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Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: stoneman333 ()
Date: June 1, 2014 16:51

I just wanted to say what a pleasure it is, reading about the exploits of you fellow Iorrians.

I can't be in Zurich (won't be at any of the European concerts I'm afraid sad smiley) - but reading about you meeting up - having meals - going drinking and sighteseeing - then travelling to the gig and giving the during gig comments and posting photos and after gig updates - it's definitely a good second best to being there smiling smiley.

Keep up the good work over the summer, all of you smileys with beer

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: mariannerl ()
Date: June 1, 2014 17:25

Some IORREANS at Stray Cat. Some left already, others to come

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: Avarell ()
Date: June 2, 2014 00:56

Fantastic show in Zurich. 2h 5m! With some horrible Keith Intro in Brown Sugar confused smiley
Very good sound
Its only rock'n'roll....
Avarell

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Date: June 3, 2014 11:39

Hi Susan and Anette...really did enjoy "faire la connaissance avec vous"...not to forget about the hug...we should/could make an appointment for Paris just to make sure you'll get another setlist pic...
cool smiley
Michael le Berlinois

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: spain73 ()
Date: June 3, 2014 14:51

Woaooo,... what a show. And the pre-show meeting at Stray Cat was wonderful. Pleased to meet some of you Iorrians and special thanks to Marianne for her advices in Zurich. Hope to see you again someday.

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: florian ()
Date: June 5, 2014 13:22

Some Pictures for the FB people, hope you like it :-)
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Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: RockingLonestar ()
Date: June 5, 2014 14:20

Zuerich was my 12th gig since 1973. And after thinking about it for a couple of days, there was no better gig in the past!
Yes i have seen them in 1973 with Mick Taylor! Except for Keith who played sometimes sloppy, all other members (including Daryl, Chuck, Lisa, Bobby, Tim and Mick T.) were totally on fire. Yes, this is not the same band as in the 70ies, 80ies or 90ies, when Keith was the heart, soul and engine of the band.But wtf! Now the band is driven by Charlie and Daryl, Chuck keeps the Songs and the band together, Mick is the absolute leader and Ron and Keith add guitar riffs, licks and solos. But it rocks just the same. And Ronnie played some really smoking solos (Sart me Up, Tumbling Dice, Worried About You,YCAGWYW).
And Mick never sounded better as singer and he never was a better performer and showman.
And to all those who say they played their best Music before 1974, I can say that I have bootlegs from 1972/1973 and the the energy level is far away from 2014!

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: June 5, 2014 20:31

@crawdaddy you went up there, that's great, please share the video


Hi zgubi................Andreea. smiling smiley

Here's the video of the views of Zurich from high up.

Nothing as good as yours especially with my voice ramblin' on.

Still buzzing from the show in Zurich and Oslo ,and gonna have a look at all the videos from the gigs now that I have a few rest days. >grinning smiley<






Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: powerage78 ()
Date: June 7, 2014 17:17

In french...



Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: powerage78 ()
Date: June 7, 2014 17:29

IMO, Lisa backing vocals during Brown Sugar intro are just not necessary... (30 first seconds).

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: zgubi ()
Date: June 7, 2014 21:49

this is from my blogpost about Zurich, almost one week later smiling smiley

When I make it to Zurich…

Many years ago, my brother and I went with our parents to the airport to pick someone up.

It was the first time I was in an airport, I must have been 10 to 12 years old, and this was the first “contact” with the rest of the world out there. At the time I may have somewhat hoped to one day travel and see the world but the concerts around the world part, that one I did not see coming smiling smiley

So our parents left us to wait in front of the arrivals screen with all these letters and numbers rolling one after another. I remember the first announcement “flight from Zurich has now landed” in a perfect English accent and I was mesmerized.

Somehow, in that moment Zurich became the center of the world and I started to imagine how people traveling from Zurich must look like and I sort of made it the center of the world when it comes to flying. I started to believe and I kind of did ever since that “if I ever get to Zurich this means I would have made it”.

I have this joke with one of my friends who works for an airline company “did you fly to Zurich yet?” and she knows what I mean but she hasn’t yet.

