It's Only Rock'n Roll
Show start : 9:05pm Show finish : 11:05pm
IORR info: The stage used for this show was the same stage design as used in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
we all stood up and started jumping, they came out and started playing Jumping Jack Flash right away! it was beautiful all the fireworks and the sounds, it was amazing. and then after a while when we thought it couldnt get any better.... the stage started moving towards us! it was amazing, Sir Mick was wearing a yellow leather jacket if i do recall right and i was so happy i could have died! when they said goodbye for the first time i couldnt belive it, i wanted to cry! i didn't hear 2 of the many many hit songs they had and 2 personal favorites.(satisfaction and you cant allways get what you want). Then with a whole lot of lights flashing they came out, they did you cant allways get what you want first and then finished it all up with satisfaction which drove me and my friends wild.
I hope this helps somehow! to sum it all up it was the best concert to ever ever ever come to Mexico... loved it and would love to have them come again!
The meeting started at 7:00 p.m with Fobia, a rock-pop band who was very famous in the late 80´s, as the opening act. The night was very cold and in a few minutes El Foro was full.We were singing Mexico, Mexico, Mexico over and over again and we were doing La Ola also.Little by little the cold night was disappearing.
Suddenly,the lights turned off and there´s Keith and his JJF riff.Then IORR and the crowd went nuts! singing Only rock and roll...Then Mick did a pause and said in spanish, hace 8 años estuvimos aqui,los extrañamos mucho (8 years ago we were here we missed you a lot)You got me Rocking was shocking and Ronnie´s slide was on fire. Oh no,Not you again was nice with Mick changing the chorus lines.In Tumbling dice the guys just kicked ass on this one,amazing.
After five songs the Stones did a slow one,Angie was the winner of the night.In Mexico the two most Known Stones songs are Angie and Satisfaction so you can imagine that moment in the show.I would prefer Wild Horses instead of Angie but it was OK.Before Rain Fall Down Mick said está chido aqui´!!!(here´s cool!!!,a phrase that mexicans used to say very often),for me Rain Fall Down is the best song of the new album and live is too much better,Darryl did a great bass solo on this one.Then Midnight Rambler,Keith show us on this that he is the Riff Master of Rock and Roll,Mick was dancing all over the stage and his harp was so strong and powerful.
Lisa and Keith were awesome in Gimme Shelter.Mick did all the introductions in spanish and Charle was called El Niño del Tambor (The Boy of the Drums)Then Keith´s numbers,This Place is Empty was weak but in Happy things changed,Ronnie is always great in this song.On Miss You we were singing the wo woo woo wo part while the B-stage was moving forward.Another great and funny moment was Mick saying aquí hay muchas chicas guapas...y también hay chicos guapos (here are a lot of handsome girls...and a lot of handsome boys too) Rough Justice,Get off of my Cloud and Honky Tonk Women turned on the crowd but was the hard rock version of Sympathy for the Devil which made El Foro blows up!!!!! On Start me Up Mick forgot the kick on the starter part but nobody cares.Brown Sugar,YCAGWYW and Satisfaction closed brilliantly a lovely and unreal night...the band was on stage and it was one of those nights.
Highlights of the show: You Got me Rocking,Tumbling Dice,Angie,Rain Fall Down,Midnight Rambler,Miss You,Sympathy for the Devil and Satisfaction.
Mexico will receive in the next months groups like Oasis,Motley Crue and Depeche Mode but now the Stones are the reference point to listen and see the show of those bands.And sorry U2 but as ACDC say It´s a long way to the top. Now Monterrey is waiting...see you.
Con un show que duro poco mas de dos horas, los Stones dieron muestra de una energía y vitalidad, que ya quisieran muchos grupos de rock actuales...es impresionante ver a 4 tipos que rebasan los 60 años de edad, tocando y haciendo vibrar a mas de 60 mil personas...como sólo ellos pueden hacerlo.
El show, como nos tienen acostumbrados los Stones, fué tan espectacular e impresionante como los de las giras pasadas (los he visto desde el Voodoo Lounge, Bridges to Babylon y Live Licks), plagados de clasicos, y con 3 dardos del A Bigger Bang, que sonaron tan bien o mejor que en el CD.
Lo mas brillante del show, para mis gusto, fué el inicio con JJF, Midnight Rambler, Gimme Shelter, Start me up, y por su puesto Satisfaction....Una grata sorpresa fué escuchar Get off of my cloud (jamas escuchada en vívo por mi)...
Al final..la ya clásica pirotecnia Stone, iluminó el foro sol, y dejó totalmente satisfechos a todos los asistentes...mientras la banda se retiraba del lugar...
DIOS bendiga a los Stones....y gracias por haber hecho posible nuevamente el sueño de sus fans Mexicanos.....Nos vemos en Monterrey
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