Re: Bad setlists on the ABB tour
Date: July 20, 2006 15:16
i was not as lucky as you were JKF, i did attend some good concerts soundwise in stadiums but i got one bad u2, one bad bowie and an awful Antony and the jonsons. This last one is telling because he makes gorgeous music that is completely out of place in a stadium. Stones instead play great stadium rock music. Maybe I was a little obscure but i did have a beautiful time in Milan last week (but the sound was awful where i stood) and I do love SMU, JJF and Satisfaction. Actually I did not hear them very much it was more the feel. For example I can't exactly tell you how ronnie was on this or charlie on that because i was having a ball. This is what I mean when i say not for the music as technical performance. 3 years ago in paris in a smaller venue was quite different and i remember very well the rendition of, let's say, Love in vain, ronnie's slide, mick prowl, etc.
About the rats ass stones should give about setlists, it is pretty clear that they give some - see different setlists in US cities they went twice. It is just that they give them in their own way. It's ok for me (3 concerts in my life) but i understand if someone just decide not to go because he/she has got enough of JJF.
If I were them, instead of playing 10 warhorses per night, I would play 14 but spread onto 2 shows.