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Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: April 4, 2011 07:29

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paulywaul
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Lady Jayne
Clearly genuine and why not? There was plenty of affectionate interaction that night between band members - especially Mick and Keith. That made me think all the more that both of them were, at least, mindful of the significance of the occasion in their lives. But time moves on. It isn't on their side any more.

I asked the question precisely because there's no shortage of punters on this message board who would have us believe that the individual band members can barely stand to be in the same room as one another these days and have entirely lost the desire to make/play music together; in fact that this has been the case for years. Personally, I do not subscribe to that view. Those few seconds of open affection for one another I do not for one moment think is a play for the cameras, I think what you see is entirely genuine. Some things you can fake, others you can't; such as occasional little looks of affection at one another. One wonders what WAS in their respective minds ... Keith blowing a kiss to Charlie, Mick winking at Charlie, Mick and Keith hugging ? Personally, I'd like to think it was something like "f**k me, whoever would've thought back in 1962 ............." ?

What an amazing journey those boys have had !

Is it really the 'punters on the board', that have that have left us with the impression they can't stand to be in the same room together, or Keith's book that may have left us with that impression?

I think Keith may have more to do with it than the punters.

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: klrkcr ()
Date: April 4, 2011 07:56

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paulywaul
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Lady Jayne
Clearly genuine and why not? There was plenty of affectionate interaction that night between band members - especially Mick and Keith. That made me think all the more that both of them were, at least, mindful of the significance of the occasion in their lives. But time moves on. It isn't on their side any more.

I asked the question precisely because there's no shortage of punters on this message board who would have us believe that the individual band members can barely stand to be in the same room as one another these days and have entirely lost the desire to make/play music together; in fact that this has been the case for years. Personally, I do not subscribe to that view. Those few seconds of open affection for one another I do not for one moment think is a play for the cameras, I think what you see is entirely genuine. Some things you can fake, others you can't; such as occasional little looks of affection at one another. One wonders what WAS in their respective minds ... Keith blowing a kiss to Charlie, Mick winking at Charlie, Mick and Keith hugging ? Personally, I'd like to think it was something like "f**k me, whoever would've thought back in 1962 ............." ?

What an amazing journey those boys have had !

I was not there,but I wonder if some of the emotion at the end could have been due to the tour they had.Keith falling out of the tree/shrub,having surgery and maybe "not quite the same "due to medication when they resumed the tour;Mick losing his father;and didnt Ronnie's brother pass away during the tour?Having three personal tragedies during a tour would no doubt bring out emotions at its conclusion.

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: April 4, 2011 10:24

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treaclefingers
or Keith's book that may have left us with that impression?

Keith book has not left me with that impression, so .....

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Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Grison ()
Date: April 4, 2011 13:04

It was a nice week with 3 concerts and for the elder fans very nicely laid.
I liked the 1st and 3rd show best as the 2nd show was absolutely blasting loud where we sat (7th Row directly to the catwalk Keith side)
I still remember the words of Mick on the 2nd show: All I know that this tour is going on till Sunday.
In so many years even in a short time so many things can change life especially if you're not that young anymore.
The last appearance together was at the Berlin Film Festival to introduce Shine a Light. I assume that will be the last time for the moment that we have seen them together.

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: April 4, 2011 13:10

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Rolling Hansie
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treaclefingers
or Keith's book that may have left us with that impression?

Keith book has not left me with that impression, so .....

And neither did anything in particular that Keith had to say during the interminable rounds of interviews he did as part of the book promo. He acknowledged they'd had differences in the past, that's hardly a revelation in itself. Compare those comments of his to some of the wilder views and theories about band-member relationships that have been posted on this board.

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Bol ()
Date: April 4, 2011 15:13

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georgeV
I was there and went to all 3. Travelled from Canada, second time over the pond that summer to see the boys! I thought show 2 was the best, followed by show 3 and that show 1 was the weakest, especially you know who!

