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A "Showdown at the Coliseum"? As a 20-year veteran of Rolling Stones concerts who has seen the Stones on the same bill with many fine artists, I can attest to the fact that there are few feelings comparable to the letdown that occurs the moment the Stones themselves hit the stage.

Let's drop this talk about "upstaging"--I don't believe the Stones have played with much passion, or even in tune, for decades--and tip our hats to these master entertainers, canny (and secure) enough to bring us a better show than they can put on themselves.

JEFF M. ROSS

Northridge

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