Monday, October 29, 2012

The Rolling Stones @ Théatre Mogador, Paris Oct 29 2012

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THE ROLLING STONES @ Théatre Mogador for Carmignac Gestion
Paris Oct 29 2012

"Il faut rendre à César ce qui appartient à César... 

Merci à Miss T&A pour les invits & ses amis gestionnaires.

  1. It's only Rock N Roll
  2. All Down The Line
  3. You Got Me Rocking
  4. Tumbling Dice
  5. Miss You
  6. You Cant Always Get What You Want
  7. Doom And Gloom
  8. Midnight Rambler
  9. Start Me Up
  10. Honky Tonk Women
  11. Jumping Jack Flash
  12. Brown Sugar 
The theatre was full tonight (all 3 levels) with numbered seat downstairs for vips and 1st balcony then unreserved for the rest.So I guess it was sold-out in this 1600 capacity theatre. Not sure if there was anyone on the top balcony, Haven't checked.
Security was tight, to get in and during the show, impossible to take pics , except for our photographer Patrice Guino, but he's the Man.
The band is on top form starting with it's only Rock'n Roll, no one seems to know the next song "all down the line" from where we were but downstairs down the front it was rocking with musicians from Americano-French band Moriarty, they could easily get tix for tonight as the bass player in the band is the son of M Carmignac who introduced the band on stage.
During "Miss you" Mick Jagger had a few problems with his ear'monitor and had it fixed by a roadie on the side of the stage: he was furious. so we had an extra guitar solo by Ronnie and of course a groovy bass solo by Darryl.
Once again Mick pushed Ronnie several times on the front of the stage.
Keith Richards ' playing is kept to a minimum which is very worrying.Ronnie is now holding the house together taking all the lead.
Bernard Fowler is back with the Stones (He rehearsed with them for the first time one day after the Trabendo on Oct 26, setlist below for the completists). -Now that I think of it I'm pretty sure that I saw Bernard backstage @ Trabendo-
Jagger is playing guitar on "Doom & Gloom".

The not so funny bit was when Mick Jagger talked about a letter M Carmignac sent to French President François Hollande (probably complaining about taxing the rich a bit more ) and Mick laughed with all those bankers saying that "he never read (or heard of any of ) Hollande's reply".
As soon as the name of Hollande was heard everybody booeed.
He also asked if Hollande has been invited to the gig ! With the audience laughing !
It really shows what a cunt Mick Jagger has become : a rich laughing with the rich
No surprise that's he's charging his fans so much for London & Newark, disrespectful for the working class who have bought and are buying his records. What a fucking shame !
The biggest Rock'n Roll band playing & laughing with bankers and brokers !!! so sad !

Anyway enough of politics it was a great show !!! Glad we could make it.
75-80 min set (?)

Article about the concert (in French), article about M Carmignac

Check our previous posts on the Stones 
Rehearsals  (with Setlist)  of Oct 23 is HERE
Rehearsals  (with Setlist)  of Oct 22 is HERE
Rehearsals  (with Setlist)  of Oct 15 is HERE
Rehearsals (with setlist)  of Oct 16 is HERE
" I wanna be your man" audio from rehearsals is HERE
 Rehearsals  (with Setlist)  of Oct 11 & 12

Rehearsals setlist for Oct 26:
First rehearsals with Bernard Fowler
Tumbling Dice (with Bernard singing lead vocals, Mick wasn't there yet)
She's so Cold
Let It Bleed
Wild Horses
Time Is On My Side
You Got Me Rocking
Beast of Burden
Paint it Black
If you can't Rock Me
Miss You
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay