Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bowie Fett, Nov 15, 2018.
Hoping to get either Whip or All Down the Line in Phoenix on Monday!
I imagine people are still trying to get out of the Rose Bowl parking lot this morning after last night's show.
The Rose Bowl show was great! We got lucky dipped into section 4, row 68. I guess that sounds like bad seats, but that whole place is bad seats--it's a stadium. As far as the spoils of Lucky Dip, we were in $300+ seats for $45 a piece after fees. So, really, no matter where we ended up sitting, we were already "winners." Someone in our section started a "Lucky Dip" chant before the show, and someone shouted, "Woo hoo! Paid less than $100 for my seat! That's the measure of victory at a Stones show these days.
The show was as good as any Stones show I've seen (2005, 2015). Mick was great. Based on some of the comments in this thread, I thought we were going to get near catatonic Keith that can't play guitar anymore, with Ronnie doing everything, but that didn't happen. He was great on "You Got The Silver" and "Before They Make Me Run."
The fan choice was "She's A Rainbow," which is of course a great studio track, but live it was kind of lesser. Chuck Leavell was great on it, but some songs are not built for a live stadium performance, and that's one of them in my opinion. The highlights for me were "Midnight Rambler" and "Gimme Shelter."
Mick apologized for making everyone reschedule "because of us." That was nice. He didn't have to say anything.
Before the show started, Robert Downey, Jr. came out and informed everyone that NASA landed something on Mars which caused a small rock to roll, so NASA's super inventive PR department named it Rolling Stones Rock, and made it a thing for the show, or whatever. I guess we were watching Mr. Downey because he was Iron Man, and somehow that facilitates a NASA tie-in? Whatever--L.A.
Anyway, great show! All sorts of different people, young, old, etc. like the Stones. They can still fill stadiums. Who knew? That said, there were about three empty seats next to me.
Good to hear!! I'm glad you had a great time!
My sister and her 15 year old daughter went and they came back raving about the show. Pretty amazing
It's Only Rock N' Roll
Sad Sad Sad
Out Of Control
Honky Tonk Women
intro to Paint It Black
Keith is playing more on this tour than he was 10 years ago. I would not say he's soft pedaling. If your last Stones show was in 1990, I could see that argument, but compared to more recent tours, it is actually the opposite.
What were the other choices (or should I say, "choices" ; ) ?
When The Whip Comes Down
She's A Rainbow
She's So Cold
Live With Me
Still waiting for Live With Me to be played.
Keith is very active and his playing is really good and it lifts the performance up to another level.
I'm really impressed by Richards on this tour!
Jumpin Jack X St Clara CA
I think Rolling stone reported earlier this year that he supposedly wasn't really drinking any more...can't remember if it was in general, or just for shows, but either way, that probably helps...
I have no idea what he was doing 10 years ago. That said, my opinion is that he played more in 2015 than he did this year (at least comparing the 2015 Columbus and Buffalo shows against the 2019 Philly show).
The Rose Bowl show in Pasadena, CA was fantastic.
The screens when the band left the stage: “See You Soon”
An arena tour to support the new studio album?
Rose Bowl concert was fantastic. Great musicianship by the Stones; their playing is at a peak. And free pot just by breathing the air....hope I don't get drug tested at work.
Mick and Ronnie were all over the stage, their energy level was amazing. Ronnie was just grinning like a kid at the playground. Keith mostly stood around but I could see he was really playing (not just posing as in some prior concerts I have attended). I believe he did announce he was giving up hard liquor for the tour; it really helped his playing. One could see the love Ronnie and Keith had for each other. Dead Flowers was an amazing quiet interlude. Don't know when I'll see them again; I hope it happens someday.
Rainbow is quite nice. Much better than expected.
It's a joy to watch Mick, Keith and Charlie on the intro to You can't always get what you want.
Keith with a Telecaster playing those licks is so classic.
The soundmix must be really good this tour. The guitars are loud on almost every video I have listened to.
Bless you Keith!
Keith is getting better and better on this tour
He even plays guitar(sometimes) wile singing Before they make me run
They know how to open a show!
I'm amazed. They sound fantastic! Keith's guitar is loud and it rocks man
Moves like Jagger.
He's the hardest working senior in the showbizz
Raw, grungy, filthy grit- definitely the greatest 60's era band still playing -
Not that it's "cheating" exactly, but there are certain songs where Keith's guitar is deliberately overdriven and louder than just about everything else in the mix. JJF - every night. Definitely.
(Not complaining. It leaves 1975 in the dust, and they don't leave the effect on all night.)
Haven't decided yet if they're doing it to such an extent on SFM, but it feels there. I don't think they're doing it on almost all of the rest of the set, "Rambler" included.
I also definitely noticed it on the Santa Clara "Rocks Off". Which surprised me at first, but it turns out to be one of the better ideas they've had.Big payoff, too. Didn't overpower Sasha or the horns.
Again - not complaining; I love it, and the sound men are using their powers wisely and only for good.
They definitely cranked him up to 11 for the solo in ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ in Denver. Very effective, honestly.
That’s something I noticed the sound techs doing for Keith at times going back to the Zip Code tour. It was fun, to me, to hear his sometimes sparse playing then blaring through the live mix.
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