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if they plays "Emotional rescue" live, it would be it's first time, doesnt it?"
The lottery - got in line at 6, entered venue at 7:35. Nosebleeds in 305; buddy got 105, and three songs into the show, the two seats next to him were empty. We moved, security very lax, enjoyed $600 seats for the duration. I noticed after the show that the order number on our tickets was different from our order numbers given on our order confirmation; my friend noticed the same with his. My theory is that the whole $85 ticket distribution system became bogged down by the sheer numbers, and that any attempt to match tickets with orders was abandoned. The tickets seemed to me to be randomized by which window you went to.The people in front of us and behind us had nosebleeds, my friend went to a different window and was given the 105s.
OTOH, I thought it was a @#$%& monster of a show!
Got up early here in the UK..hoped to see more than one song with (Mick Taylor) after it in the set list..They have/had so many ways of playing this, IMHO, B Stage, Mini-Set, Acoustic Mini Set, that could have showcased the great songs they have in their canon,,We're not talking about some 'poodle haired; Rock Band..we're talking about The Rolling Stones, one of the greatest (and last of their generation) bands of all time..and to trot out Emotional Rescue,although interesting, is a shameful waste of their legacy.
There are surely enough of us left that cherish the older, probably more obscure songs, that would have sounded fantastic, and not bored the pants off those in the audience who hadn't heard them before..Shame really..It all promised so much..
I am quite sure that for the "uninitiated" who were there tonight, they were probably satisfied and entertained, but I have to say that for myself, I am a bit disappointed that Mick Taylor was utilized for one song. All I was expecting was maybe a three song mini-set utilizing his talents-certainly not the whole show. I haven't bought tickets to Toronto yet and tonight's show may sway me to stay home...
bye bye johnny
The view from the Tongue pit #stones50 #fillingup
the looks mick and keith give her when she butchers the lyric is amusing... sad that they have guests come on who don't even know the songs.
I'm a little tired-- just got home from Staples Center-- its been a long day of boozing and fun times--so this will be a short review.
Nevertheless, this was an AWESOME show. The band sounded great; very tight and lively. Plus, loud (at least where I was at). How the hell is Mick Jagger 69? Seriously, this dude can move. PEOPLE: ENJOY THIS GUY WHILE THIS LASTS!!! I was looking at FAR younger people in the audience barely able to stand for an entire show (that's a different topic: "How the hell do you sit at a Stones show...SERIOUSLY?"). Keith and Ronnie are looking in excellent shape. Charlie is in his own right ageless too.
Emotional Rescue received an amazing response. I was pretty stoked to hear Factory Girl. All in all, the band really sounded great. I know that I'm a bit biased being a huge fan, but I sincerely feel that they sounded awesome tonight.
My $85.00 ticket experience was a good one. I was in the Premier section, which included a VIP entrance and a very mellow bar with an outdoor patio. Even better, the seats were excellent and the sound was great.
Everyone: check yourself when you feel the need to complain. This ride with the Stones is going to end soon. Please enjoy it to the max. Please. Life is short.
yes, sounded great.