It’s not every day that a fan gets to meet his idols, but diehard Rolling Stones superfan Alex Emmanuel got the surprise of his life meeting the band at their career-spanning exhibit, Exhibitionism, in London.
“I suppose I can die now,” said a shocked Emmanuel after pressing hands with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. “For a moment I felt like I was a member of The Rolling Stones.” A video of the meet-and-greet, which Rolling Stone reports was posted to YouTube.
Although the meet-up was a surprise to Alex, he was flown to London from New York as part of the city’s tourism promotion campaign.
Exhibitionism, a retrospective of 54 years of the Rolling Stones,is on display in London’s Saatchi Gallery until September 4. The exhibit, which stretches over two floors, features stage clothing, instruments, classic album artwork, posters, vintage gear, photography, stage designs, personal diaries, behind-the-scenes footage and a recreation of the band’s first apartment.
The exhibit will hit other cities after it closes in London.