So at the beginning of April, in my last 60 minutes in Australia before heading back home I stood there weighing whether I should buy those Lucky Dip tickets for Zurich as they were on sale or not, the main question was “is it now the moment when I get to Zurich”, I was already extremely over any reasonable budget but I pressed the button and decided I would figure out the rest of the details later.

What followed in the end of May was an incredible adventure, a series of 3 concerts in 3 countries I’d never visited before. Just as the lyrics go “if you start me up I’ll never stop” and “I’ll take you places that you’ve never ever seen“.

And it’s been an amazing time, flying to Oslo, getting to Portugal, great fun places festivals and gigs and to top it all up a very intense and complex finale.

I wanted to spend as much time as I could in Lisbon and I couldn’t manage to find any convenient flights to Zurich or Basel or other airports in proximity. I therefore decided to take a late flight to Milan, get there after midnight and take a very cheap and spectacular train ride through the Alps from Milano Centrale via Como & Lugano to the much anticipated Zurich.

Upon landing in Milan I met these two Italian girls who had also traveled to Lisbon for the Stones, they helped me with directions for the city. Got into Milan around 2 am and four hours later I was getting ready for the next stop.

Bright sunny morning in Italy, boarded the Eurocity that I like to call Silver Train 07:00 am and I was off. I couldn’t afford closing my eyes as the view was so unique, I didn’t want to miss a second of it. On the right side the magnificent Como with it’s beautiful lake and Italian mansions, waving to George Clooney.

Next we move into Switzerland and shortly arrive to Lugano. I once had an interview for a job in Lugano, thinking about it now it would have made a great HQ for a tour and it certainly looked beautiful.

Funny thing on the train, after getting into Switzerland the Swiss border police started checking travel documents and they were very thorough with their questions for all other passengers what they are carrying, where they are staying, the purpose of their visit and so on, however they didn’t ask me anything. The only one in my cart. I have two possible explanations: either they thought I was a kid or…they thought I was Swiss, I am happy with both of these.

From here on you could only see green mountains with tall white peaks, blue skies and every once in a while a little house. Heidi, Girl of the Alps scenery.

Beautiful and I do recommend it, you can get smart tickets via Trenitalia and get tickets as cheap as 25 euros. You can even catch a weekend offer with 2 tickets for the price of one for Zurich or Geneva, perhaps even other destinations.

I arrived in Zurich where there was a big sign saying “Rolling Stones”, indicating the bus stop for getting to the stadium.

I then met my friend from home who was also visiting Zurich, I accidentally found out the day before, so we spent a couple of hours walking around the city, admiring the Opera, the lake, the elephants taking a break at the circus, the bridges and all the other little and classic old buildings that form this little city handling the world’s money.

I found out about the gathering at the Stray Cat Bar and I went there to meet a few legendary members of IORR.org like crawdaddy, Cristiano Radke, mariannerl, a couple from Spain, some guys from the UK on yet another sunny pre-gig afternoon.

Cristiano who is from Brazil told me that he was in the picture I took from Lisbon with Stones fans walking on the street. I honestly don’t think these are coincidences anymore but I’m happy whenever we realize the connections.

I left with the Spanish couple towards the stadium to meet other Lucky Dip people and of course without setting a time or a place we simply met.

Wilfried marked this concert in his small notebook: no 250 Zurich Letzigrund Stadium. He was very excited about the concert being held in this stadium, where all the legendary athletes like Carl Lewis have run and where many records were broken.



We got into the Golden Circle Keith’s side. It was Ronnie’s birthday and 39 years since his first gig however I had seen the first two shows from Ronnie’s side so went for Keith’s this time.

I was in the front for both Bucharest and Hyde Park and now here I was in front again for a beautiful concert start within daylight. All shows were different but for this one, after Oslo and Lisbon I felt it was me and the stage, quite a special feeling and you notice things very differently from up-close, especially when it’s natural light outside.



I remember the footage from the 1982 Leeds concert (yes, from when I wasn’t even born) smiling smiley) and I was thinking this is kind of the same light, the band is not as young, nor is the crowd but it’s still has some of that feeling and I think I am a fan of concerts starting in daylight:





Because I was so close I simply captivated by everything happening on stage, I wasn’t paying attention to details, I was just enjoying the moment and living in the music. I loved every second of it.

