Updated: Jun 16, 2018
Amsterdam, our third show on this tour. We know the drill by now. At least that's what we thought, nope they changed the whole process to get into the pit. So with some difficulties we managed to get into Ronnie pit before the support act came on.
The support act for Amsterdam was 'De Staat', actually not really my style, so a rather annoying wait for the Rolling Stones to hit the stage. They started the show with the three familiar songs, so no surprises here, but the band seemed in good form tonight. Then on with the 'Blue and Lonesome'-part. It seems so become a habit, Keith handing Mick his harmonica, but it's a nice touch!
“Then they played 'You got me rocking.' You love it or you hate it, but it was a solid version of the song.”
'Shine a light' won the songvote. I absolutely loved it. Such a nice song, different, but what an amazing atmosphere in the Arena. He's my favourite so I might be a bit prejudiced. I have to mention it though, what a great solo Ronnie played on this song! On with 'You can't always get what you want', 'Paint it black' and 'Honky tonk women.' The band is all smiles and enjoy themselves on stage.
Second half of the show
Band introductions followed by Keith's set. First 'Happy', which is always successful with the audience and then 'Slipping away.' This version blew me away, so full of emotion. From the pit you could clearly see, Keith had tears in his eyes while singing.
Now on with the usual warhorses. Especially 'Midnight Rambler' and 'Brown sugar' stood out. Nice jamming, full of energy! 'Street fighting man' deserves a mention too. I love this song and the theme is still relevant so this gives it an extra dimension. They ended the show with 'Satisfaction' and that's what we got indeed. Great show! Best of the tour for me up till now.