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Monday, May 16, 2016

Lifelong Rolling Stones Fan Visits Exhibitionism and Gets Surprise Meet and Greet With Band

Lifelong Rolling Stones Fan Visits Exhibitionism and Gets Surprise Meet and Greet With Band

LONDON, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Alex Emanuel, a lifelong Rolling Stones fan was left feeling like a rock star when he
met his heroes while touring Exhibitionism - the first exhibition on The Rolling Stones
held at London's Saatchi Gallery until 4 September.

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New Yorker Alex was genuinely shocked when he turned round after a tap on the arm to
be met by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, whilst enjoying the
Recording Gallery within the critically acclaimed, blockbuster exhibition.

As Alex exchanged handshakes and back slaps with his heroes, he said afterwards: "It's
going to sound silly but for a moment I thought I was a member of the Rolling Stones. It's
not every day you get to meet your idols."

Unlocking their vast archive, Exhibitionism is a Rolling Stones treasure trove,
curated over 9 themed gallery spaces with 500 items from original stage costumes, rare
instruments, lyric books, backstage and touring paraphernalia, album art, photography,
stage designs, personal diaries and never before released audio and behind-the-scenes

Celebrating the Stones' artistic collaborations in music, art and design, fashion and
film, Exhibitionism features original works on display from an array of artists as diverse
as Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Dior, Ossie Clark, L'Wren Scott, David Bailey,
Michael Cooper, Jeff Koons, Walton Ford, Shepard Fairey and Martin Scorsese to name a few.

Alex also visited iconic Rolling Stones locations during his trip to London including
Edith Grove, Chelsea where the band lived together, Regents Sounds in Denmark Street where
they cut their first couple of albums, the 100 Club where they played an impromptu gig in
1982 and Olympic Studios where 'Sympathy for the Devil' was recorded.

Alex added: "Liverpool has The Beatles, Memphis has Elvis - The Rolling Stones are
London. The Stones have been with me all my life so to visit Exhibitionism in London was
fantastic. The show has given me a unique glimpse of the city through the eyes of The
Rolling Stones."

Thea Jeanes-Cochrane, Director of iEC (International Entertainment Consulting), the
company behind Exhibitionism, said: "We're thrilled to have made Alex's dreams come true
at Exhibitionism. The exhibition offers the most in-depth insight into The Rolling Stones
and their incredible career. We've worked hard to create something utterly breath-taking
and it's very pleasing to see the fans reactions. Alex has obviously enjoyed every moment.
Meeting the band was the ultimate icing on the cake!"

Alex was taken on the once-in-a-lifetime trip to London, after the city's official
tourism body, identified him as a genuine 'super fan' of the Rolling

In 2014 London's live gigs attracted 6.6 million people around half of which were
tourists. These 3.3 million visitors generated GBP663 million for the local economy, and
helped sustain 4,847 jobs in London.

Chris Gottlieb, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at added:
"Alex's Rolling Stones tour of London shows how the city is steeped in the history of one
of the world's greatest rock bands."

Tourism initiative Fans of London - devised by, which is supported by
the GREAT Britain Campaign, British Airways and Hilton celebrates the blockbuster events
across London this year including The Queen's 90th birthday, 400 years of Shakespeare, and
the world's first international exhibition on The Rolling Stones, Exhibitionism.

Exhibitionism runs until 4 September at London's Saatchi Gallery. Tickets are
available at

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