Patrollers will shine lights in the eyes of fans who get carried away this weekend Rolling Stones fans were warned yesterday they face having lights shone into their eyes if they get carried away and stand on their seats at the band's concerts tomorrow night and on Saturday. Cliff Wallace, managing director of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, said: 'Security will patrol the hall and shine their torches into their eyes and ask them to sit down. Maybe some people will call it abuse, but that's what we have to do,' he said. 'If the artist asks us to leave the fans alone then we will stop. But I don't think they will, because standing on seats is unsafe and obstructs the view of other patrons.' The rock band has requested that everyone in the audience be screened by metal detectors and have their bags searched. There will be up to 8,000 fans at each show. 'Patrons must arrive at the building no less than one hour ahead of the show - which will start at 8.30pm sharp. Security checks will begin at 6pm,' he said. 'If we find cameras or other sound recording equipment on the patrons we will ask them to go home or drop it off somewhere. They will not be allowed to check it in. So they will have to leave and come back.' Mr Wallace added that although many fans will be arriving at the concert directly from the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens - carrying cameras and all - there would be no compromise. People bringing drink cans or bottles will also be asked to bin them or leave. Concert promoter Colleen Ironside said 95 per cent of the tickets to each show had been sold by yesterday. 'The Rolling Stones have even released some last-minute tickets for fans that may have been out of the country but still want to come to the show,' she said. The concert - which its organisers call the biggest production in Asia - will be performed on a stage 54 metres long and will feature a display of fireworks and confetti guns. 'From a production point of view, this is without a doubt the most challenging tour that the band has ever mounted,' said Patrick Woodroffe, the tour's lighting and show designer. No special precautions have been taken over the threat of pneumonia infections, but the Convention Centre will contact the Department of Health daily for updates.