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Concert central: The Rolling Stones

There have been so many photos of Mick Jagger on Buffalo.com this week that even we're getting confused.

To help you prepare for tonight's Rolling Stones concert at Ralph Wilson Stadium -- the band's first visit since 1997 -- here are links to all of our pre-show content.

*Jeff Miers' assessment of The Stones: have they mailed it in, or are they still chuggin' along? "This is the Stones as the cosmos intended them to exist. Irreverent, on fire, filthy..."

*10 things to know if you're attending tonight's Rolling Stones show. Need to know about parking? Set times? The pants Mick Jagger will wear? All of that is here, except the last one, which remains a mystery. Although they'll probably be tight.

Let's hope the Ralph Wilson Stadium acoustics are good. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)

Let's hope the Ralph Wilson Stadium acoustics are good. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)

*Vote: Best ever -- Beatles or Stones? Express your feelings in the poll, or with a sharp, insightful comment. Perhaps written for the sake of alliteration, but it'll be hard to beat the beloved Beatles in Buffalo.

*Fans' memories of past Rolling Stones shows. Bar bells, "Instamatic" cameras and the Memorial Auditorium. These anecdotes go way, way back. Also, this Millennial doesn't know what an Instamatic camera is.

Mick Jagger performs in Rich Stadium in 1978. (Buffalo News file photo)

Mick Jagger performs in Rich Stadium in 1978. (Buffalo News file photo)

*Songs most likely to be played tonight. Digging through recent set lists, we have a decent idea what you'll hear tonight. Like, no K$sha or John Denver covers. "Hot and dangerous..."

*Jeff Miers' interview with The Rolling Stones' touring vocalist, Bernard Fowler, who talks about his new album as well as why The Stones are now better than ever.

*Local church choir will join The Stones at some point during their set. Even as a backup singer, it would be an unforgettable experience to perform in front of over 50,000 people with one of the greatest rock bands ever.

Mary Roberts, executive director of the Martin House Restoration Corp., third from left, gave a private tour Friday of the Darwin Martin complex to Mick Jagger, center, and Charlie Watts, right, of the Rolling Stones. (Photo courtesy Darwin Martin Restoration Corp.)

Mary Roberts, executive director of the Martin House Restoration Corp., third from left, gave a private tour Friday of the Darwin Martin complex to Mick Jagger, center, and Charlie Watts, right, of the Rolling Stones. (Photo courtesy Darwin Martin Restoration Corp.)

*Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts explored the Darwin Martin House on Friday afternoon, impressing the destination's staff with their knowledge of architecture. There's a thought-provoking question at the end of the article.

*Mick Jagger ate at an Italian restaurant on Hertel. No, we didn't stalk him while he was going hard on a plate of veal Parmesan -- in fact, we still have no clue what he ordered -- but we do have this nice little story.

Mick Jagger paid a light-night to Ristorante Lombardo on Thursday. (Getty Images; Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Mick Jagger paid a light-night to Ristorante Lombardo on Thursday. (Getty Images; Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

*The News' past reviews of Stones shows in Buffalo. While it's been 18 years since The Stones' last visit, The Buffalo News has reviews from 1966, 1975 (2!), 1978, 1981 and 1997. People still wrote back then!

We'll leave you with a hype song.

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