After 41 years and a few false starts, the Rolling Stones finally made their Hong Kong debut - and let the music do the talking. Launching straight into Mick Jagger's favourite song, Brown Sugar, the 60-year-old showman and his legendary band had the crowd dancing on their seats from the start of the hour-and-40-minute greatest-hits gig. Wearing a turquoise three-quarter-length coat, Jagger strutted on to the stage with peacock-like arrogance and charmed the near-capacity crowd with between-song banter and even a few clumsy words of Cantonese. During a set that included disco-stomper Miss You, plaintive Angie, 1960s anthem You Can't Always Get What You Want - which got the crowd clapping and singing along - and the brooding Paint It Black, Jagger delighted the crowd with his trademark hip-wiggle. The frontman frequently changed shirts from an onstage wardrobe that ranged from silver frills and a red monogrammed T-shirt to green-and-white pinstripes. Guitarist Keith Richards made almost as many costume changes, while guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts contented themselves keeping the Stones' trademark driving rhythm. The Stones extended the wings and inserted a runway on the Harbour Fest stage so Jagger could stride around closer to supplicants who had paid almost $2,000 for front-row seats. Highlights of the show included a malevolent Gimme Shelter and Sympathy For The Devil as well as a brief interlude in which Keith 'The Human Riff' Richards took on vocal duties for Slipping Away and the rockier Happy. Late in the show, during the debauched Honky Tonk Woman, the giant-screen backdrop briefly showed a pornographic manga-style video clip, in which a topless woman gyrated on a giant tongue. The band ended with their best-known hit, Satisfaction, and returned for an all-too-brief encore of Jumpin' Jack Flash, accompanied by a shower of confetti in red and yellow, the colours of the Harbour Fest. Former US president and sometime saxophonist Bill Clinton sat in the wings tapping along, but rumours of a jam session with the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world turned out to be just that. The crowd, including fans from as far afield as Britain, Japan and America who had flown in specially for the gig, left feeling that the wait - no matter how long - had been worth it.