Seeing the Rolling Stones live is the Holy Grail for every rock junkie and we were no exception. For years and years, we got really, really unlucky and couldn’t get the golden ticket. Until one day, the Amsterdam Arena let additional tickets go for the No Filter Tour! Thank you, Amsterdam Arena!

We packed our bags and took a flight to Cannabis City Amsterdam, ready to see Mick, Keith, and their friends! As we got near, watching an ocean of fans ready to flood the venue, we couldn’t help but wonder: what if the band wasn’t as good as before? What if the show was too big, too commercial to be enjoyed? What if our expectations were too high? 

Here come the Rolling Stones

We entered the gigantic arena very tense… That was until the band’s waiting playlist got to our ears. First song: The Hives! We felt right at home.  And then, after a few more songs, Mick Jagger entered the stage, took his mic, and said “Please allow me to introduce myself”. And we completely fell apart.

It took us three long songs to overcome the shock and understand the real, actual Rolling Stones were right in front of us. Mick Jagger was dancing like a freaking teenager, his voice as clear as ever. Keith was smiling to the audience, and playing the blues with some incredible maestria. Ronnie Wood was electric, running and jumping all over the stage. Charlie Watts was, as usual, really calm and his drumming was impeccable. They were accompanied by the amazing Sasha Allen, whose vocals gave us goosebumps, especially during “Gimme Shelter”. 

The Setlist

The Rolling Stones did a fantastic show, mixing bangers like “Start Me Up”, “Paint it Black”, “Jumping Jack Flash”, and “Miss You” with blues classics like “Ride’em on Down” and “Just Your Fool”. During two songs, Mick disappeared, letting Keith take the lead. He beautifully sang “Happy” and “Slipping Away”. The show ended with an epic “Satisfaction”, that stayed in our heads for days. 

Here’s the complete setlist of this great night:

Sympathy for the Devil
It’s Only Rock n’ Roll
Tumbling Dice
Just your Fool
Ride’em on down
You got me Rockin’on
Shine a Light
You can’t always get what you want
Paint it Black
Honky Tonk Women
Slipping Away
Miss You
Midnight Rambler
Street Fighting Man
Start me Up
Brown Sugar
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Gimme Shelter

After all these years, the Rolling Stones still got it and rock like no one else. So if they come nearby, don’t you miss them. And if you do, check the venues for additional tickets. You never know when you might get lucky!

PS: Want some sugar? Go check out the awesome cake this band inspired us.

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