CNN.com is reporting today that promoters of the first-ever concert of the Rolling Stones in the nation of Serbia would ideally be held at the racecourse in Belgrade in July. They estimate that 100,000 people would show up.
The only problem? The 300 racehorses stabled at the track might not be Stones fans. And the proposed site for the stage is only a few feet from the stables.
The promoters have come up with a solution: each of the horses will be fed a sedative before the concert. Their drug of choice: Not Rompum or Dormosedan, but Valium.
Valium, of course, was the inspiration for the Stones’ hit back in the Sixties, “Mother’s Little Helpers.”
According to CNN, Serbs know all about Valium (diazepam); the article says,”In Serbia it (Valium) trades under the name Bensedin, a very popular drug during the 78 days of NATO air strikes in 1999, when much of Belgrade’s adult population was on tranquilizers.”
The local animal cruelty groups are fighting the idea.
Their slogan to the Stones might be, “You can’t always get what you want…”