Sources said Rancho Santa Fe resident Ralph Whitworth paid at least $2 million for the concert as a celebration for his current wife. Whitworth is the same person who paid $1 million to have Paul McCartney play at his then wife's 50th birthday a few years ago.
Deb Madsen heard about the news, and raced to the popular Solana Beach venue hoping to get tickets.
"I feel like a 20 year-old groupie," she said.
Rolling Stones fans waited for the box office to open, but the bad and sad news was confirmed. No tickets will be sold for Wednesday night's event, but many said they would stick around hoping for a glimpse of Mick, and any music that escapes from the building.