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Posted by Fleabit Peanut Monkey on May 13, 1999 at 23:48:31:
Now that the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, I've been reflecting on what
we saw on the No Security tour. In many ways, this was the best tour the Stones have ever
done. There were certainly a fair number of dreams come true afforded us this spring. As
someone else said a while ago, if somebody had told us even last year that the Stones
would be back in '99 to play arenas, we would all have thought it highly unlikely. And
once the tour started, even though many of us bitched about the warhorses, just stop and
think about what we were privileged to witness! Some Girls...the raggedy glory of Rt.
66...the incredible version of Paint It Black....Keith doing You Got The Silver...I Got
The Blues....Moonlight Mile.....and of course, Midnight Rambler on the B-stage! THAT'S the
thing I still can't get over. At MSG in January 98, when Keith started playing "I
Just Want To Make Love To You" (another moment I will take to my grave), I literally
had to sit down-- because I thought he was starting Midnight Rambler. Afterwards, I
thought, NAW, that would be TOO MUCH - Midnight Rambler on the B-stage? Get real! It would
So anyway, besides taking this opportunity to give thanks for what may well have been their greatest tour ever, my question is -- what was your favorite part of the No Security tour? I don't mean this as a poll so much as a chance to kick around some positive thoughts, and to put things in perspective.
And Keno, how about a poll of which tour was their best? I'd be very interested to see the results!
I vote for No Security.