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Rolling Stones -Dripping Away In Bangalore dvd


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Live in India on the 4th of April 2003 recorded by Indian S-Max TV. The anticipation and excitement about seeing the Stones live had been building up as soon as it was announced that they would be rolling into India on their Asia leg of the world tour. A Stones diehard could not hope to hear better news. Made it a point to get to the concert venue really early, as I wanted to be as close to the stage as possible. The show was to supposed to get started around 7:00 pm, so I thought 3:00 pm was a good time to reach the venue. But it was a rather un-Indian thing to do to get in so early as the crowd consisted mainly of westerners at that time. I was wondering whether many people would turn up as the Stones are not really well known and are not on the favourites list of a typical college student here. Pleasantly surprised to see the venue getting packed to capacity by around 7:00. There were no opening acts tonight and the show would begin at 7:30, the cameraman in front of the stage informed us. The low booming sound around 7:40 pm let us know that the show was about to kick off. The swarms of cameramen milling about in front of the stage were causing a lot of annoyance. I thought they would be there till the end spoiling it for us fans. The dusty Bangalore Palace Grounds was broken into 3 zones, based on ticket price. The most expensive 1500 rupee section had the longest line well before the 5:45pm gate opening. The reported 16-hour setup period for the stage apparently was not long enough, because the crew were focusing pin spotlights and testing smoke well after the crowd was let in. The show started about 40 minutes late. The band had some trouble getting started with the music, too. At times, Micks mike didnt seem to be working (either that or he forgot the lyrics). Photographers crowded the foot of the stage for two songs. If you see newspaper photos of the Bangalore audience giving the middle finger, thats why. And Keith’s famous opening guitar licks weren’t as crisp as they have been. I heard the same songs 5 years ago in Osaka Dome, and that time I left thinking, Yeah, these guys can still play. But this time, it seemed like Keith had some trouble waking up. Although I am a big fan, it took me a while to recognize some songs. Rain started sprinkling shortly after the show began. A pause after a couple of songs and Mick greeted people in Hindi, which was received with a huge roar of approval by the crowd. Mick said that he would sing something romantic for a change and went on to Angie, beautifully done. Fittingly, the downpour really began during You Cant Always Get What You Want. Keith and Mick really won the audience over when they stepped out into the rain from time to time. Keith even took his guitar out onto the side stage. Ronnie started sliding around and enjoying the whole experience with the enthusiasm of a little boy enjoying the first summer shower. The rain added to the energy of the crowd, and actually improved the show, according to many of the people around me. The two cameramen on the foot of the stage really deserve our sympathy – later in the show, huge sheets of water dumped off the roof of the stage. The cameramen looked like they were filming a documentary on waterfalls. Fittingly, Keith introduced Slipping Away as Dripping Away. This was a monsoon like rain and the band seemed to rush so that the audience could get out of the rain and go home. Mick even commented on that. (They did their encore almost right away). The audience really responded to the Indian-style bows that each member took. When Keith said, I really LIKE India, it seemed to be a genuine sentiment. Most Bangaloreans came out just to see the spectacle, and didn’t know much about the band (Bryan Adams is a much bigger star here, if that gives you an idea). The computer-controlled lights and the animation were well received. But the blow-up girls were gone, either because of the rain or the fiasco in Singapore. And the confetti and fireworks were sort of smothered by the wind and rain. All in all, fans from Europe were happy to see the band from up close, at give-away prices. And the locals had fun dancing in the rain.

Track list:
1. Opening
2. Brown Sugar
3. It’s Only Rock’n Roll
4. Don’t Stop
5. Angie
6. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
7. Bitch
8. Tumbling Dice
9. Band Introductions
10. Slipping Away
11. Before They Make Me Run
12. Sympathy For The Devil
13. Midnight Rambler
14. Gimme Shelter
15. Honky Tonk Woman
16. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
17. Jumping Jack Flash

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