Date: April 13, 2006 00:12
not sure where you were sitting andrew, but out of the 15 shows I've been to, it was by far the worst. I blame it entirely on where we were sitting - section 131 in the stands - full of paying guests (I can't call them fans), who wouldn't get off their a*rses all night and complained about anyone who did.
Let 'em stay seated, but don't complain to me for wanting to stand (yeah, I know this has been done to death in another thread).
All the more frustrating when everyone I've spoken to who was down on the field said they had a blast, better than Licks at the Superdome (Ironically, the Superdome crowd was what soured it for them last time - once again, because of large sections of the crowd who get sh*itty when people dare to dance to a Stones song.) Strangely though, while everyone on the field seemed to be standing up the whole show, there didn't seem to be a lot of dancing going on.
"Ah, entertainment night. I want to be entertained". Familiar? And I've never known such a silence when the band goes off stage before the encore. Fair dinkum, Sydney crowds are crap mate.
Anyway, am going to Melbourne, where hopefully Rod Laver's full of true believers