31 years after their first show
in Greece, the ROLLING STONES were back again . The most important band of our
planet gave the biggest Rock experience to the 79,400 fans (official number)
that filled the Olympic Stadium. Everybody was there: From 50-year-olds who
were lucky enough to watch the Stones since their early days, to 18-year-olds ,
who - like every generation of teenagers since the 60's- see the Stones as the
most authentic expression of Rock N' Roll.
The Rolling Stones were onstage
at 21:35. As soos as Keith played the first notes from the famous reef of
Satisfaction, the public went crazy. The whole Stadium sang this classic hit
together with Mick Jagger . Whenever Mick talked to the audience or performed
any of his sexy dance moves, the fans' reactions reached a zenith.
As you can see on the Setlist,
the Rolling Stones performed many old hits but also 5 songs from their latest
album, "Bridges To Babylon". The audience seemed ... well prepared,
since most people were singing along with the band, at least the refrains. The
end of "Saint Of Me" was very impressive, with the audience doing the
"Oh Yeah!"s under Mick's supervision.
"She's A Rainbow"
was the Web Choice for Athens. It was a pleasant surprise for me, as I too had
voted for this song.
Lisa gave us excellent
impressions with her vocals on "Gimme Shelter" and also her sexy
onstage appearance. While performing "Miss You", Mick licked her toe,