for me this has been one of the best things I've ever done.
it started with a thought of maybe going to Adelaide, then they announced the tour and I thought I could go, after that they said Abu Dhabi and I had to be there as my friend who helped me fly to Australia lives in Abu Dhabi.
went to Australia with the cancelled tour but met spectacular people and for every ticket I returned in Australia I promised I would get one for Europe.
Europe was planned to be 4 gigs but ended up being 7!
My plan was to document the trip in blog posts and videos, first for myself and second for anyone who would like to follow the adventure.
I am extremely happy I decided to go, that things fell into place and I got to 13 countries, 20 cities, 3 continents and met over 100 fantastic people, most of them from here!
The concerts were each unique, taken one by one they all had special highlights that I will keep in my mind with a big smile on my face, to top that up the feeling of touring from one place to another was absolutely fantastic.
Just a short summary:
- Abu Dhabi
: the Stones back with a new tour, first time in UAE, I won the twitter competition and met the band, the most spectacular "You Can't Always Get What You Want" of my life
: visiting a wonderful continent and meeting huge fans from each city
: Europe Opening Night after stormy times, uplifting the mood and setting the tone for what was supposed to be a tour "On Fire"
: amazing venue with 90,000 singing fans, a spectacular Out of Control performance and the show with the most "live premieres" for me
: getting closer to the IORR community at the Stray Cat, that was the show I felt the band had the most fun on stage
: first surprise of a young and energetic crowd, Keith was on a roll that night
: a wonderful historical venue with the lovely Italian crowd who sounded just great on "Streets of Love" that I never thought I would hear live
: world famous Santiago Bernabeu, crowd became part of the performance during "Like A Rolling Stones" which is very fit for the way I got to attend this concert
: a grand finale for me, a superb atmosphere that I enjoyed from the top of the arena dancing on the top of the seated area.
There are a lot of stories and videos in the links above, still in progress my Stockholm report but at least video is done
I want to send a huge thanks to the Stones, all the die-hard fans from here, all the people I met on the adventure. It's been amazing!
I make daily videos on the tour at [youtube.com
Going to: London - Manchester - Twickenham - Berlin - Marseille - Prague - Warsaw