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The Rolling Stones
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Friday, October 28, 2005

The set list

  1. Start Me Up
  2. You Got Me Rocking
  3. She's So Cold
  4. Tumbling Dice
  5. Rough Justice
  6. Wild Horses
  7. Rain Fall Down
  8. All Down The Line
  9. Night Time Is The Right Time
    --- Introductions
  10. The Worst (Keith)
  11. Infamy (Keith)
  12. Miss You (to B-stage)
  13. Oh No Not You Again (B-stage)
  14. Get Off Of My Cloud (B-stage)
  15. Honky Tonk Women (from B-stage)
  16. Sympathy For The Devil
  17. Paint It Black
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Jumping Jack Flash
  20. You Can't Always Get What You Want (encore)
  21. Satisfaction (encore)

Review by Michael Sold

Ok it was our first show and it was amazing from Start me up to Satisfaction. They know how to please the fans. The show was fantastic. 7th row gave us a very good view and though we are quite small we saw very good. B stage was phenominal coming and going. Mick walked out a couple of times.

What can you say? Awesome again. There just to many people out there in most forums who want back the times they even haven't lived in. So stop dreaming the past get ready for this bigger bang adventure it's a bang.

For Albertas country wild horses was nice to hear. The songs are done a bit differently than during Licks Tour. Especially Sympathy is very different. Rain Fell Down was fantastic. Actually all new songs and of course even Tumbling Dice which I would rather seeing skipped was fresh. The support act would have been good, but was much to loud.

Review by Alex Snell, Winnipeg, MB. Canada

Well, for someone who went to the HUGE Molson Rocks for Toronto show back in '03, and seen them in Stadium show twice, this show was by far, the most intimate, loud, and enthusiastic I've ever seen the Stones.

I drove out to Calgary to see this show after being lucky enough to get tickets while in Winnipeg. I knew that it was going to be something to remember and it was.

After a full week of relaxation in Lake Louise, they took the stage right at 9pm fresh, and ready to go. Mick was in top form struttin' around the stage doing all the moves he's ever done through his entire career while Keith was doing what he's done his entire career: Ripping out some amazing guitar riffs, and smokin'. Ronnie wood still plays an amazing slide guitar and at some points sounded JUST liked Mick Taylor in the 70's. Charlie Watts: well, what can you say about him really. He is just amazing and always has been even if he's gone through a rough time during the last year with cancer treatments.

Everyone was in great form last night and managed to surprise the crowd with a rockin' version of "Get Off My Cloud" on the center stage. As mentioned in the above review, it was a real shocker to see the entire middle section of the stage lift, and move into the center of the arena. It was just amazing.

I did notice that Brown Sugar was cut a bit short by accident. Mick had just ran the front of the stage to do another " Yeah, Yeah, Yeah....Woooooooo", when the band ended the song!! Mick quickly looked at Keith and ran back in front of Charlie to make it seem as if he knew it was supposed to end.

They had a quick minute or two wait until they came out to do an Encore but, "You can't Always Get What You Want" & Satisfaction was just what the crowd needed to leave feeling completely satisfied. I know that I did but, as always, I still want more. 10/10

Review by Marcus Davies

This was our second Stones concert - the first being the SARS show (for 450,000 people) in Toronto. As you can imagine, it's difficult to compare that to an intimate show for 14,000 this time.

What can be said about the Stones on this tour except that they have returned to their very best form to give the world an amazing tutorial in how Rock 'n Roll should be done. There is no question that the strength of their new material ensures that there are no lags in their two hour show.

One highlight (of the VERY many) was the fact they brought out Wild Horses for Calgary, given that it is a western city with a ranching history. Mick even commented that he had "heard Calgary is a town that likes western music so we're going to play a western number".

We took our 15-year-old son who plays guitar and holds up Keith as his idol. There was plenty of Keith on this night and our son didn't sit down from the first chord of Start Me Up until they turned on the lights.

As all the reviews and comments in Calgary indicated, the Stones conquered the city and proved that they still are the heart of rock n' roll.

Review by Dave Wright

I've seen practically everyone there is to see (Pink Floyd x3, The Who x5, Aerosmith x3, Kiss x3, The Kinks, Genesis x5 and The Stones X 4) over my 30 year concert addiction, but this Calgary Show was "The Best Show" I've seen. With a week off and a retreat in the mountains... (that's why we live so close to them), The Stones showed an incredible amount of energy for some 60 year old guys! A great show doesn't have to be smoke & mirrors or drug induced to enjoy, but the sound has to be amazing and the air has to smell of adrenaline and it did! I was in the second tier and did not sit down once! I cant say that for some of the other people who appeared either memorized with the show or just plain lazy! If I were a Lottery Winner, I would become a touring junkie until Christmas down in the US as they continue their Southwest leg of the tour.

Thank you for such a great website to review the shows and I did just that for weeks prior to the Calgary Show. If you ever get the chance to see the Stones in a small venue like a hockey/basketball arena in your home town, DO IT!! NO REGRETS HERE!!

Dave Wright - Stones Junkie since 1975

Review by Ramona Beatty

Ronnie Wood checked into the Chateau Lake Louise the day after they played in Charlotte. A sign of things to come as Ronnie said they had some time off and just wanted to chill. Good for Calgarians waiting to see the Stones. I saw them in �95 and �97 in a stadium setting. The small venue at the Pengrowth Saddlehome to see the Rolling Stones was superb. And, it looked like Ronnie was really having a good time playing to the crowd. This band is so good, they�re scary, especially Keith ! The way he plays guitar is mesmerizing; you want to witness every lick, every gesture. This show had a large variation of ages. Very cool to see the Calgary crowd having that much fun at a show with the holy grail of rock and roll. I hope the Stones had fun playing in Calgary and relaxing in the mountains. The people of Calgary had one hell of a good time ! A Rock Show for the Ages.

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