Obviously a veiled dig at Mr. Wood here. IMO this was RW's best show by a golden mile in the 20 odd shows that I have seen. If memory serves me right, this was echoed by others on this board at the time.

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: odean73 ()
Date: April 4, 2011 18:21

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Silver Dagger
The 2nd night was the best as they did a truly great version of Midnight Rambler. You can use that as a rule of thumb - if they play Midnight Rambler then the general performance is going to be up there because they'll be high on confidence in settling into that amazing funky groove.

Did not make the first show, but went to the last two shows and think the same as silver dagger, they was on fire on the thursday evening and remember turning round to my mrs and saying this is one of the best shows i have seen in a long time as mentioned midnight rambler was brillianty played that night.

I was so disapointed with the last show as i expected a couple of classics like when they played salt of the earth at twickenham and it felt like a 'tired show ' But saying that it was great to meet some people from the forum and put a picture to some names.

I never had the feeling it was going to be the last show.

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Massimo68 ()
Date: April 4, 2011 18:27

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Grison
The last appearance together was at the Berlin Film Festival to introduce Shine a Light. I assume that will be the last time for the moment that we have seen them together.

In fact, the last appearance together was few weeks after the Berlin Film Festival, on april 2nd 2008 for the London Premiere.
3 years ago !


Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Lady Jayne ()
Date: April 4, 2011 19:53

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Massimo68
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Grison
The last appearance together was at the Berlin Film Festival to introduce Shine a Light. I assume that will be the last time for the moment that we have seen them together.

In fact, the last appearance together was few weeks after the Berlin Film Festival, on april 2nd 2008 for the London Premiere.
3 years ago !


Famously the night that Woody met Ekaterina in the lap dance club!

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: georgeV ()
Date: April 4, 2011 20:03

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Bol
Obviously a veiled dig at Mr. Wood here. IMO this was RW's best show by a golden mile in the 20 odd shows that I have seen. If memory serves me right, this was echoed by others on this board at the time.

No, it was Keith who sytruggled at Show 1. Could barely move around the stage.

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Date: April 4, 2011 21:52

great thread.. makes you think....

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: April 4, 2011 22:03

Yeah...great topic for a thread Pauly. One of yer best mate.

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Harm ()
Date: April 4, 2011 22:24

I'm happy I was there just in case...well, you know,...but I think I would like to know when I'd go to my last Rolling Stones concert..walking to the venue... going to the merchandise shop for the last time...drinking a beer with my Stones' friends...treasuring the memories....

So, Rolling Stones,...hit the road one more time, please

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: April 5, 2011 06:08

I went to the opening two in Boston Fenway Park and to the closing three at the O2 and 22 in between.

The second show on Thursday was simply the best Rolling Stones concert I have ever seen bar none, going back to and including 1975. Better than even the Beacon, though that was the second best of the ABB tour.

There was something magical and emotional about that night and you could feel that the band was "in a zone."

At the third show, I simply felt it was the end of the tour, not the last show ever. If they can continue to play as they did on the ABB tour, there is no reason to quit.


plexi

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: April 5, 2011 06:25

and something else ... the week was special because of the gatherings of the IORR volk at the pub (can't recall the name right now) and getting to meet and talk to the various members. And then there were gatherings at the hotel where a lot of us stayed (and again I forget the name of the hotel; a little help on these names would be appreciated).

And then the Stones memorabilia show for the second year in a row. Tim Ries, Blondie and Bernard all were there.

And then there was the Tim Ries and the Rolling Stones Project show which I think was on the 22nd, but could be mistaken on the date. Daryl and Lisa also performed with them. And of course Bernard.

And finally, after the third show, there was the scene outside the Savoy and the joint around the corner where the band members and supporting cast were coming and going (again the name of the place escapes me) for the end of the tour party. A lot of IORR and Treff fan club members were hanging outside there. But this was the end of the tour party and not on some other night as one person in this thread contended.

