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Thread: OT: Are the Stones just another tribute band these days

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    Ultra King Weird Darren's Avatar
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    Saw them last night (good band live, not great, there are better), but you could of written the set list bar 1 or 2 songs.

    So as the title thread says, have the Stones just become a very good tribute band, all be it a very expensive and much much better stageshow?

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    So Darren you have contributed to Mick Jaggers retirement fund, if he ever decides to go that is.

    I personally think that they went downhill when Mick Taylor left

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    A work mate who also went agrees with my conclusion that they are an expensive tribute band now.

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    How much were the tickets? I half considered going when I saw it wasn't sold out but then decided it would probably cost too much.

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    You could say the same about *any* band who had been around for the last 150 years

    Personally, I think they should have retired ages ago, like in the early 70's, and done us all a favour.

    ;o)



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    Aren't they just a big t-shirt selling operation these days?

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    yes

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    Ultra King Weird Darren's Avatar
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    Matt, my ticket cost me £69

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    £69! And you think holidaying in the UK is expensive !!! ;-)

    That sounds a lot to me, especially if it was only OK.

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    We saw the Stones in 1999 and it was £27.50. The 'Bridges to Babylon' Tour.

    £69 is a hell of a rate of inflation.

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    well at that price I'm glad i didn't give it more than a brief thought that I could have the chance to see such a famous and historical band. Only being 20 myself I've never really had the chance to see them before.
    But £69 is a complete rip off. If other band's can play stadiums and arenas for around 30 quid then why can't the Stones? It just being plain greedy, and I doubt that they really need the money.

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    Ultra King Weird Darren's Avatar
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    according to the beeb and some papers some of the tickets were £195!!!

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    An interesting and provocative question, not least to drop in the midst of an outdoors forum! Climbing, rocks, rock and roll link perhaps?
    I sdecided I'd seen as good as it was going to reasonably get when on their Bridges to Bablyon tour, but really they were actually better when I saw them previously on the Steel Wheels tour. As it is, seeing them so late on I feel I really missed out, but when one reviews their 1970s gigs with their poor sound and Keith going missing for like a day at a time and all that, then it isn't so bad after all.
    Now, can you realistically compare a bunch of funky rocky (multi millionaire) pensioners to the hungry enthusiastic youths of the 1960s? I doubt it. Would you want them to be doing the same thing? I doubt that too. I just don't think they've evolved too well in the live environment, that's all.
    I'm also a Bowie fan and I can say in contrast to the Stones he is consistently great on tour and still releases very good albums.
    The Stones' latest album I only recently picked up and it really does get its hooks into you. I can't say it is a 'return to form' - what 'form' for a band that have gone through so many? I will say it sounds and feels pretty good and there are tracks that stick with you and you end up humming them.
    As regards 'tribute' there was always an element of tribute anyway - how else can you play the blues? It isn't as though white lads from London invented it. It isn't as though they invented Disco either, but they covered that well too.
    As they say 'discuss'.

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