The Rolling Stones rock MetLife Stadium ahead of Memorial Day weekend

The Rolling Stones certainly know how to throw a Jersey Memorial Day weekend party.

Jokes, topical conversation, discussions of the Jersey Diner menu and some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest songs were performed on stage for nearly two hours May 23 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

The Stones — whose members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are both 80 — have found that sweet spot where they don’t take themselves too seriously, yet remain a dangerous musical force. Back-to-back renditions of “Paint It Black” and “Gimme Shelter” resonated throughout MetLife with an ominous beauty. It was spectacular and a little scary.

Mick Jagger is shown during the Rolling Stones concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on May 23.

Chanelle Haynes, who performed live with the Rolling Stones on this tour, gave a stellar lead female performance on “Gimme Shelter.”

The band only got stronger as the night went on. Jagger ran 50 yards from the stage catwalk to the drum kit during “Honky Tonk Women” and looked like he didn’t lose a breath.

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