Saturday, December 21, 2002 @ 9:50 PM
GNR Live in Detroit, MI on Nov
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REVIEW BY: DMAN from Flint
I couldn’t just stand by and read the reviews about the Guns show at the Palace and listen to these fucking whiners bitch because Axl didn’t play Paradise City (is that the only song on the CD you listened to?)
First of all who cares who opens the show short of some guy playing a comb and tissue paper…. Did anyone really think that the show would start on time? I got there an hour late and had to suffer through Mix Master Mike, which I thought was pretty good if you’re into that type of thing. The show was on a Thursday night and with work Friday, inebriation was not the protocol so I did have some senses about me when GNR hit the stage at 10:30pm (yes I did look at my watch.)
BIG FUCKING ROCK SHOW! Huge light rig… Huge P.A.… Huge stage setup…
Axl busted into Welcome and the show just kept rocking from there… Pyro, fire, p, burning alum oxide from overhead (more pyro…) The front of the stage had a multi-head camera for replays on the huge side screens (like they use in the GAP commercials.) Axl came out in the traditional RED WINGS Jersey (17 Hull) then switched to the Pistons Jersey halfway through the show…
Tunes included: It’s So Easy,
Live and Let Die, Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, My Michelle, You Could Be Mine and 3 New Songs. I was not there to judge with a preconceived notion of the band, but to hopefully see a great rock show that they have been known to deliver from time to time… and I was not let down. They fucking rocked their asses of for an hour and 45 minutes and it was the guitar player (not the bass player, he wasn’t even on stage at the time) that looked like the tall stringy haired dude from Rocky Horror Picture Show that fucked up not only the verses of Patience but fuckin’ massacred the solo as well.
At the end of the song Axl did say good night and dropped the mic and walked off. Did I want to hear more… absolutely… but the show I had just witnessed was pretty fucking good and would I spend another $65.00 when they come back to Pine Knob (DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE)-- ABSOLUTLEY!
[The Editor apologizes for the delay in posting this review]