We saw Bill Wyman walking down the street toward the Savoy accompanied by a daughter on each arm. Paulywaul will recall that.

I was able to videotape the first show in its entirety, most of the Tim Ries show, and the scene outside the end of the tour party, including footage of Mick arriving at the party. I titled my DVD "A Stones Week In London."


plexi

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: thewatchman ()
Date: April 5, 2011 06:42

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timbernardis
I went to the opening two in Boston Fenway Park and to the closing three at the O2 and 22 in between.

The second show on Thursday was simply the best Rolling Stones concert I have ever seen bar none, going back to and including 1975. Better than even the Beacon, though that was the second best of the ABB tour.

There was something magical and emotional about that night and you could feel that the band was "in a zone."

At the third show, I simply felt it was the end of the tour, not the last show ever. If they can continue to play as they did on the ABB tour, there is no reason to quit.


plexi

You can bet the naysayers will ignore this post. On second thought since they like the last word maybe we will draw them out?

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: April 5, 2011 07:31

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thewatchman
You can bet the naysayers will ignore this post. On second thought since they like the last word maybe we will draw them out?

I'm not trying to be a naysayer. At the time of that last concert, I truly believed, and think the Stones likely believed, that they would be back. There were strong indications from pretty reliable sources that there would be tours in '09, in '10 and so forth. But I think things changed somewhere along the line. It was after the tour ended that Patti was diagnosed with a serious cancer - mercifully beaten - and I think that threw Keith badly. I wonder if that is when he started spending less time with the guitar. If he hasn't played to any significant extent over these last years, he may have lost his drive. Charlie and Ronnie are happily busy with other things. Mick seems to be one of the least sentimental or nostalgic of people and doesn't seem driven to start up the machinery to tour again. With all these things happening, I get the sense that they are less interested now than they were when they were on that stage in August '07, with their adrenaline and ours pumping, wanting to go on to the next show.


Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: JordiStones ()
Date: April 5, 2011 09:49

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timbernardis
And finally, after the third show, there was the scene outside the Savoy and the joint around the corner where the band members and supporting cast were coming and going (again the name of the place escapes me) for the end of the tour party.

The place is called Simsons

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Grison ()
Date: April 5, 2011 10:43

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SomeTorontoGirl
I'm not trying to be a naysayer. At the time of that last concert, I truly believed, and think the Stones likely believed, that they would be back. There were strong indications from pretty reliable sources that there would be tours in '09, in '10 and so forth. But I think things changed somewhere along the line. It was after the tour ended that Patti was diagnosed with a serious cancer - mercifully beaten - and I think that threw Keith badly. I wonder if that is when he started spending less time with the guitar. If he hasn't played to any significant extent over these last years, he may have lost his drive. Charlie and Ronnie are happily busy with other things. Mick seems to be one of the least sentimental or nostalgic of people and doesn't seem driven to start up the machinery to tour again. With all these things happening, I get the sense that they are less interested now than they were when they were on that stage in August '07, with their adrenaline and ours pumping, wanting to go on to the next show.
Well said and the balance is not on Tour. I still think we will be very disappointed if they would run a world tour like the previous ones as they simply wouldn't be able to handle it. And I don't wanna see only videos while watching a live concert. This is my concern.

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: April 5, 2011 11:35

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timbernardis
I went to the opening two in Boston Fenway Park and to the closing three at the O2 and 22 in between.

The second show on Thursday was simply the best Rolling Stones concert I have ever seen bar none, going back to and including 1975. Better than even the Beacon, though that was the second best of the ABB tour.

There was something magical and emotional about that night and you could feel that the band was "in a zone."

At the third show, I simply felt it was the end of the tour, not the last show ever. If they can continue to play as they did on the ABB tour, there is no reason to quit.


plexi

And Tim - you win the prize for the most original use of spectacles in the history of rock'n'roll at those shows! >grinning smiley<

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: April 5, 2011 11:41

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JordiStones
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timbernardis
And finally, after the third show, there was the scene outside the Savoy and the joint around the corner where the band members and supporting cast were coming and going (again the name of the place escapes me) for the end of the tour party.

