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Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 11:06

There's still this big unanswered question on my mind:

Can someone still name all of those inflatable giant figures that would appear about halfway through the show (with which song)?

Are there any footage or pics around?

Jesus Christ
Elvis Presley
Lord Krishna
Marilyn Monroe
?
?
?

Thank you very, very much, folks!


Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: erikjjf ()
Date: October 8, 2009 11:42

They ususally appeared for Sympathy.
Some photos here:
[www.stufish.com]

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 8, 2009 11:49







I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 8, 2009 11:53

right: in 1989 it was HTW; in 1990 it was HTW and SFM (those Urban Jungle dogs were charming!)
and the question is about the Voodoo Lounge inflatables (1994/95). i knew erikjjf would respond :E
on that [www.stufish.com] site it's Photo 11 under "reality" you want [passing popcorn]



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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:01

Quote
with sssoul
right: in 1989 it was HTW; in 89/90 it was HTW and SFM (those Urban Jungle dogs were charming!)
and the question is about the Voodoo Lounge inflatables. i knew erikjjf would respond :E
on that [www.stufish.com] site it's Photo 11 under "reality" you want [passing popcorn]

respond to what ? confused smiley I don't see any dog in my video ....



I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:02

BTW :60-foot-tall dolls .Wow !



I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:07

Quote
erikjjf
They ususally appeared for Sympathy.
Some photos here:
[www.stufish.com]

Thank you, eric, for the link. Yes, sssoul, it's pic 11, but I find it hard to individually identify the figures from that pic.

The question remains to name all of them VL figures. And, thanks a lot for the popcorn.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:10

Quote
SwayStones


Great clip, Swaystones, thanks. That was Urban Jungle 1990 in England, OK, and nice to see how the boys used to be, but which gig was it actually?

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:17

Quote
dead.flowers


Great clip, Swaystones, thanks. That was Urban Jungle 1990 in England, OK, and nice to see how the boys used to be, but which gig was it actually?

Help needed for that one .winking smiley

This is a bit O.T but what Mick says at the end of that one is funny :








I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:18

>> respond to what ? <<
... respond to the question that dead.flowers asked about the VL tour.

>> I don't see any dog in my video <<

the Urban Jungle dogs were inflated during SFM, not HTW.
i am cognizant that they are not in the clip you posted, but it's okay to mention them, i hope! :E

[passing more popcorn]

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:26

Quote
with sssoul

i am cognizant that they are not in the clip you posted, but it's okay to mention them, i hope! :E

[passing more popcorn]

Sure ! I get the point now !



I am a Frenchie ,as Mick affectionately called them in the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 .

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: sweet neo con ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:27





IORR............but I like it!

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:34

>> The question remains to name all of them VL figures. <<

are you sure they're all meant to be specific individuals?
the goat's head for example has a lot of associations, from Azazel through Pan and Satan to Goats Head Soup :E

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:35

Help needed for that one .winking smiley

"What do you mean, chère dame?" smiling smiley

This is a bit O.T but what Mick says at the end of that one is funny :

"That's pure MJ. How could it ever even have the slightest touch of being OT?"



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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: October 8, 2009 12:38

I considered these inflatable dolls to refer to the passage
I watched with glee While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades For the gods they made


I guess it's Maria, the pope, Elvis end some hindu god I wouldn't know anything about.
I have no idea who the bold chap is supposed to be.

Here's the Miami recording:




Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 13:42

Quote
with sssoul
>> The question remains to name all of them VL figures. <<

are you sure they're all meant to be specific individuals?
the goat's head for example has a lot of associations, from Azazel through Pan and Satan to Goats Head Soup :E

Sssoul, I really do enjoy your mails, they are highly sophisticated.

No, I wouldn't say they are all specific individuals, but some, of course, are. What is needed would be a decent picture to have a closer look at them. The pics and clips I've seen so far are too diffuse.

I would appreciate your further analysis or interpretation once the list of figures is at hand.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Date: October 8, 2009 13:48

I was at a few VL shows, and seem to recall the dolls only during HTW. And just female looking dolls with open legs. No Jesus or JFK...
Why would anyone blow up Jesus during HTW?

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 13:56

Quote
marcovandereijk
I considered these inflatable dolls to refer to the passage
I watched with glee While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades For the gods they made


I guess it's Maria, the pope, Elvis end some hindu god I wouldn't know anything about.
I have no idea who the bold chap is supposed to be.

Thanks for the hints, marco.

