University of New Mexico
Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997
Review by "peckn"
My thoughts: the lovely Lisa Fischer was fabulous, she strutted all
over the stage all night, and put the icing on Gimmie Shelter.
Somehow the boys knew that several of us wanted to hear Dead Flowers.
Even though it didn't win as net choice, they played it anyway, and
invited Sheryl Crow on stage to sing duet with Mick. Unfortunately,
they had a problem with her microphone, and we couldn't hear her.
Waitin' on a Friend was a great net choice. It turned out to be a
huge crowd pleaser.
My bottom line. Forget the circus, the Stones are the greatest show
on earth! The center stage set alone was worth the entire 70 bucks.
The set list:
- It's Only Rock'n Roll
- Let's Spend The Night Together
- Flip The Switch
- Gimme Shelter
- Anybody Seen My Baby
- Dead Flowers (with Sheryl Crow)
- Out Of Control
- Waiting On A Friend (web choice)
- Miss You
-- Introductions --
- All About You (Keith)
- I Wanna Hold You (Keith)
- Little Queenie (center stage)
- Crazy Mama (center stage)
- You Got Me Rocking (center stage)
- Sympathy For The Devil
- Tumbling Dice
- Honky Tonk Women
- Start Me Up
- Jumping Jack Flash
- Brown Sugar (encore)
Review by Robert Martinez
The Stones rolled into Albuquerque and put on a fantastic show. The last
time they were here was in 1972. I missed that one but saw them in '81 and
'89 and this was the best show yet. Media coverage has been heavy. The Boys
flew into town right after the Oklahoma concert and there was t.v. footage
of Mick and Jerry and the kids leaving a hotel for Santa Fe on Wednesday.
Ronnie's art was displayed at a local hotel as well.
The weather was perfect for the show, and Mick commented that they hadn't
played in such a warm climate in weeks. The set list was fairly standard,
though they did play "Dead Flowers" and Sheryl Crow joined in on vocal. A
shame her microphone was off, but she did look great. "Bitch" was
fantastic, and the web-choice for the night was a plaintive "Waiting on a
Friend." Newspapers reported an attendance of just under 40,000 in the
smallish stadium. The event captivated Albuquerque and is still being
talked about. Alll in all a great show. I am biased though. After all,
there's nothing like seeing the world's greatest Rock and Roll band in
your home town.
Read all about the 1997 tour in
the It's Only Rock'n Roll magazine issue
IORR 30 out Oct. 15, 1997.
It's Only Rock'n Roll 1997 -
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