Beast of Burden: Mick Jagger shares video of Keytar Bear playing ‘Start Me Up’ in NYC


Talk about experiencing a weird range of emotions over video of a man in a bear suit playing the keytar: The official Mick Jagger Facebook page just shared a video of our beloved Keytar Bear performing the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” on the streets of New York City.

It’s an age-old tale: A Boston musician becomes frustrated with our town, relocates to the Big Apple, and immediately gets noticed by the stars.

This is worse than when Passion Pit all moved away.


“Seen on the New York City sidewalk,” the person who runs Jagger’s verified page writes, “a cuddly cover of Start Me Up.”

The post has generated nearly 7,000 likes, more than 550 shares, and nearly 200 comments in hours since it went live. It’s been viewed more than 90,000 times.

This is kind of awkward.