The "ten decades", btw, refer to "The Hundred Years' War (French: Guerre de Cent Ans). A prolonged conflict lasting from 1337 to 1453 between two royal houses for the French throne, which was vacant with the extinction of the senior Capetian line of French kings. The two primary contenders were the House of Valois and the House of Plantagenet, also known as the House of Anjou. The House of Valois claimed the title of King of France, while the Plantagenets from England claimed to be Kings of France and England. Plantagenet Kings were the 12th century rulers of the Kingdom of England, and had their roots in the French regions of Anjou and Normandy. French soldiers fought on both sides, with Burgundy and Aquitaine providing notable support for the Plantagenet side." Joan of Arc being among the cast of characters in that play. [en.wikipedia.org]

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 14:06

Quote
Palace Revolution 2000
I was at a few VL shows, and seem to recall the dolls only during HTW. And just female looking dolls with open legs. No Jesus or JFK...
Why would anyone blow up Jesus during HTW?

Yes, PR 2000, it's only natural to get one's head down on the dolls with open legs. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out But I'm afraid you've gotten mixed up with the tours, the open-legged girls were there during HTW in Urban Jungle 1990, which you can see a bit up in this thread, and the 1995 VL tour featured that whole gang of characters in giant inflatable shape, which I eyewitnessed at least in Hanover and Schüttorf. (If my recollection doesn't play tricks on me.)

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Date: October 8, 2009 14:32

I bet you are totally right DeadFlowers. All these inflatable dolls passing through my night life; it's all become a blur...winking smiley

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: TooTough ()
Date: October 8, 2009 14:33

For sure the worst stage gimmick they ever had!


Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Date: October 8, 2009 14:37

The Cage..
Don't the Stones themselves use "The Cage" as a punchline? It's in one of those Docu- DVDs.



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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: Doc ()
Date: October 8, 2009 15:30

Here's a picture taken by daylight
It may be easier to find out, but the bald baby is kinda mystery to me...


[doctorstonesblog.blogspot.com]

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: NickB ()
Date: October 8, 2009 15:41

Dalai Lama?

NickB

You can't always get what you want.....

www.myspace.com/thesonkings

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: October 8, 2009 15:47

Hey Doc - Is that RFK Stadium?? From VH1 Rehearsals?

Comish

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 15:51

Quote
Doc
Here's a picture taken by daylight
It may be easier to find out, but the bald baby is kinda mystery to me...

Wow, thanks, Doc, for the photograph. I'll hurry to start working on it ...

[edit: orthography]



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Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: Doc ()
Date: October 8, 2009 15:51

Yeah Dalai Lama seems to be the right person
So we have : Vishnu, A Voodoo God, A priest/pope Elvis, Dalai Lama, Virgin Mary

[doctorstonesblog.blogspot.com]

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 16:03

Quote
Palace Revolution 2000
I bet you are totally right DeadFlowers. All these inflatable dolls passing through my night life; it's all become a blur...winking smiley

Yep, Palace Revolution 2000, that's the way it is. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out But take heart, PR, for it's the dolls passing through your night life. Myself I am haunted by those VL horror figures night by night. grinning smiley

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: October 8, 2009 16:41

Quote
Doc
Yeah Dalai Lama seems to be the right person
So we have : Vishnu, A Voodoo God, A priest/pope Elvis, Dalai Lama, Virgin Mary

Let's call in the experts.

Vishnu: If he has so many arms and legs, imo he should be Shiva.

Voodoo God: Is that how he could be named? In some pics I took him for Charlie Chaplin.

Priest/ Pope: Which?

So I try to summarise, from left to right:

Lord Shiva
Voodoo Character
Virgin Mary
Goat's Head
The Pope
Dalai Lama
Elvis Presley

Amazing, how we keep ourselves busy.

Re: Inflatable Giant Dolls on VL Stage
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: October 8, 2009 16:52

amazing how the Rolling Stones keep us busy - hail hail, eh? :E

sorry for rerunning your doubts about it being Vishnu, dead.flowers - that is: i'm glad we think alike,
but sorry i type so slow. but i don't know if Shiva's normally got ten arms either,
or which Hindu deity would properly be pink. (isn't Shiva normally white and Vishnu blue?)
maybe it's not meant too literally.

>> from left to right ... <<

in Doc's daylight photo isn't the pope/priest next to the voodoo character, not fully inflated?
in Photo 11 i don't see the voodoo character at all - maybe it alternated with the pope/priest?



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