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Rod Stewart Hampden Park Glasgow 3rd July 1999

Rod Stewart Hampden Park Glasgow 3rd July 1999
rodprog1999 Seeing Rod Stewart in concert in Glasgow is an experience; he commands a mighty following, wearing his Scottish roots with pride, and the people have certainly taken him to their hearts. This was the second time that I saw Rod playing North of the Border, this time it was in the massive newly re-opened Hampden Park stadium. Support came from The Proclaimers (great singalongs, although they played very early, as the crowd was just arriving) and Abba tribute act Bjorn Again (a strange choice for an opening act, but actually quite fun).
Rod’s arrival was greeted by a stage full of Scottish Pipers who led the massive crowd in the Flower of Scotland, flags waving everywhere: “O flower of Scotland, When will we see your like again, That fought and died for, Your wee bit hill and glen, And stood against him, Proud Edward’s army, And sent him homeward, Tae think again…….” Very patriotic and moving. And then “Ladies and Gentlemen, Please give a big Hampden roar to the only Cockney Scotsman: Rod Stewart” and he was straight into “Tonight I’m Yours”. Great stuff. rodtix99I went with Marie to the concert; we spent the weekend in Glasgow and had a great time. A video of the entire concert exists on YouTube. I watched some of it last night and it brought back memories. The video claims to contain the entire concert, but only includes 10 songs:
Tonight I’m Yours; Baby Jane; First Cut Is The Deepest; Stay With Me; I Don’t Want To Talk About It; Rhythm Of My Heart; Do Ya Think I’m Sexy; Sailing; Maggie May; Twisting The Night Away. I’m certain he played more.

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