Right next to me was this mother with a very little kid, must have been 7 and when the band came on stage and started the show the kid began to scream with excitement, he looked totally surprised and amazed and I’m sure he’ll grow up to go to many many concerts.



“Start Me Up” started with an explosion of energy, “You Got Me Rocking” that I do like hearing live in spite of many other critics, again a lot of energy and Mick moving almost running and singing, Keith giving his “cool-shade” looks and Ronnie happy as a little kid on his birthday (obviously). During “Tumbling Dice” at one point Mick went to Keith joking about something and Keith while playing his riffs pushed him with his shoulder and Mick was suddenly in the air jumping to one side. It wasn’t at all aggressive rather a friendly gesture between to old friends. “Worried About You” was next and I think worked out a bit better than Oslo, and this time I could understand Mick’s lyrics when he got up from the piano.

Zurich’s song of choice was “Let’s Spend the Night Together” just as in Oslo and I think around this song the evening started to fall, to get with the lyrics right haha.

What followed was another spectacular performance of “Out of Control” only this time I got the perfect up-close view to see it. It’s definitely even more spectacular when you get to see it closer. I already loved it from farther away but this time I was blown away and I wanted to capture some of the energy, you can see a small filmed fragment at the end of this post. I could say I’m surprised but I’m actually not that these guys at their age perform this song with this energy but I think it’s just the simple explanation of why they can it’s because they love it and it’s natural and this gives them the energy. Therefore if you apply this approach in everything that you do (that you love to do) it’s gotta work.



From here on it was singing and dancing for me, Keith played “Can’t Be Seen” again and it was better. They did the “ending songs” but I could see a band that is tight and with the “on tour” attitude compared to “we haven’t done it in a while let’s get warmed up”, they are very much warmed-up and I think they could take this tour even longer than currently scheduled, and I also think this would be good for them.



So Letzigrund was conquered and Golden Circle was conquered, and everything was simply….perfect!

We walked back to the hostel on Langstrasse, the area in Zurich famous for the pubs and lively nightlife and enjoyed a few more drinks with Cristiano, crawdaddy and Gabor that I really hope I will meet again in the future.

Cristiano posted some of my photos on Stones Planet Brazil. Full photo album available here.

To conclude what I began writing at the start of the post: I have made it to Zurich but only halfway because I took the train in and out. When I get to fly to Zurich I will see if I feel I have made it. I am however happy with getting to visit 8 countries Stones bound during the first 6 months of 2014, attending a long dreamed series of Stones shows and meeting the band and doing the things that I love even almost without much money, I am happy to have walked out the door and into this amazing adventure.

Next day I was in four countries in one day with almost no money and it was awesome, details in the next blog post.

Meanwhile please be amazed by the beautiful train ride through the Alps and a few moments from the day spend in Zurich:





I make daily videos on the tour at [youtube.com]
Going to: London - Manchester - Twickenham - Berlin - Marseille - Prague - Warsaw

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: June 7, 2014 23:24

What a lovely post Andreea. >grinning smiley<


Just got back home and haven't even looked at what's happening at Pinkpop yet, but read your post from start to finish and got your tour website bookmarked on my laptop.

Love your videos and soundtracks that go with them.

You should go in the producing,directing business. I think you are that good. thumbs up

On the late night after the gig when we all said goodbye as you went to bed,Gabor was very tired and went to a corner in the bar to rest,while Christiano was still with us sitting with the crowd from Geneva,but was going to sleep at times and not drinking any more,which we were. smileys with beer
Such a really nice guy. thumbs up

About 4.30am we all left saying goodbye to the lovely girl from Phillipines who was running the bar,and escorted Christiano to the bus stop where he would in half hour or so catch the first bus or tram to the train station.

We will all see each other again,I'm sure..................and can't wait too see you all at another Stones gig, give you a big hug ,and say ,'Pleased to meet you,hope you guess my name..............it's crawdaddy' >grinning smiley<



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Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: June 7, 2014 23:57

What a lovely posts, zgubi and crawdaddy!