The place is called Simsons

Simpsons in the Strand to be precise Jordi. It's a very famous old English restaurant that specialises in roast meat carvery.

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: April 5, 2011 12:08

HUH ??? I got my own restaurant ??? DOH !!!



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Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: April 5, 2011 15:14

Pauly, I forgot to say thanks for starting this thread. I really like to read that so many people had the same mixed emotions during and after that show.

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Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: April 5, 2011 17:26

I caught the second show.

If that was the last time I see the band...it'll have ended on a high ;^)

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: gwen ()
Date: April 5, 2011 17:43

There was a very special feeling at the show. On stage, among the crew and security, and the fans... It was not that usual happy / blown away / exhausted mix, there was some sadness too.

I had never attended the last show of previous tours so I don't know if this one was more special than others...

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: April 5, 2011 18:27

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Rolling Hansie
Pauly, I forgot to say thanks for starting this thread. I really like to read that so many people had the same mixed emotions during and after that show.

Thanks for the compliment, appreciated. Cheers.

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: IrelandCalling4 ()
Date: April 5, 2011 18:34

I was there at that 3rd show in London and look back on it with great fondness!

What a weekend - Prince at the 02 on the Saturday, and the Stones the following day. Had some of the best ever seated tickets thanks to SomeTorontoGirl - 8th row if I recall correctly - and thought the show incredible! Enjoyed every minute of it and still look at the DVD fairly regularly to reminisce on what a great day it was (the pub beforehand meeting so many other fans, and the wicked party afterward in Charing Cross Road!)

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: April 5, 2011 19:03

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Massimo68
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Grison
The last appearance together was at the Berlin Film Festival to introduce Shine a Light. I assume that will be the last time for the moment that we have seen them together.

In fact, the last appearance together was few weeks after the Berlin Film Festival, on april 2nd 2008 for the London Premiere.
3 years ago !


Gulp, that's near as dammit three years ago to the day !! And how resplendent and happy they look. But in the continued absence of any serious indications they're gonna strap on their axes and take their seats behind them ole Gretsch drums one more time, one really does have to wonder .....

But WHAT a photo. Thanks for posting.

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: April 5, 2011 19:28

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SomeTorontoGirl
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thewatchman
You can bet the naysayers will ignore this post. On second thought since they like the last word maybe we will draw them out?

I'm not trying to be a naysayer. At the time of that last concert, I truly believed, and think the Stones likely believed, that they would be back. There were strong indications from pretty reliable sources that there would be tours in '09, in '10 and so forth. But I think things changed somewhere along the line. It was after the tour ended that Patti was diagnosed with a serious cancer - mercifully beaten - and I think that threw Keith badly. I wonder if that is when he started spending less time with the guitar. If he hasn't played to any significant extent over these last years, he may have lost his drive. Charlie and Ronnie are happily busy with other things. Mick seems to be one of the least sentimental or nostalgic of people and doesn't seem driven to start up the machinery to tour again. With all these things happening, I get the sense that they are less interested now than they were when they were on that stage in August '07, with their adrenaline and ours pumping, wanting to go on to the next show.

I think thats a pretty good synopsis.

To follow on from that, I think that when you get to the age they're at now and have a brush with mortality - and Keith, Charlie, Patti and (to some degree) Woody have all had that in the last 6 years or so - then you have to factor in the temptation to simply sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour even more, AND to spend it with the people closest to you, instead of touring the world for months at a time.



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Re: The Sunday 26th August 2007 thread
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: April 5, 2011 19:30

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timbernardis
and something else ... the week was special because of the gatherings of the IORR volk at the pub (can't recall the name right now) and getting to meet and talk to the various members. plexi

The Pilot Inn, Tim. smileys with beer

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