People are too harsh. For the first four songs, Anaheim had the feel of a phoned-in set, but it ended up being very enjoyable. Keith was all over the stage, and played a blistering solo on SFTD. The crowd was a little laid back, but it was a beautiful California night -- what do you expect? I too saw them at MCI, and they smoked there. This was a little more relaxed, but a good, solid performance. I went with a friend who is much younger, who had never seen the Stones. She thought that they were great. "Wow, I think that I knew 90% of the songs." Kind of a 40 Licks type show.
A friend of mine went to Anaheim. His opinion is that the Stones performed really good. I say nothing about Anaheim show, until i have a boot. But it's funny how strong disagreements we have about a particular concert (or a whole tour). I wonder how many different things we expect being at a show...
it's so stupid........you can' t tell whether a show was great from a bootleg!!!!!
if i recall...mick jagger wanted to get back out there touring, but in order to do that, he had to have an album out .....
so that's why they put together this bigger bang album ( bigger bang??? what a stupid name by the way...... they shoudl have just called it " rain fall down or neocon instead of bigger bang....so stupid)
if they would have played beat of burden in anaheim, everything would have been so perfect....instead.........some stuff went wrong.
paul mccartney really is the true king of the kings in music. not only he can still record great music, but he can still entertain everybody, fans, non fans, and occasional fans. that's why every tour he does, is always the tour of the year.
i had fun at the anaheim show, but because they didn't play beast of burden, the crowd was lame and stupid, the security faggots were stupid, and because they didn't play more than 4 songs on the b stage, and because miss you was weak, it was only a B concert. 3 stars out of 5.
ferrante9 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > let me tell you. > the stones are good, i like the stones...but > mccartney is too much for the stones too handle. > i mean...can actually any of the 4 stones sell out > a big stadium? > i don tthink if mick jagger announced a world tour > he could sell out a big stadium, not even an > arena..... > mccartney is a solo artist, and yet, is outselling > the stones by a long shot. > incredible!!!!
It is easy to explain...people going to MC shows feel as if they were going to a BEATLES concert IMO.
ferrante9 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > how can you judge a show from a bootleg? A: JUST LISTEN > > it's so stupid........you can' t tell whether a > show was great from a bootleg!!!!! > > > Joke #2 > > > > > > > > >
ferrante9: "mccartney is a solo artist, and yet, is outselling the stones by a long shot. incredible!!!!"
OK, you adore Macca but don't be blind. During Licks Tour the Stones attracted 3.5 million people worldwide. As usual, #1 live act. Second came Bruce Springsteen- solo artist, as Macca- with 2.8 million. What about Macca's total numbers? He was on universal tour then (2002-03). He sold more than 1.2 million tickets in the USA, but in the rest of the planet?
And if Macca can rock a huge stadium, as you say, why now in USA is he playing only arenas? Tell me just one big city in which Macca attracts more people than the Stones (with the $450 ticket prices). In NY Macca played 4MSG (64,000 tickets, according to Billboard). The Stones: MSG + Giants Stadium + Albany. Also, they will play two more MSG. This "set" of shows makes something like 140,000 people.
i saw 2 macca shows this year ,,, he was great but stones still the greatest & as some1 else says ,,,maccas voice is goin ,,,,macca $250 tickets which were a deal ,,much cheaper than stones $450 ,,,,,,this mayb maccas last tour with his voice that way,,so go c em ,,
This guy posts the most irrelevant crap on this board (and that's saying something!) Statistics for these forking free concerts aren't worth anything anyway. If the Stones play that free show in Copacabana, 300,000-400,000 people will show up, but I'm not sure that proves anything. If the weather is good and Velvet Revolver or some second tier band were playing, 400,000 people might show up. Anyway, I thought that the worldrecord for a paying audience was the Toronto Rock Festival, w/Stones and AC/DC. Is that wrong?
Josh, I was there too and I think somebody has missed something or went to the toilet during the whole show. Seeing 11 concerts during Licks only Europe, but now 7 in US on this tour I must say we had the time of our live. Ok ANaheim was lame audience. But San Diego and all others defenitely not. I cannot say that any concert was less exciting. Why don't you open a new board with content: moaning and wheeping stones fans or something. Get it right. Up on stage are 4 people which could easily retire, but give us surprisingly fresh music much better than previous tours ( I would have to recall Urban Jungle or even 81/82).
McCartney is still one of the 5-6 hugest live acts, but not as big as the Stones, U2, or Bruce, of course. Ferrante9, you prove nothing talking about one or another particular, single show in 1990 or 2003. Mention the total numbers, please. Last Stones tour (2002-03), 3.5 million tickets. What about last Macca's tour ? (OK, add the audience of the free Rome's concert if you want). Since 1989 the Stones have attracted at their concerts 22 million people. What about Macca?? Perhaps in your opinion Macca is the greatest musician in the world. OK, it's matter of taste. But it's obvious the most attractive live act...
The SARS festival (a paid audience event) is THE largest paid event by any artist ever and the top bill went to the Stones, not McCartney and his shows in South America or Russia, it's Toronto and the Stones linked inexorably forever for Keith's bust, the tour rehearsals, and SARS.
You can't compare attendance figures from Russia with other countries. Almost no one performs there so if anyone popular shows up the show draws a huge audience. From my perspective Macca show is terrible and sooo boring, he is really the man who is in for money. Bruce is the only one who matches the Stones.