I always wanted to see The Rolling Stones live. I have often wished I could turn back time and see one of their legendary concerts back in the 70ies. To visit a concert has always been part of my imaginary bucket list. Last September my wish finally came true.
The Rolling Stones have successfully spend more than 50 years in music and definitely are the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world.
On 9 September 2017 they were finally back on stage in Hamburg to kick off their new No Filter tour. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts ( all over 70) performed in front of 82,000 fans in the Stadtpark in Hamburg. I didn’t even question it ones, to go and see them in Hamburg instead of Düsseldorf, because you just can’t beat an open air concert.
The concert was unbelievable. The Stones rocked the whole park, as though they’ve never done anything else and had an energy, you can only believe when seeing it. They surprised us with a whole set of old classics. ‘Paint it Black’, ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Under my Thumb’, ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, and ‘It’s Only Rock And Roll’ are only a few to mention. The Stones reeled off one hit after another and seemed unstoppable.
I loved the whole mood and atmosphere. Some of the fans were already as old as the Stones themselves and have travelled all over the world to see them live. You could hear people talking about legendary concerts back in the 70ies and 80ies and how happy they are to see the Stones again.
The concert was a once-in-a lifetime experience and I’m so happy I got the opportunity to see these tireless and immortal rockstars live.