‘We just love it’: Rolling Stones rock uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Bank of America Stadium welcomed a major concert for the third time in the stadium’s existence on Thursday night. The Rolling Stones were back in Charlotte.

Mick Jagger and his band performed the first show at what was then called Ericsson Stadium in 1997.

Some fans lined up early Thursday morning to secure a spot at the front of the pit.

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“We travel around the world to see the Rolling Stones,” New York resident Gail Hoffman said. “We just love it. It is our passion. It is what we do.”

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This was the first concert at Bank of America Stadium since 2012 when Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney performed.

Charlotte was an international destination for the night and Channel 9 spoke to three fans who flew in from Montreal, Vermont and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

“The people are so friendly here,” Turks and Caicos resident Tim Ainley said. “Everywhere we go.”

It’s not just fans enjoying the Queen City.

Jagger posted this photo from last night at the iconic Thirsty Beaver bar in Plaza Midwood. Click here to check out Jagger’s visit.

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