Dulce de leche, Fernet, bad haircuts, inflation, and The Rolling Stones. It doesn’t get much more Argentine than that, does it? The Twittersphere went wild earlier today after legendary guitarist Keith Richards shared a photo of Argentine superfans at a recent concert at the MetLife stadium in New Jersey. The photo shows a group of fans situated in the front row holding an Argentine flag emblazoned with the text “Argentina… The most ‘Stone’ country in the world.”
Though we obviously applaud Keith for his social media savvy – after all, he *is* 75 – it’s hard not to think of your awkward uncle sending a random photo accompanied by an even more random text, after seeing that Keith added “Saw you guys!” with no further explanation of the situation. The Tweet, which has been shared more than 2,300 times when this article was being written, sent Argentine die-hards into overdrive, professing their undying love for the band and begging them to return to the country as soon as possible.
Saw you guys! pic.twitter.com/qM48nEDxhP
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) August 2, 2019
The Rolling Stones have performed in Argentina four times over the course of their 40-year career. The last time Keith, Mick, Ron, and Charlie graced us with their presence was back in 2016, when they put on three epic shows at La Plata’s Estadio Único. Who knows if the Tweet was a hint at a potential return to what has become an unexpected yet iconic bastion of Rolling Stone fandom anytime, but we’re sure that if it happens, they’ll take a moment to pose with the current president, like when they hung out with Carlos Ménem and his sideburns back in the 90s.
Whatever happens down the line, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire rolinga community this weekend, who are probably still recovering from the roller coaster of emotion that ensued after their idol shared a small but special shout-out across the Internet.