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Rolling Stones in Berlin: Mick Jagger teases about BER and celebrates the currywurst – Berlin

For the Rolling Stones, it’s a concert venue with a history: on Wednesday, the British rock band will conclude their European tour to mark the band’s 60th anniversary at Berlin’s Waldbühne.

The Rolling Stones started their concert shortly before eight. The concert is dedicated to Charlie Watts, said Mick Jagger.

That’s why there was a video at the beginning with memories of the drummer who died last summer at the age of eighty.

Mick Jagger speaks almost exclusively German to the audience: “What’s up, Berlin?” He called out to the audience, which had been empty since the first song.

Jagger said he was glad that BER was finally finished, and the airport was a bargain for seven billion euros. What he likes about Berlin: The food! The Stones frontman praised currywurst and Berlin air.

When the Rolling Stones gave a rather short concert at the Waldbühne in 1965, it ended with fans smashing benches…Photo: AFP/INA FASSBENDER
Not only the audience is hot on this summer evening in Berlin. Mick Jagger takes off his jacket during the show.Photo: AFP/INA FASSBENDER

The line in front of the entrance was more than a hundred meters long, people were waiting in the blazing sun. The gates open at around 5 p.m. A few fans have fainted because of the heat.

Stones fans are waiting in the blazing sun at the entrance to the Waldbühne.Photo: Hannes Soltau
It’s hot in the stands of the Waldbühne. Some have umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun.Photo: Hannes Soltau

Stones fans told the Tagesspiegel which songs they absolutely wouldn’t want to do without at the concert in the Waldbühne and what they associate with the band:

The Ghost Hounds, a rock ‘n’ blues group from Pittsburgh, played as the opening act. But they could also come from the GDR, according to a Twitter user: “Ghost Hounds as a support rather solid or, as the old Ossis next to me said, as cool as City, but unfortunately they will stop this year.”

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