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River Plate Stadium
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sunday April 5, 1998

Review by Bjørnulf Vik

This was the 5th and final show for Buenos Aires this time, and it was not fully sold out, as there were some empty sections on the upper and lower sides - I would guess they missed some 6,000 people in order to make a full house like last night.

But even if the house was not full, they sure could sing, dance and rock and roll. Like the other concerts, this was another great experience. No big surprises in the setlist. On the small stage they started off with Respectable (at least Mick was singing it), but then quite professionally he changed it into When The Whip Comes Down.

Like last night Bob Dylan guest played on Like A Rolling Stone. And again, it was a great experience, seing the guy who wrote the song on stage with the Stones.

Bob Dylan had a set similar to last night, starting 8:30, ending 9:30.

So now it's goodbye to Argentina for this time. Thank you very much to each and every fan in Argentina, for making these concerts such an amazing experience in Stonesland. Like Keith said - One and all - Thank you one and all!

More reviews, please! What was your favorite moment? What was the best song? Was it as great as in 1995? Please, Argentina fans, tell us by email what you think. I'll publish your thoughts here! PS. Also, if you can't do it in English, then please do a review in Spanish!

Start time: 10:15
End time  : 00:40
The set list:

  1. Satisfaction
  2. Let's Spend The Night Together
  3. Flip The Switch
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. Sister Morphine
  6. It's Only Rock'n Roll
  7. Saint Of Me
  8. Out Of Control
  9. Miss You
  10. Like A Rolling Stone (with Bob Dylan)
    -- Introductions --
  11. Thief In The Night (Keith)
  12. Wanna Hold You (Keith)
  13. Little Queenie (center stage)
  14. When The Whip Comes Down (center stage)
  15. You Got Me Rocking (center stage)
  16. Sympathy For The Devil
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Honky Tonk Women
  19. Start Me Up
  20. Jumping Jack Flash
  21. You Can't Always Get What You Want (encore)
  22. Brown Sugar (encore)


Review by Jorge Ackermann, Peru

It was my last day in Buenos Aires, I have gotten my objective to be in the Rolling Stones Concert, That last day I went to a shop to buy a Rolling Stone T-Shirt which makes me remain my stay in this beatiful city and the concert. So I asked the salesgirl if they had Rolling Stones T-Shirts which mentioned the words Argentina or Buenos Aires, the girl in an analitic an indifferent way answered me that they could not sell me a T-Shirt like that because the Rolling Stones were not Argentines (¿?) It was obvious, but if a citizenship was adopted because of the the affection, surrender and passion from a nation to somebody well then these incredible men would be more argentines than many people here.

I suspected it and I could not let the history go without being part of it and it was the the main reason that made me travel to Argentina from Peru my country by bus very far away.

It did not matter the long days,almost four just to go, different weathers and troubles the objective was to be present. Argentines have the good habit to receive the Stones now and then but living in my country I will never see them alive, only could see them on video or hear them in CD at the longest.

It was so exciting to step on the field of River stadium after so many days of travel I was there and the time would be short to see the show my mind did not accept it.

I needed a hard dosis of fact and it came very fast. It was the time lights go out, adrenaline began to raise it was when I saw a meteor growing and bursting in front of me followed for the very known and milenary sounds of Keith in Satisfaction.

There was a exciting chemestry between the Stones and the Argentines The Stones knew that and they felt very fine.

I was there being part of the History. Mick was the sorcerer the rest of the band complete the magic, total Satisfaction for everybody and very special for me because I had to cross the Andean mountains to be presen in that special place and I will treasure for the rest of my life those two nights on the field of River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires Argentina.


Read all about the Bridges To Babylon tour in the It's Only Rock'n Roll magazine. Next issue IORR 32 out March 20, 1998.


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