Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Rolling Stones (supported by the Kooks), 29th August 2006 – The Milenium Stadium, Cardiff

I shall ignore the shockingly poor support band in the name of The Kooks. Enough said. 

I would have far rather seen The Stones in 1967 or failing that, in the early seventies, but regardless, it was amazing to see them, such as they are now. They opened with Keith Richards shuffling out of a giant pair of lips to open Jumping Jack Flash, before playing a plethora of songs from across the vast span of their career. Highlights included "Lets Spend the Night Together" and the moveable stage that transported them across the stadium, whilst low points included Keith’s vocal performance during the midway point (cue drinks break). Mick Jagger has to be the fittest man on earth…of that age. By fit of course I mean athletically fit and that isn't in any way a homosexual remark. Got back very late (early the following morning) but it was very much worth it.

I've typically avoided full set lists on this blog, however, I can at least confirm that the following were played:

  • Jumping Jack Flash
  • Paint it Black
  • Let’s Spend the Night Together
  • Midnight Rambler
  • Brown Sugar
  • I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
  • Honky Tonk Woman
  • Start Me Up
  • Sympathy for the Devil

8 out of 10 (the Kooks, Ronnie Wood gurning and Keith Richards vocals all combine to knock off one point. The other point is because it wasn’t 1972.)

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