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The Rolling Stones Don Valley Stadium Sheffield August 27th 2006

The Rolling Stones Don Valley Stadium Sheffield August 27th 2006
A Bigger Bang Tour
This was David’s first Stones experience. We had tickets on the pitch pretty near the stage. It was the second time I’d seen the Stones in Don Valley, and my 9th Stones concert experience. Support came from Paolo Nutini, who put in a respectable performance. He had just released the single New Shoes which I remember him singing. This was The Bigger Bang tout. I’d bought the new Bigger Bang album, and had played it a few times; there are a few OK tracks on the album, but overall nothing startling. The set up was as usual with am impressive stage set up and a B stage in the middle pitch. This time there was the added attraction for some, of being able to have a seat on the stage, looking down over the band. ¬†Ticket prices for the seats above the stage were exorbitant, as were all seats. We paid the princely sum of ¬£150 a ticket for good seats on the pitch, plus I paid fan club membership for the privelege of being able to buy such good seats in a presale. Still it was worth it to be quite close up to the band. The Stones played great that night; however towars the end of the show it started pouring down with rain, which truly and literally put a damper on the occassion. The set was standard Stones, no big surprises. It was good to hear Lets Spend the Night Together, which was a favourite of mine at the time. Setlist: Jumpin’ Jack Flash; Start Me Up; She’s So Cold; Let’s Spend the Night Together; Sway; Streets Of Love; Bitch; It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It); Tumbling Dice; Slipping Away; Before They Make Me Run. B-Stage: Miss You; Rough Justice; Get Off Of My Cloud; Honky Tonk Women; Sympathy for the Devil; Brown Sugar. Encore: You Can’t Always Get What You Want; (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction