The band was playing the music, the vocalist singing the song, and the attendance enjoying the beat. The atmosphere of The Rolling Stones concert Thursday night at the University of Virginia was interrupted in a sudden when lead singer Mick Jagger announced that authorities had told them to take a break.
Soon thereafter, several police officers and three bomb-sniffing dogs searched the stage, while the first 20 rows of spectators at the university's 61,000-seat Scott Stadium were cleared until police finished their work. None of them knew what was happening, while no explanation given about the incident. Apart, the band then continued their show after about a half-hour intermission.