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The Rolling Stones
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tuesday August 19, 2003
The set list
- Brown Sugar
- You Got Me Rocking
- Don't Stop
- Rocks Off
- Wild Horses
- You Can't Always Get What You Want
- Paint It Black
- Saint Of Me
- Miss You
- Slipping Away (Keith)
- Before They Make Me Run (Keith)
- Sympathy For The Devil
- Star Star (B-stage)
- I Just Want To Make Love To You (B-stage)
- Street Fighting Man (B-stage)
- Gimme Shelter
- Honky Tonk Women
- Start Me Up
- Jumping Jack Flash
- Satisfaction (encore)
Starsailor (warmup) : 7:35pm - 8:25pm
The Rolling Stones : 9:20pm - 11:30pm
Rocks Off in The Amsterdam ArenA
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 ‘Don’t Stop’) the sound wasn’t 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 Can’t 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 wasn’t a great
concert; Charley, Keith and Ron made some mistakes, the sound wasn’t
good, the audience weren’t 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 Marcel Bizarro
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....!
Roberto de Tuoni and
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