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Name: Out Of His Head
Subject: 10 people away at the Forum-my review.
Date: Thursday, March 09, 2006
Time: 8:16:59 PM
Remote Address: 188.8.131.52
Message ID: 185834
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Thread ID: 185834
Yeah, the Forum on Monday...Where to start, where to end?
saw the Stadium show in Anaheim, both Hollywood bowl shows, saw the movie thing, and now the Forum. A few thousand dollars later, I'm thinking this has been the best 6 months of my life.
OK so I'll start with the highlights of my evening. I hooked up with a buddy, I used to work with and we rolled a couple joints, smuggled in a bottle of Jack, and for the first time in years, did a good size line (with much reluctance). I was so incredibly excited by the time we got to our seats, they were amazing. Against the rail on the lower level, right in front of the fucking b-stage, in a relatively small forum (my favorite kind venue for them).
Queens of the stone whatever did the worst opening performance I have ever heard, they even brought out one of the ZZ Top guys for a song. He played blues with a quiet amp, they played...I don't even know what kind of music you call it, but it sucked, and didn't mix well. Thank god I was fucked up in the best possible way about to see god (keith), and Mick is like better than any year I can think of going back to 63!
OK first big surprise after it really set in how close I was (I had similarly good sites at the Bowl), was "Sway". I wen totally apeshit, Sticky was always my favorite album. In my more troubled days, Sway was my, well getting really high song. That was an experience. It never ceases to amaze me how well Ronnie can play Mick T's material but in a less elegant, more dirty stonesy way. Yeah, ROnnie is every bit the god Mick T is regarded as.
Worried About You...yeah Mick has NEVER sounded better, period. Same with Night Time at the bowl.
Far Away Eyes, in my druggie days Sticky was my bag, then it was Exile, now it's Some Girls, and that's one of my fav's never thought I would be treated to it live, sam ewith LIV and my old namesake dead flowers. Again, Ronnie is a god on the slide.
OK now the B-stage, MISS YOU, RJ, and Respectable. 3 of my absolute fav's, and I counted... I was 10 people away from the band. 10 people. I've never been that close to anyone but Dylan. I actually made fucking eye contact with Mick Jagger, twice (first song and 3rd song). I was watching a collection of performances the night before of '64 and I started with London Years, Englans Newest, RS Now...I grew up with them album by album starting when I was 17, I'm now 28. I don't know how to put in words, what that was like. Needless to say, I was falling over the railing screaming with my hands in the air. I've never had an experience like that before at a concert. It was exhilirating.
Great Midnight Rambler, another fav. Good Sympathy and everything else, but I was in a daze by the end, in fact my post b-stage memory is pretty fuzzy. I couldn't post for the past few days because my job is never ending, and I've not had time to really sit down and come to the full realization of what an experience this was.
Only thing that could've been improved was if they did Paint It Black. This tour is so hardcore on that one, it's like Metallica doing it.
I want to share this with all younger fans, if you have na opportunity to see them this tour, whatever the cost, whatever you have to do hell knock over a liquor store, just get there and spend every penny. If I had it to do over I would've dropped 10K to get closer on the bowl shows and I was already in kickass seats.
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