Day 1: Saturday May 29 - Stuttgart
Review by Marc Oliver Rohloff, Hannover
The Rolling Stones were playing Stuttgart again after 23 years on big field next the river Neckar, the Cannstatter Wasen.. Except for the dust on the floor it was quite a good location, as we were camping 300 metres from the stage.. The weather was hot and so were the Stones.. We were enjoying more or less the same songs they played on the US No Security tour before, but this time in front of many many more people and they threw in some "surprises" like Shattered and Angie as well as "some" mistakes especially when starting the tunes like HTW and Route 66.. Still great, this is Rock ´n Roll.. For me, the center stage songs were greatest change of the set when comparing it to last years B2B-tour, especially Midnight Ramber and Get Off My Cloud, which I never heard live before at a show.. Mick was singing very high notes on this one like in the past!! The centerstage songs simply rocked though we were standing in front of the main stage on Ronnies side with four of us having front row on the edge of main stage and to the catwalk! We got up early for this .. we were melting in the sun and we ran through the dusty desert of Stuttgart, really.. To sum it up - great weather, great crowd and a great show by the Rolling Stones!
Changes from San Jose in April: Angie and Shattered.
Day 2: Going to Imst
The train from Stuttgart leaves around 1pm. Then Munich at 3pm, and Innsbruck, Austria at 5pm. The Stones are in town, as I meet Chuck Leavell on the train station. Due to flood problems in the Tirolian alps I need train and bus to Imst. Finally arriving at 7pm, it's like traveling into a postcard. Beautiful alps, nice. Staying with friends at the local Pension Weirather, we are looking down to the Imst valley, as the Stones stage is getting ready, running light shows into the night. The city is alive, and people of this small village are out in the streets having beers!
It's Only Rock'n Roll no. 37 - August 1999 - © The Rolling Stones Fan Club Of Europe