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The Rolling Stones
KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, USA
Sunday, October 30, 2005

The set list

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

Review by John Blair

Had a second row ticket to tonight's show. It was my seventh Stones concert and definitely the best. The energy level that these guys play on is so amazing. From the opening licks of Start Me Up to the JJ Flash encore, they never let up. The crowd was very enthusiastic and on their feet for most of the concert. She's So Cold sounded particularly awesome as did Bitch and Get Off of My Cloud. The newer material to include Oh No Not You Again, Rough Justice, Rain Fall Down and even Out of Control were well received. Keith sounded great with his songs Infamy and The Worst. Can't wait to see them again! Soon...

Review by Michael Sold

Tonite we got a change from Calgary. First of all the sound was crystal clear better than Calgary. Audience was wild, but nothing to the real Canucks. Anyway we got Start me UP and then surprisingly SHATTERED. Wonderful version, really good. Then we got a lovely Ruby Tuesday Besides we got Bitch. Oh no not you again on the main stage was very good. Small stage went to Rough Justice, but the rest remained the same. Jagger was in very good mood and the guitars loud and clear. Rain Fell Down seems to substitute Back to my hand. Out of Control was very wild and wonderful played. It seems that the slide musical changes of the old songs does good to the whole set. Encore went to You can't always get what you want to Jumping Jack Flash.Next stop Portland. And mind those dreamers of yesterday. It's 2005 and I tell this is still rocking.

Review by Jim Wall, Vancouver, Canada

Another awesome concert from the best ever rockers. From the Calgary show two nights before, they subbed Wild Horses for Ruby Tuesday, which was just excellent. We also got Shattered instead of You Got Me Rockin. We Got Out of Control instead of Paint It Black and Bitch instead of All Down the Line.

Personally, I was delighted to hear Shattered which I have not in ages in concert. It was played "not too fast" like in 81' and under control so it had an excellent groove and sounded great. Ruby Tuesday was just awesome. Bitch was a pretty sloppy. Night Time was just awesome and they kept it going for a good long time between Mick and Lisa. I've heard Paint it Black before, so I was delighted with Out of Control from the Bridges album and I love that song. It was amazing and funky with the horn section. Rain Fall Down was also great but a little sloppy.

Best Songs of the night (in order): Get Off Of My Cloud - from the B stage and place just went nuts, as did Jagger. Underwear, flowers and other stuff flying onstage. Hony Tonk Women - rocked the whole house and Mick nearly missed his ride back to the main stage. Oh No Not You Again - wicked drums by Charlie and solo by Keith. Shattered - Outstanding groove and lyrics masterfully delivered. Night Time Is Right Time - Jagger spinning around in a spastic fit in the middle of the entire rink on his own, like a star. Out Of Control - fabulous special effects made the song ever so spooky and warm at the same time.

The best part of the show in overall review was that they stripped down many of the gimmicks, really tightened up the playing and singing, so you got a great raw act from them which had a very personal and sincere delivery that seemed to be a very intimate evening, not too theatrical. It was a great was to see the band function as a whole unit and they were on the ball, playing with a lot of energy and gusto, and having a great time again. Keith's two songs were absolutely hilarious. Before the Worst, Richards was puffing a cigarette and blowing smoke ings, leaning on the mike like a prophet, before flicking his cigarette across the stage at a stage hand.

Warm Up act was Motley Crue, which played well, despite using f bomb after f bomb for no apparent reason to a relatively older-aged crowd. I love the line from their lead singer, "I can't tell you how F***ing awesome it is to be up here performing for the F***ing Rolling Stones! Tacky. It is interesting to watch Tommy Lee as he is quite a good drummer, but I'm always amused at how much attention he needs with spinning drumsets, oversized drum sets, and other gimmicks. He's a bleeping drummer! That's it. They did featured practically nude women onstage blowing fire, and a midget on a tricycle.

Our seats were pretty good. Could have been better, but I shouldn't complain. We had an excellent view from row 20 on the side and when they were on the B stage we were very very close. Sound was quite good, and became excellent by mid-show. Key Arena is an excellent concert venue and also serves a full array of micro brews, a full assortment of Washington wines, coolers, etc. No problems at the door and all glass around the rink makes it a warm place to be on a rainy night, which it was.

All in all the show was just excellent. 9/10.

Review by Trevor Kafoury

This was my third show of the Bigger Bang Tour and 17th Stones show overall. Hard to imagine a show better than Sunday. Say what you want about Motley Crue, but they got the crowd going and the Stones fed off the energy. My advice for the Portland show is bring ear plugs! Motley Crue was as loud as any band I have heard.

The most refreshing thing about the show was finally getting rid of You Got Me Rockin' from the set list. It is one of the few songs I am tired of hearing. From Start Me Up to Jumping Jack Flash, the band performed with an incredible amount of energy. They seem to thrive in the smaller arenas and do not get as lost as they do in the Stadium shows.

The highlights for me were Ruby Tuesday, Rain Fall Down, and Get Off My Cloud. The "B" stage was so intimate and they allowed people to get pretty close to the stage. Get Off My Cloud was a crowd pleaser and the whole arena sang along during the chorus. Out of Control was great, but seemed to work better in a stadium. Mick has a bigger stage to work with and more of a chance to get the whole crowd involved.

Looking forward to Portland on Tuesday...

Review by Kim Gulledge, Ukiah, California

What an awesome event!!! Rain fell down with Mick playing guitar, Night Time w/Lisa was awesome!!. Sympathly for the devil is always a fav, & God love Keith & his singing!! Ronnie just ROCKED as usual, and Charley did his thing as only he could, with a one of a kind expression!! Can't wait for San Francisco 11/15!!!

Review by Jim May, Auburn, WA

I've seen them 7 times now and this was by far the BEST!!!! 5 rows from the front on Ronnies side it was FANTASTIC..... The best song was by far "The Night Time Is The Right Time" watching them perform this was jaw dropping and what us diehards live for... Mick was in fine form along with Keith...both were very much enjoying the whole crowd and both seemed to play more for the left side than the right.. Lucky me i was on the left...Just another incredible show from the worlds Greatest Rock n Roll Band,,,Thanks Guys...Jim

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