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The Rolling Stones live in Arnhem 2017
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Oct. 15, 2017: Gelredome, Arnhem, Holland
Sympathy For The Devil/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Tumbling Dice/Just Your Fool/Ride ‘Em On Down/Dancing with Mr. D/She’s So Cold/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Paint It Black/Honky Tonk Women/Band introduction/Happy/Slipping Away/Miss You/Midnight Rambler/Street Fighting Man/Start Me Up/Brown Sugar/Jumping Jack Flash/Gimme Shelter/Satisfaction

Arnhem is the second stop of The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour 2017 in The Netherlands, following the show in Amsterdam two weeks ago, on Saturday September 30. I flew directly from Stockholm into Amsterdam on Friday October 13, the day after the Stockholm show. Then a train taking 1 hour 15 minutes from Schiphol Airport into Arnhem. With the Arnhem show on Sunday Oct 15, I will be three days in Arnhem, such a luxury, with plenty of time to sleep and relax during the week-end!

The Rhein is a major, very important river, flowing through Germany, including the cities of Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, then it is crossing the border of The Netherlands, diverting into the rivers of Waal, going west towards Rotterdam, and Nederijn, going slightly more to the north west. Arnhem lies on the North Sea side of the Nederijn river, while you need to cross Nederijn or Waal to get from the North Sea to the German side of Europe. This might not be interesting at all for most of the younger generation, but in the Arnhem area, as well as Nijmegen, there are dozens of memorial points, from the D-day period during 1944 and onwards to 1945. If you add another 500 years to the historic time line, this area is getting even more interesting.

It was great fun to have The Rolling Stones coming to such a small city as Arnhem. The pictures here are bringing some of the memories from the pre-show activities in the city.

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