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Tell Me

The Rolling Stones
Glasgow SECC arena
Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain
Monday September 1, 2003

The set list

  1. Street Fighting Man
  2. Start Me Up
  3. If You Can't Rock Me
  4. Don't Stop
  5. Bitch
  6. You Can't Always Get What You Want
  7. Rocks Off
  8. You Got Me Rocking
  9. Tumbling Dice
    --- Introductions
  10. The Nearness Of You (Keith)
  11. Happy (Keith)
  12. Sympathy For The Devil
  13. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
  14. Honky Tonk Women
  15. Satisfaction
  16. Mannish Boy (B-stage)
  17. It's Only Rock'n Roll (B-stage)
  18. Brown Sugar (B-stage)
  19. Jumping Jack Flash (Encore)

Idlewild (warmup)  : 7:25pm -  8:05pm       
The Rolling Stones : 8:50pm - 10:45pm

Review by Steven

The stones finally breezed into Scotland last night. Last time they played Glasgow was at the 40,000 capacity Hampden Stadium 13 years ago. My enduring memory of that show was Keith's solo spot where he announced he had hurt his finger. "But what the fuck" he mumbled nonchantly. Subsequent shows were resheduled. No such problems tonight. The band were terrific. We entered the arena armed with lager and bacardi breezers and took our place in the seating section - right in the middle, 3 rows from the front. The riff that introduced Street Fighting Man was awesome. Keith was roaming the stage pulling all the shapes you hope for. Start me up sustained the tempo. The crowd were loving it. There were several highlights - Rocks off and Cant you hear me knocking spring to mind. Keith sang The nearness of you and Happy. The former was just gorgeous, beautifully soulful. Best moment of the show was during the band intros. When Bobby Keys was introduced, Keith ran the whole way across the stage to put his arms round him. Touching moment between 2 former junkie buddies. Brown Sugar on the small stage also springs to mind. Last time I saw the stones was at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. That night Mick told the crowd "Lets hear this all the way back to Glasgow" and everyone cheered. Last night he said "this is so loud they will hear it in Edinburgh" and everyone booed. Oh well, sibling rivarly between cities!

Review by John MacIver

On the night everything came together just right. Band, roadies, sound crew and crowd. Sound was superb except for maybe losing the guitars a bit on mix for Bitch (horn section overtook what should be a sharp guitar). Even the B stage came across fine. The momentum of the gig carried thru' until 'Can't you hear me knocking'. Don't get me wrong it was executed to perfection and I loved it but the problem is that casual/mainstream fans generally are only acquainted with the singles/hits so for them it may have seemed a bit drawn out. Strangely enough one of my least favourite songs 'You got me rocking' really got things going and I have re-evaluated this as a live number. A great performance.

Review by David Paterson

My No.3 show of the tour (the others - LAS VEGAS MGM 30th NOV 02 & AHOY ROTTERDAM 14th AUG 03). What a wonderful experience to see the Stones back in Glasgow . An incredible show rocked the SECC last night - For once in this notorious / infamous arena for poor acoustics the sound was excellent ie much louder than Vegas or Rotterdam. A brilliant Stones audience were there all the way form SF Man thru to JJ Flash. How can things get any better ? Play Paint it Black in Glasgow tomoroow night !!!

News links

Thanks to Iris N´┐Żlle-Hornkamp and Joelle Bonnet for news links!

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