Rolling Stones in the South of Brazil
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, after two weeks in Brazil, the Rolling Stones closed the tour in Porto Alegre. The British quartet formed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood sent the audience into delirium, who had bought all the available tickets with two months to spare and filled up the entire Estádio Beira-Rio.
It was a privilege for DC Set to produce the closing show of the “Olé” tour in Latin America, after going through American stadiums in 2015. The trip began in Santiago, Chile, on February 3. The band went to Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Uruguay before disembarking in Brazil.
The 18 songs, chosen to take part in the performance, were dominated by classics from the 60s and 70s, the band’s two most productive decades. The only exceptions were an emotional “Out Of Control”, from Bridges To Babylon (1997) and “Start Me Up”, from Tattoo You (1981). A set list filled with big hits – "Gimme Shelter”, "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Sympathy For The Devil", "Start Me Up" and "Miss You” – pleased the fans.
The stage that hosted the Stones was grand, with a structure measuring 20 meters in height, the equivalent of a seven-story building, 60 meters in length and 30 meters deep. Nearby, large 208m² LED screens were also installed, to give the audience good visibility. Mick Jagger in spite of his 72 years of age demonstrated the energy of a 6-year-old child; he took the greatest rain bath of his life and danced the whole night in front of the crowd, with his characteristic moves. Keith and Ronnie noticed that the rain was not going to stop and they did not care either. They went to the front of the stage several times and connected with the crowd by entering the same rain shower as them. The rain did not detract from the success of the night, which also opened with the bands Doctor Pheabus and Cachorro Grande, and closed with the participation of 24 voices of the Porto Alegre PUC Choir. Under the guidance of the maestro Marcio Buzatto, they performed the introduction of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, which was the icing on the cake to close the greatest tour the band has ever held in South America.