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The Rolling Stones
Amsterdam ArenA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tuesday August 19, 2003

The set list

  1. Brown Sugar
  2. You Got Me Rocking
  3. Don't Stop
  4. Rocks Off
  5. Wild Horses
  6. You Can't Always Get What You Want
  7. Paint It Black
  8. Saint Of Me
  9. Miss You
    --- Introductions
  10. Slipping Away (Keith)
  11. Before They Make Me Run (Keith)
  12. Sympathy For The Devil
  13. Star Star (B-stage)
  14. I Just Want To Make Love To You (B-stage)
  15. Street Fighting Man (B-stage)
  16. Gimme Shelter
  17. Honky Tonk Women
  18. Start Me Up
  19. Jumping Jack Flash
  20. Satisfaction (encore)

Starsailor (warmup) : 7:35pm -  8:25pm       
The Rolling Stones  : 9:20pm - 11:30pm


Rocks Off in The Amsterdam ArenA
Review by Marcel Bizarro

The worst place to see a concert is the Amsterdam ArenA. The sound is alway bad there. Tonight The Rolling Stones played there first of 2 shows. In 1998 I saw the Stones all the five times in the ArenA and the sound was very bad then. The first three songs (Brown Sugar, You Got Me Rockin and Dont Stop) the sound wasnt any better than 5 years ago. But it was getting better during Rocks Off. After this they played two slow songs: Wild Horses and You Cant Always Get What You Want. Followed by Paint It Black and..... Saint Of Me. Then the Stones had lots of success with Miss You (not my favourite!). After the band introductions Keith did Slipping Away and Before They Make Me Run. After Sympathy For The Devil they did three great songs on the small stage: Star Star, I Just Want To Make Love to You and Street Fighting Man. Lisa Fisher did a great job with Gimme Shelter. The last three songs were Honky Tonk Women, Start Me Up and Jumping Jack Flash. They came back with Satisfaction. It wasnt a great concert; Charley, Keith and Ron made some mistakes, the sound wasnt good, the audience werent as enhouisiastic as they were in the three Rotterdam shows, but with this setlist it was still good enough to enjoy it. Tomorrow they broadcoast the second ArenA show on the dutch tv channel SBS 6.


Review by Wilco Schepen

Well the Stones opened up with ..... huh what the hell did they open up with?!? I'm still making my mind up! Keith came up on stage and started something that vaguely reminded me of Brown Sugar, but he messed it up completely and I mean FULLY completely! It was that bad that Ron Wood looked as if he saw water burning. He seemed ready to call 112 for an ambulance. Holy shit what a way to start a show! So bloody embarassing. I got a feeling of what am I doing here? And I kept having that feeling the whole show, despite Starfucker on the b-stage. After de Kuip II, Ahoy and Vredenburg this show was one too many for me!


Review by Hendrik Mulder

Well, back on earth again. I still was in heaven after the Vredenburg show until 21.20 I was dropped on earth again when I heard the first chords of Brown Sugar. This is the most played song this tour (98 times already) but for sure it has been also the most fucked up song. Really bad to start a concert like this. I was standing at Keith' side 15 meters from the stage in the first section and the sound was just OK, for but I could imagine that their must be a lot of echo's in the back of the stadium. The Stones played not good tonight and fortunately for them this show wasn't broadcasted. Despite their performance most people around me enjoyed the show and for sure 95% of the audience had a great time. Songs like You Can't Always Get What You Want, Paint It Black, Saint Of Me and Miss You seemed to be enjoyed by most people. The setlist was OK; Holland got two new songs (Miss You and I Just Wanna Make Love To You) and they played for 2 hours and 10 minutes but they played without any inspiration. 2nd chance tonight, don't dissapoint me guys....!


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Thanks to Iris Nlle-Hornkamp, Ren Spork, Martijn Jansen, Axel Schumacher, Roberto de Tuoni and Albert Imthorn for news links!


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