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Jun 14th, 2019 at 12:22pm
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So yesterday Thursday June 13 I decided to go to London and find the Stones Rehearsal site and see what was going on. I figured that yesterday was most likely to be the final day so if I was going to be lucky in any way I had to go.
I arrived at about 3.30pm to find Bjornulf and Linda in situ at my 1st choice of likely sites so to say I was delighted in my success would be an understatement!
After some reassurance to Bjornulf that I was genuine I established that all the band bar Mick were already in the building and within 20 minutes of my arrival Mick was driven past to complete the band.
By this time 2 more fans had arrived to try to hear what was being rehearsed (which was proving to be extremely difficult in the windy conditions).
We could make out certain songs like TD, HTW & SFTD.

Before I had realised it the time had got round to 6pm when the band had decided to take a break, it was during this break that the band's security came out to speak to Bjornulf which caused a ripple of excitement amongst the rest of us fans (now numbering 6) all secretly hoping that we were going to be invited in to listen to the band rehearsing.
Then we were invited in, all 7 of us were ushered inside the entrance of the building and told that we would be allowed in to the rehearsal space after MR & PIB and would be allowed to hear SMU, JJF, GS & S.
This was more than I or any of us could have dreamt of our favourite band allowing us to see and hear them rehearse and I can confirm they sounded and looked good and tour ready.
And then it was over 4 songs and I was pinching myself to check am I dreaming?
It was surreal but to be invited by the band and then acknowledged after the 4 songs was humbling and I know I was fortunate and privileged to witness them in such a "raw" environment.
Or as Gazza put it "You lucky bastard"
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Reply #1 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 1:21pm
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Fucking brilliant. A gig with an audience of 7.   Grin Grin Grin

Maybe their smallest attendance since mid-1962!  If not,ever! 

Delighted for you. Nice that Bjornulf has good contacts!

Did any of the band say anything?


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Reply #2 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 2:39pm
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Very cool! I know it  isn't the same thing, but I was at superbowl 40 rehearsals in Detroit. One of the coolest experiences I have ever witnessed. I can only imagine how it was for you last night.
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Reply #3 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 6:07pm
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wow. lucky bastard!!
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Reply #4 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 8:16pm
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Awesome! That's great news.

But get into it. How was it to be in such a small gig? How is the weaving? How do they sound? I want every detail!!!
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Reply #5 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 1:55am
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WOW!
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Reply #6 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 3:10am
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They sounded great, none of the band spoke to us but they did acknowledge us.
No bum note at the start of Start Me Up  Roll Eyes Cool
Lookin' great feelin' better definitely tour ready.
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Reply #7 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 4:39am
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But any news in re. their trousers?
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Reply #8 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 5:25am
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Was there any talk between band members? Was Mick dancing? How is Keith sounding? What guitars did he use?

Was any family there?

Did you pass out after you left? I would have!
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Reply #9 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 5:38am
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How exciting for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tell us every detail please!
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Reply #10 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 10:27am
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This is awesome!
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We are tour ready.
Bust out the hair!
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Reply #11 - Jun 16th, 2019 at 9:55am
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Great Stuff!!
So...you only heard warhorses both in/outside?
No hidden gems or just tryout tracks?
But those songs you saw were as good as it gets for sure!
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Reply #12 - Jun 17th, 2019 at 6:59am
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Amazingly good luck, really happy for you  Cool I would have passed out, definitely.
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Reply #13 - Jun 17th, 2019 at 1:03pm
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Paranoid Android wrote on Jun 16th, 2019 at 9:55am:
Great Stuff!!
So...you only heard warhorses both in/outside?
No hidden gems or just tryout tracks?
But those songs you saw were as good as it gets for sure!



Bjornulf posted a report too which mentions a few long-lost songs that were rehearsed

https://iorr.org/tour19/london-rehearsals-2019.htm

**DO NOT READ THE LINK ABOVE IF YOU WANT TO AVOID SPOILERS AND PLEASE DONT MENTION THE SONGS IN QUESTION PRIOR TO THE OPENING SHOW AS THERE ARE SOME POSTERS HERE WHO WONT WANT ADVANCE NOTICE**
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Reply #14 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 1:56am
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The dedicated fan, never mind the huddled masses, shouldn't easily discover [/i]]if the band has been 'running/weaving through' a seven and a half minute version of Almost Hear You Sigh, reimagined as Almost Dear, Your Thigh.
Is that basically the gist of it?
Fair enough. No hay problema
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Reply #15 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 4:36am
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Fucking amazing!
So happy for you Glen.
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Reply #16 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 7:25am
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I am so excited, I'm streaming!
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On Site Rehearsal
SPOILERS HERE...YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED...DO NOT RE-POST>>> https://iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,2648727,page=13

That was a pretty nice preview from IORR.
They have rehearsed/soundchecked many songs that for whatever reason, never make it to the set.

I hope at least one of them makes the cut as a regular rotation.
It is interesting that none of the "gems" rehearsed were on the song vote...not that I put any stock in that damn vote...but, you know...I guess we know what will win the vote by the above link...

Also...any chance they might play Heart Of Stone?


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Reply #18 - Jun 20th, 2019 at 11:10am
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If the Strains have rehearsed - perchance - Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going), we must keep this tighter than an otter's trouser pocket.
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