BARCELONA – Legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones gave a spirited concert at the Olympic Stadium of Barcelona on Wednesday for an audience of about 50,000 fans, in what was part of their current concert performances dubbed “No Filter Tour.”
The audience, some of whom travelled from far away to the only concert in Spain of this tour, entered the Stadium with racing heartbeat, hoping to experience the gods of rock music live.
Neither the band’s front man, 74-year-old Mick Jagger, nor the iconic, living-history rock band itself failed to move the crowd, as they put on a show that proved that rock ’n’ roll music was undoubtedly still running through their veins.
The group energetically kicked off the performance with “Sympathy for the Devil,” and then followed with a myriad of their greatest hits such as “It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll (But I Like It), “Under My Thumb,” “Paint It Black,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “You,” “Start Me Up,” “Brown Sugar” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”
A very big applause was also given to the Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards, who stepped to the front to sing “Happy,” and also to Ronnie Wood, who was presented by Jagger as “our cultural delegate in Barcelona,” the city where Wood has a house and where he spends a large part of his time.
The Stones culminated the night with “Gimme Shelter” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” which gave those present goosebumps.