Earlier this month, I had a chance to sit down with a retired road manager to a permanent foreign based A++ list group which seemingly will never end touring despite what have seemed like endless proclamations that this one will be the last and then next one is the last.
Whatever. If you can sell out stadiums, then keep on keeping on.
We talked a lot and I got many many blinds to last for years, but one that I was most interested in asking him, he did confirm.
I had always heard rumors, but I wondered what happened after.
So, there were two women who were best friends who came to a show by this group.
They were already one of the biggest groups on the planet.
This is many decades ago.
The two women told the band they had each just dumped their boyfriends to go on this trip to see the band who were playing in a European country.
The two women were from a differing European country.
Anyway, the women hooked up with a couple different band members and the next morning they set out to do some sightseeing before they went back to their country and their lives and jobs.
The thing is though, the band members wanted them to stay and wouldn’t let them leave.
The first day it was kind of funny and the women agreed.
By the second day it had grown troublesome and then finally at day four or five, they were basically forced to stay and had someone watching them 24/7.
They were kept away from phones which would have been the only way to communicate.
They had their passports taken.
They basically became forced sex slaves for this band and whoever the band decided the women should sleep with.
This went on for almost two months.
When the band finished their European tour they were headed home for a break before heading out on the next leg.
What to do with the two women?
Apparently one of the road managers was made responsible for them and he took them to his house where he kept them for about three days.
One night when he was trying to have a threesome with them, they ganged up on him and got away.
When I asked this (different) road manager about the aftermath he said the band fired the road manager which is how he got hired but that no one ever heard from the two women.
No police came.
No one knows what happened to them.
Not one peep ever.
I said that I found that kind of odd.
He agreed and he thinks the band fired him not for letting them go, but maybe that he disposed of them in a permanent way and that the threesome and escaping story is just a story.
The Rolling Stones