Rolling Stones Tribute: Satisfaction Rocks the Paramount
Carlos Villamayor, Featured Writer
The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater’s summer tribute series is off to a good start with last Friday’s “Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience.”
The concert was a big magnet for rock n’ roll fans.
For a number of attendants, it was their first time at the Paramount. For others, like Mike from Mohegan Lake, Friday’s performance was their eighth or tenth visit—Mike couldn’t remember, but he did say it was “the quality acts” that kept him coming.
Sue and Keith, from Elmsford, have also been coming to the Paramount for years. During the intermission, Keith contrasted bands that just play a few great songs with Satisfaction. “It’s great when every song [they play] is a hit,” he said.
With 15 years and 2,500 performances under their belt, Satisfaction deserves the praise. Alison, Lisa, and Joanna— who attended the concert in the garb of true Rolling Stones groupies— all praised the band’s sound. Others similarly applauded Satisfaction’s Chris LeGrand and Trey Garitty’s voices.
It wasn’t only the band’s musical dexterity that brought the Stones experience to the Paramount. Everything, from the lighting to the outfits (multiple outfits in the case of frontman LeGrand), was calculated to give the audience a tour of the Stones’ career.
The next stop in the Paramount’s summer tribute series is The Machine, coming to the theater on July 23, sure to rock the house with the best of Pink Floyd. Phil, a fellow Rolling Stones fan, said he has his tickets ready. What are you waiting for?