The Rolling Stones are performing the third show in Argentina during the 2016 tour. We are preparing the evening with a meal at Cafe La Barra on Cordoba 484. A large Banana Split will take care of the energy level for a while. Then our favorite taxi driver is waiting at 4pm outside our hotel. I managed to read 10 minutes in the user guide of my camera, for the first time, and will try a manual setting, hoping the B-stage photos will work this time. We are at La Plata at 5:30 and inside the venue within half an hour. Staying close up at the B-stage is hard work but we stay there from “Happy” and until the end of the show. “Miss You” with Mick, Ronnie and Keith close up was one highlight, another was Mick and Sasha during “Gimme Shelter”.
The Rolling Stones official poster for the 2nd show in Buenos Aires Feb 10 is inspired by the colours and the feel of Caminito La Boca. It is a colourful area. I wanted to go there, and made plans for visiting some well known places on my way. It was a great walk, and like always walking a city is much metter than hopping on a tourist trip with a bus. This is the story of my way from Cordoba via San Telmo to Caminito La Boca.
First on the list in Buenos Aires after show number one Sunday was a visit to the 40×5 Tributo Bar. It is a great Stones bar and a must visit for all Stones fans. We went there the day after the show, and met fans and friends. Every picture is telling a story, and this is a bar you must visit. A separate “Mick Jagger” wall, with Mick theme, then one for Keith, a pinball machine, pictures all over, a Keith Richards statue, and Stones fans!
Show number two of three in Argentina. I have been in Buenos Aires since Friday Feb. 5, 2016. It is now Wednesday, and it has been six great days in the city of The Rolling Stones. Some more fans arrive from far away like Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Most of the fans are local, arriving from Buenos Aires or other cities in Argentina. Another sold out show. This time we have booked a taxi from Buenos Aires to La Plata. This is the story of our show and the travel to one of the best ever Rolling Stones shows in Buenos Aires.
We are waiting for a bus to take us to La Plata. It is leaving at 5:30pm on show day, Sunday February 7, 2016, a bit late, but I am optimistic. It is an hour or so driving south of Buenos Aires, and I hope the bus will have it’s own track, so that we do not have any traffic jam or delays. The weather has been great since I arrived into Buenos Aires on Friday, but now, suddely, it has started to rain. While it was +30 decrees C during the past two days, it is still warm. I left my rain ponch at my hotel. Well life is great, and I am an optimist!
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One week with The Rolling Stones in Chile has come to an end. I wish I could stay one more week in Chile! It takes a week, then I fall in love with a city. True. But Santiago de Chile was still great, I loved it. Great weather. Great fans. Goodbye Chile. I will miss you, but… Buenos Aires is next, I have to go!
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The Rolling Stones Latin America Olé Tour 2016 – Tour start in Santiago de Chile. It is a packed stadium of some 55,000 fans. I am lucky to be part of the tour start. Finally the tour is on!
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This is the story behind the IORR report about The Rolling Stones Photo session and rehearsals at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago de Chile, Chile, Monday February 1, 2016. May be it sounds easy and random, but to be honest, there is very little I do by random on Stones tours, and especially not just before tour start, on a day when I expect The Rolling Stones to be doing soundcheck and rehearsals at the stadium…
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Valparaiso is an amazing city in Chile. If you have an extra day in Chile then it is a must to visit. One reason is because it is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage City – of great cultural value to the world. Secondly because it is a unique city, many people, sitting by the coast of Chile.
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The Rolling Stones Latin America Olé Tour 2016 is opening Wednesday February 3 at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago de Chile, Chile. It is always great to arrive a few days early for the tour start. There might be rehearsals, soundcheck at the venue, and you get to meet local fans as well as friends and fans on travel. Santiago de Chile is a large city, and a beautiful one. You just have to walk the city and enjoy it.