10/6/99 ShowReviewed by Cristoffer Eriksson
Yes I'm back from Stockholm and my first ever Aerosmith concert!!!!
Toys In The Attic
I'm finally back home again after going by car for 10 hours today and A total time of about 20 hours sitting in the car driving to Stockholm and then back home again. That wasn't very fun but it was worth it 'cause the show was great!!
The Black Crowes were pretty good and they played until 20.30.
At 21.05 the place went dark again, the curtains came down and some weird music (kind of similar to Taste of India) started and you could see the guys silhouettes behind it.
The first song was Toys In The Attic and after that they kept playing their wonderful songs for about 2 hours for the 9000 people attending (According to a Review in a newspaper the day after)
I had pretty bad seats. Seat 4 on Row 13 "Around 9 o´clock", do you understand if i explain it like that? on Tom and Brad's side. Ok, so I saw the whole stage but not all that good. I will never sit down at a Rock concert again. It wasn't that fun and during the whole concert I wished I was down on the floor with all the real fans jumping around head-banging but atleast now I know that until the next time
I couldn't see very good from where I saw sitting but I can tell you what they were wearing as far as I could see:
Joe was wearing something Red (the thing he wore at the Oscars I think) and a Black Coat or something over it. He removed the Black Coat before he stepped out to play Slide Guitar on Rag Doll.
Tom was wearing all Black and Brad had a white shirt and Black pants.
Steven wore something purple at the beginning of the show (I think, but his clothes are so
weird so it's hard to describe). He removed that during Falling in Love (I think) and under it he had a black shirt without sleeves (I think) he also changed sometime later during the
show if I remember correctly.
On each of the ramps on the right and left side of the stage (On which Steven and Joe ran out on quite often) there was a snake and a red cat at the end. There was also sort of a ramp
(is that what it's called?) behind the stage so that Steven could run behind
Joey and come out on the other side of the stage.
There was also alot of Fire, Smoke and a cool light show and stuff during the concert.
During Dream On there was alot of fire sort of "falling" behind Joey
but I don't remember what happened on all the other songs.
Before Love In An Elevator or sometime around that Steven thanked the Black Crowes.
Before Tom started playing the Bass solo to Sweet Emotion he was playing
something else or just improvising (It wasn't Sweet Emotion anyway)
and Steven sing/said some words, I did not know what it was.
And during the middle of Sweet Emotion before they started playing
Heartbreaker (Which I by the way absolutely Loved) Joe was standing
with his Guitar at the side of the stage with a spotlight on
him and no light on the rest of the stage. Unfortunately I couldn't
see what he did very good here either but it looked like he had only
one hand on the guitar and the other on some amp or something
(probably not an amp but some speacial thing) and making some
weird sounds (which was really cool) with the guitar.
I loved it all but the 5 Best songs of the show if you ask me were:
NOT SO GOOD:
I don't really like Pink and I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Even though it was better Live than the Original) so I would rather have seen them play something else instead of those even though those were the songs that the rest of the audience seemed to like the most.
Nothing to do with Aerosmith's performance but....
Ofcourse there was alot of us real fans there too but as I said, there was alot of IDWTMAT-"fans"
To those of you who are going to see them in the next few weeks I have to say that I'm really jealous of you. I promise you It will be an experince you will never forget, I know I wont.
- Cristoffer Eriksson