THE ROLLING STONES LIVE
17th APRIL 1967
HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE THE ROLLING STONES?
Nikos Mastorakis held a contest on his radio-show, to write an original letter under the subject “How much do you love the Rolling Stones?” The awards given were a ticket to the concert and a cruise to Hydra with the Rolling Stones. One of the two lucky winners was a young student from Halkida who visited his neighborhood’s … butcher and asked him to let a drop of blood (!) stain a white leaf of paper. Under this, he signed: “I would give my life and blood for the Rolling Stones. I love them as much as Narcissus loved his own self. If I were asked to keep something as a memoir from when I was 14 years old, I would certainly pick one of their records. That is how much Mihalis Aslanis, 25 Christou Lempesi, Halkida, loves the Rolling Stones”.
After writing this letter, fourteen-year-old then Mihalis Aslanis, a famous fashion designer today, met the Rolling Stones, took autographs from all of them (which he keeps hidden somewhere in his house in Halkida) and unfortunately did not go on a cruise with them, following all the importunate events that came up after the concert. He remained a correspondent for Modern Vibes, writing stories from his hometown.
Note: The other winner was a guy named Antonis, who has written his impressions of the gig and the contest experience in an article published in Epsilon, the magazine of Sunday Eleftherotipia in June 1995. His surname is unknown.