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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2023, 05:07:48 PM »

December 6, 2002 - Philadelphia, PA

Even thought it was "Guns N' Roses" in name only, I never got a chance to see the real band in their prime.  So I was pumped as hell to see Axl, finally, in whatever form.  They had played the night before in Madison Square Garden to rave reviews.  But of course, as we all know, on this night...Axl, he no show up.  I was never so disgusted with the man.

November 26, 2011 - Camden, NJ

Now, we are really in the Island Of Misfit Toys Era.  You had to suspend some serious disbelief to look at a stage populated by the likes of DJ Ashba and Bumblefoot and say, "yep...that's Guns N' Roses, alright." Also a bit of a downer to see the onetime biggest band in the world in what was basically an amphitheater.  But no album in 20 years and a scab band, this was all they could swing in those days.  Still, at least Axl showed up.  Hit the stage past 11PM and played a good show.

July 14, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

The concert referenced in my sig here...it was this night.  Best concert of my life.  Band took the stage just before about 10.  And it was still 90 plus degrees.  But it was an honest to goodness sold out STADIUM, which is how it should be for a band on the level of a GNR.  And the crowd was so, so into it.  So many of us long suffering fans that never thought we'd see anything approaching the real band again.  Seeing Slash onstage playing 'Estranged' was truly magical.

October 8, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

This was a Sunday.  So after watching football all day, I roll downtown to see the longest GNR show of my life.  They played over 30 songs.  3 hours.  And, best of all, no opening act.  They just went out there, on time, and crushed it.  Another great show.

BONUS SHOW : September 20, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA (AXL/DC)

As amazing as Axl was with GNR just 2 months prior, this was the best I ever saw him perform.  You can find this show on YouTube.  Axl sounds out of this world.  Expected to see 2016 Axl Rose and 1992-93 Axl showed up for me that night.  Loudest concert of my life but also probably the coolest.  Definitely the most unique.


My story is the same as yours having gotten into GNR around 93 so didn't get to see them in their prime. My first time seeing them was that same year 2002 i saw them at MSG I can't remember if it was before or after your show but didn't that tour abruptly end shortly after this?
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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2023, 07:58:31 AM »

What makes a great show, better than another great show? I often see people comment on the setlist not being good enough. And yet, I see a lot of fans having a great fucking time at the shows. So, what's your "requirements" for a great show?

Carlos Gunner obviously needs Izzy, but what about the rest?




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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2023, 09:42:32 AM »

Ive seen them 5 times the band themselves were always on point and good. The variables were other factors.

My last time seeing them was probably the worst, this was in 2017 in Miami. I went with a group of people and I bought a single seat , we all bought tickets separately so we were a bit scattered. I was crammed in the middle of a row and two guys om my right were already drunk and the guy next to me was a bigger guy and had to scream at about every note played and held his arms in the air so wide he blocked my view partially. A little over halfway thru the set they got kicked out by security. So the rest of the show was better. 
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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2023, 11:50:20 AM »

Ive seen them 5 times the band themselves were always on point and good. The variables were other factors.

My last time seeing them was probably the worst, this was in 2017 in Miami. I went with a group of people and I bought a single seat , we all bought tickets separately so we were a bit scattered. I was crammed in the middle of a row and two guys om my right were already drunk and the guy next to me was a bigger guy and had to scream at about every note played and held his arms in the air so wide he blocked my view partially. A little over halfway thru the set they got kicked out by security. So the rest of the show was better. 


That was also a hot and humid show. Not like Chicago on the last tour, but not far off.  hihi



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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2023, 04:14:09 AM »

What makes a great show, better than another great show? I often see people comment on the setlist not being good enough. And yet, I see a lot of fans having a great fucking time at the shows. So, what's your "requirements" for a great show?

Carlos Gunner obviously needs Izzy, but what about the rest?

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Personally I find it hard to articulate it properly.

There are just some shows that have 'it' the band might not be note perfect, the vocals can be hit and miss, and it can still be a great show. In the same way I've seen note perfect performances by bands and come away without feeling like it's been anything special at all.
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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2023, 04:07:15 PM »

GNR Oslo  1993

SLASH SNAKEPIT Kalvřya Norway 1995

VELVET REVOLVER Oslo 2004

GNR Oslo 2006

SLASH & friends (Ozzy, Ronny Wood, John 5) Kristiansand 2009

GNR Stavanger 2022

GNR Oslo 2023

Best ones the first and the last 😊
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« Reply #26 on: Today at 07:03:27 AM »

Personally I find it hard to articulate it properly.

There are just some shows that have 'it' the band might not be note perfect, the vocals can be hit and miss, and it can still be a great show. In the same way I've seen note perfect performances by bands and come away without feeling like it's been anything special at all.


I think it might be more than just the show itself. I mean, imagine the difference between going to a show on a Saturday night compared to a Monday night. You'd assume a Saturday night crowd would be more energetic, right?




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