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Owen Wilson reveals his ‘lifetime’ Rolling Stones backstage pass was revoked after one show

By | Published on Friday 31 March 2023

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Actor Owen Wilson has revealed that he was once the owner of a lifetime access all areas pass for Rolling Stones shows. How can you have once been the owner of something granted for life while you are still very much alive? Well, it takes a certain amount of effort.

“I went to see the Rolling Stones in Argentina, and I was kind of friendly with some of the band, and then my friend was really good friends with Mick Jagger, and we got these special laminates, kind of all access [passes] that were good for the rest of your life”, he explained on ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’.

“It was so exciting”, he went on, thinking back to receiving that pass. “Then that night at the concert I’m wandering around testing it out, like, ‘I’m gonna walk over here and see if anybody stops me’. And no one would stop me any place”.

He said that he ended up standing on a platform with a very clear view of Jagger during the show. But then, he recalled, “all of a sudden he bolts during ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ and comes running down… and it turns out where I was was kind of part of the stage”.

“I just sort of froze and tried to be inconspicuous and he kind of came down and then left,” said the actor. “And then someone came running over, [screaming] ‘Get out of here! Move! You’re not supposed to be here!’ And I said, ‘I didn’t know! I’m so sorry!’”

“Then I get a call the next morning, from Mick’s security team, asking, ‘Do you have that laminate?’ ‘Yes I still have it’. ‘Okay, we’re going to come over and pick it up'”.

He added that he was dressed all in white on the night of that show and realised afterwards that, as well as getting in Jagger’s way, he would also have been fully visible to the entire audience.

As a result, he said he understood why his ‘lifetime’ pass was revoked – it having actually only been in his possession for less than 24 hours.

Watch the full interview here: