CHARLOTTE — Mick Jagger was “out and about last night in Charlotte” at the one and only Thirsty Beaver Saloon in Plaza Midwood.
The Rolling Stones frontman posted a photo of himself Thursday morning, stating on social media channels simply that he went out on the town. The photo shows him standing outside the neighborhood hangout, sipping a beer -- while patrons of the bar look in the other direction.
The Rolling Stones concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Bank of America Stadium.
“It’s pretty damn cool to have one of the biggest stars in the world stop in at your place,” said Mark Wilson. “It’s just crazy.”
Wilson and his brother Brian have owned the dive bar on Central Avenue since 2008. The brothers have tickets to the concert, but missed Jagger’s visit.
“We’re still looking for the backstage passes he left,” Mark joked.
The posts had garnered thousands of likes and comments within hours of going up. Fans of the bar weighed in about the fact Jagger went seemingly unnoticed.
The Thirsty Beaver has become a neighborhood staple, gaining notoriety for its location. The 1,100-square-foot building, which dates to the 1940s, is surrounded on three sides by a midrise apartment complex. It sits on a 0.1-acre sliver that the landlord has refused to sell.
Mark Wilson expects the visit will drive up traffic at the bar -- particularly from those hoping for a repeat visit.
“I guess if there’s a person that could have pushed us even higher it would be Mick Jagger,” Mark said. “Any time Mick Jagger walks into an establishment it just raises the coolness.”
(WATCH BELOW: FLASHBACK: The Rolling Stones concert at Ericsson Stadium in 1997)
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