Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wild Horses Couldn't DRUG Me Away

Sixty-something European ex-hippies and Keith Richards won't be the only tranquilized attendees at the upcoming Stones concert in Belgrade, the "City of the Future in Southern Europe."

Seems that the organizers are staging the concert, which is supposed to draw more than 100,000 people, right next to a racecourse. And they want to dope up the 300 horses on tranqs so they don't freak out during "When the Whip Comes Down."

The Reuters story said, "The sedative would be diazepam. In Serbia it trades under the name Bensedin, a very popular drug during the 78 days of NATO air strikes in 1999, when much of Belgrade's adult population was on tranquilizers."

OK, sing it with me. "Wiiiild Horses, couldn't drag me awayyyy." And especially if they were tranquilized on Bensedin!


Ned said...

and did you know that they got the Serbian branch of the Hell's Angels to administer the sedatives?

Dr. John said...

Intesting to note that valium is the little yellow pill referred to in "Mother's Little Helper"...