Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997
Review by Cindy Johnson
Saw the Stones in Oakland on both Fri the 14th and Wed. 19th. They were
excellent! On Wed. Pearl Jam played a few riffs of Beast of Burden and
Eddie said "We're going to be in troble for that!" But Eddie came out
later and joined Mick in "Waiting for a Friend", (which was the cyber
pick for that night) it was great! During Honky Tonk Women Keith banged
on Chucks keyboard and then put his foot up there and played a few
notes, too cool! Once again the Stones have out done themselves, this
show is spectacular and as you can see by the audiences they truly have
bridged a generation. IORR and they are the Kings!!!
Review by Alexis Maxime Chainard
The last night has been a good one.
Keith sang 'You don't Have to mean it' and it went very well and warm up
us again. This is also the kind of song that are very well pleased to
hear after 'All about you'.
They played 'Waiting on a friend'.
And they did 'You can't always get what you whant' and Brown Sugar for
The public was very good.
That is a total of 4 shows.
I had a fantastic time. They are really good players.
Well the thing is that they are able to do new songs and surprised every
They also changed some way of playing some songs, which is very great!
What I can say for those shows is that Keith is in great shape, and he
rocks hard so well. The guitars improved.
Charlie is in shape too and Daryl & Charlie are a great rythm section.
Ronnie is perfect and showed us he was enjoying the show!
Mick sings so well. He runs fast.
Lisa is the best chorist they ever had.
Bernard is having a good time.
Anyway, now it is finish and I go back to my business.
Thank you for coming 4 nights in Oackland.
I had a good time, and some fun. That is great to relax and sing a
The set list:
- Let's Spend The Night Together
- Flip The Switch
- Gimme Shelter
- Anybody Seen My Baby
- Saint Of Me
- Rock And A Hard Place
- Out Of Control
- Waiting On A Friend (web choice)
- Miss You
-- Introductions --
- All About You (Keith)
- You Don't Have To Mean It (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
- You Can't Always Get What You Want (encore)
- Brown Sugar (encore)
Comments by J.C. Juanis
A couple of things to add on this show. Since it was the last evening of the
historic 4 night run, openers Pearl Jam broke out "Beast of Burden" during
their set. Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder joined Mick and the Stones
during the surprise Web choise, "Waiting On A Friend." After the song,
Vedder kissed each of the Rolling Stones on the cheek. "Between an Rock and
A Hard Place" also came as a surprise. Keith told the crowd that he had a
great time in San Francisco and even laughed that he did his own laundry! He
said afterwards that "You Don't Have To Mean It," was the first time that he
played this reggae flavored tune live. In what sounded a bit cliched, Mick
kept thanking "San Francisco" all week, when the group was actually playing
in "Oakland." For the record, The Rolling Stones haven't performed in San
Francisco since the "Tattoo You" tour.
Relix Magazine/ Bay Area Bits
Also...During the Sunday day off...The band threw a birthday party for
Woody's long time roadie who just turned 50. The party was held at the
legendary Fillmore Auditorium for 200 or so invited guests. There were at
least that many fans out side the hall that day awaiting what they thought
would be a small secret club show. They were to be denied. Inside the
Fillmore, the entire band came on stage to sing Happy Birthday and to present
a cake. A jam followed performed by a band consisting of Rolling Stones crew
members. They were joined by Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards for "Little Red
Rooster," and "Goin' Down."
Just in case those in attendance missed it, Dennis Rodman of the Chicago
Bulls basketball team, chartered a jet to fly himself and a few of the Bulls'
staff members from Phoenix to Oakland to take in the show on Nov 19. As many
of you know, Dennis and Billy Corgan of Pearl Jam are good buddies. Said
Rodman the next day..."The Stones are the Stones...they don't get any better
and they don't get any worse."
Read all about the Bridges To Babylon tour in
the It's Only Rock'n Roll magazine issue
IORR 31 out Jan, 1998.
It's Only Rock'n Roll 1997 -
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