Guns N’ Roses had their big concert in Korea last week. I thought I would post the comments sent to me about the show by a friend. They are short, but pretty fun, imho. Enjoy:
… went to see Guns N’ Roses (or, “Axl Rose and some other guys he found”) this past Sunday. Actually a decent show, and with the second song being the opening from Appetite for Destruction (“Do you know where the F___ you are? You’re in the F___ING JUNGLE, baby”) all were happy, if for no other reason than total ridiculousness. You will appreciate that after the lights went down, they played Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” on the sound system for about 2 or 3 minutes before starting, I guess to properly set the mood.
Other idiocies included a solo for every band member, Tommy Stinson (ex-Replacements) playing “My Generation,” one guitarist playing the James Bond theme, another playing the Pink Panther theme, the KEYBOARDIST getting a solo and playing the chords to “Ziggy Stardust,” which was basically as good as me pounding on the piano (read: “not that impressive”) and Waxl even playing Elton John on the piano before getting into “November Rain.” My goodness – throw in “Live and Let Die” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Doo-oo-oo-oo-or” and it was like more covers than originals. Anyway, was fun to go and do something, especially given our poor concert setup usually.
On the Washup Tour’s™ second leg, I’ll be seeing Earth Wind and Fire Thursday…
If anyone else there went to the show and feels like commenting, please send in your reviews. Would love to post more opinions.
Or leave your comments in the KGG forum, if you prefer. The forum is on life support these days, but it is still there.