1998-04-26 – The Rolling Stones


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Wide Mouth Mason Setlist SkyDome, Toronto, ON, Canada 1998

Band: Wide Mouth Mason
Venue: Skydome, Toronto ON
Date: April 26, 1998
Tour: Opening for The Rolling Stones

Members Of The Band:
Shaun Verreault (Lead Vocals and Guitar)
Safwan Javed (Percussion and Backing Vocals)
Earl Pereira (Bass and Backing Vocals)

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The Rolling Stones Setlist SkyDome, Toronto, ON, Canada 1998, Bridges to Babylon

Band: The Rolling Stones
Venue: Skydome, Toronto ON
Date: April 26, 1998
Tour: Bridges To Babylon

Members Of The Band:
Mick Jagger (Vocals, Guitar and Harmonica)
Keith Richards (Guitar and Vocals)
Ronnie Wood (Guitar)
Charlie Watts (Drums)
Darryl Jones (Bass and Vocals)
Chuck Leavell (Keyboards and Vocals)
Bernard Fowler (Backing Vocals)
Lisa Fischer (Backing Vocals)
Blondie Chaplin (Backing Vocals, Percussion and Guitar)
Bobby Keys (Tenor Saxophone)
The New West Horns:
Andy Snitzer (Saxophone)
Michael Davies (Trombone)
Kent Smith (Trumpet)
Leah Wood (Backing Vocals on “Thief In The Night”)
Pierre de Beauport (Electric Piano on “Thief In The Night”)

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Comments: Another show that Rhonda and I just made our way down to on the day of the gig. We figured we’d cough up $120 for a pair of tickets and, if that wasn’t good enough, we’d go out and have a really nice dinner instead. This was 1998 after all. We found one guy with pretty decent seats in the 200 level fairly close to the stage but he wanted $300 for the pair. Face value was $40 a piece. We thank him and moved along. After not having any more luck we were making our way back the way when the self same scalper spotted us again.

“$200 for the pair,” he called, as if doing us the world’s biggest favor.

“No thanks, were good.”

“How much are you willing to give me then?”

I looked at Rhonda and she shrugged.

“$120.”

“Man,” he all but howled, “I can’t do that. I’m a business man.”

I didn’t bother to point out that the business he was involved in was illegal, but what the heck.

“No worries,” I said and turned to leave.

“Hang on, hang on. I can tell that your woman is disappointed not to be going to the show. Will you give me $140?”

I pulled out my wallet and counted out my money.

“Sorry, we only have $135.”

“Fine, fine. That will do. Don’t want to disappoint the little lady.”

And so, Rhonda and I enjoyed an evening of excellent rock ‘n’ roll instead of a good steak. A fair trade, me thinks.

The Rolling Stones live concert in Chorzow, Poland, 14 August 1998

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