I probably wrote this before, but the last weekend was one of the best weekends I've ever had. It was great to have met you, as well as some other IORRians and other friends from Stonestreff (Marianne, Ursula, Thomasz and the others that I can't remember). Spain73, beast and a lot of other people who were there too made me feel like I was at home. There was some swiss friends there, too, and unfortunately I can't remember their names, but they all were very friendly.

It was a great surprise to have met you at the bar on the Langsters hostel, crawdaddy. I never knew someone would recognize me just by hearing me say I'm from Brazil. And it was great to have met zgubi too, such a lovely lady. I hope we can meet each other soon. In South America 2015, maybe. winking smiley

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: Beast ()
Date: June 8, 2014 00:43

Thanks so much for that, zgubi - I especially loved your video! It really captures those few magical days in Zurich so well (and cool to see Cristiano making an appearance as well smileys with beer ). Sorry to have missed you ar the Stray Cat bar - and at the show back on that hot hot day in Bucharest winking smiley - but I hope our paths might cross in Vienna and/or Stockholm.

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: June 8, 2014 00:57

Looking forward to your further adventures, zgubi. How many more shows are you going to in Europe?

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: June 8, 2014 01:12

Just this minute before going to bed,saw sky news and review of the Sunday papers and front page of Sunday Sun or whatever they call it.

Main U.K.headlines all about MJ and pic of woman on balcony at hotel.

Leave the guy alone.

He's the front man of the biggest and most successful band ever, and he want's to get on with his life and give the fans his best. thumbs up


I'm sure he's seen all this crap before since 1964,and let's it all float away. eye rolling smiley

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: swiss ()
Date: June 8, 2014 01:33

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Date: June 8, 2014 01:45

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Date: June 8, 2014 02:14

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Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: zgubi ()
Date: June 8, 2014 09:39

Quote
Green Lady
Looking forward to your further adventures, zgubi. How many more shows are you going to in Europe?

Thanks guys, the adventure is amazing and I'm hoping to add as many chapters to it as possible.

I am going to Vienna next weekend but then I'm thinking of stretching it for Rome and Madrid. Would need a ticket for Madrid to confirm it.

After that it's Stockholm and who knows smiling smiley

I make daily videos on the tour at [youtube.com]
Going to: London - Manchester - Twickenham - Berlin - Marseille - Prague - Warsaw

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: June 8, 2014 23:10

Hope you can get to Madrid Andreea. Would be something like a South American latin show as I have experienced at Barcelona,2007.
I haven't got a ticket yet but travel and accomodation all arranged.Getting there on Monday before show and sure I will have something, or LD by then.

I remember Christiano coming from Brazil,had said Argentina were the best crowd for The Stones, but I bet Brazil was not far behind.

If you're not at Madrid Christiano ,it will be South America we meet up as only continent I haven't been to,(apart from Antarctica that I think is known as a continent).
I really hope The Stones will do South America in 2015, 'cos I don't think it's gonna be 2014.
I already know a few fans who are definately gonna be in Madrid with or without a ticket.

Hope tosee yer all there. smileys with beer

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: June 9, 2014 00:24

I wish I could be in Madrid, as well as the other cities where the Stones will play at, but I'm home and I do hope too for the Stones to come to South America next year. It will be a pleasure to meet some IORRians here next year. smileys with beer

I hope you can get a ticket, crawdaddy, and I'm sure you will get it. Have a great concert(s), mate! winking smiley

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: spain73 ()
Date: June 10, 2014 14:37

Hi friends.

Of course, I'll be in Madrid. If I can help any of you about info of the city, places to be visited, bars smileys with beer, and so on, please let me know in Madrid Thread.

Pleased to have met you all in Zurich

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: June 10, 2014 15:09

Cheers spain73.

Hope to see you in Madrid .

Will be there from Monday June 23rd and still looking for a decent ticket,but know something will come up when I get there.

Will keep my eyes on the Madrid thread. smileys with beer

Re: ZURICH Switzerland 2014 Rolling Stones show and travel info
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: June 16, 2014 23:18

Hi !

I know I am late but I wanted to thank marianner for the informations she gave me smiling smiley
My daughter and I had a wonderful time in Zurich , people there were very helpful ;

The stadium was full
I read the great reviews you wrote on this thread ;

Just a pic when the stadium was almost empty winking smiley

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