing," the band's agent Bernard Doherty told the U.K. tabloid. "There wasn't a janitor standing there, jangling his keys, saying. 'I want to go home.'"
Despite the possible fines, the sum will be nowhere near the estimated $25 million dollars Mick Jagger and co. are taking home after their current five-show reunion.
But why would these classic rockers risk the money in the first place? Perhaps it's Ronnie Wood's fault. The nearsighted, 65-year-old guitarist refused to wear his glasses at the band's London show, so maybe he just didn't see the stage clock? (Kidding!)
"It was quite funny the other day with the signs people hold up," Wood told The Sun about looking out into the blurry audience. "I went up to Mick and said, 'What does it say on that sign there?' And he went, 'I think it says you are rubbish.''"