Saturday, October 14, 2017
Great Rolling Stones concert in Stockholm
The No Filter tour show turned out to be spectacular. With 55 000 people in the audience there was definately need for those large video screens, so that everybody could see what was going on. Light show, fireworks and all.
Opening act was the Swedish band The Hellacopters. A little bit too noisy for your's truly, but their song I'm With the Band was great.
The Stones opened their show with Sympathy For The Devil, a great opener. The first songs were a little sloppy here and there, but it soon got better. Sweet Virginia was chosen by the fans and sure was one of the highlights of the show. Other highlights were Midnight Rambler and Street Fighting Man.
After Jumpin’ Jack Flash the band played an encore of two songs: Gimme Shelter and Satisfaction. The latter one sounded a bit lame. The guitar riff never sounds better than on the original recording.
Mick Jagger is moving around on stage as always and it's hard to realize that he is 74. Keith Richards still plays some mean guitar (of course). Charlie Watts, the cool and silent guy, handles the drumming with regular confidence. Maybe Ron Wood surprised us a little with some really cool (slide) guitar playing.
And don't forget the other seven musicians (bass player Darryl Jones being one of them).
Sympathy for the Devil
It’s Only Rock’n’roll (but I like it)
Just Your Fool
Ride ’em on Down
Under My Thumb
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Paint it Black
Honky Tonk Women
Street Fighting Man
Start Me Up
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction