|Posted on March 10, 2015 at 7:55 AM|
And then came The Guns & Roses Experience, the classic 80’s, and quite frankly only GNR anyone in their right mind wants to listen to, is visited once more as “Axl” and co. stroll onto stage looking every bit the part right down to the bandanas. I did discuss this with him later saying for real authenticity he should have been late then pissed off half way through the set, a sentiment he echoed. [For added effect maybe he could have whined about some tripe and started a fight with a member of the audience, probably becuase they were wearing the same dres, Ed.]
From Welcome to the Jungle, through to Paradise City and Live and Let Die to Nightrain it was a fairly good set, “Axl” was pure egotistical perfection right down to the fake orgasm moaning in Welcome to the Jungle complete with chest flashing and leather pant crotch grabbing. Several times he came for bimble into the crowd, increasing the vibe and energy exponentially, coming off stage to take selfies with the crowd and encouraging sing alongs. It was a decent set, really, the classic GNR song are always a hit, regardless of what has been and gone there are some songs everyone will sing along too, some songs that everyone knows and more importantly will build the energy in a room quicker than a tramp on chips. And this is what they manage to do and do well, gazing around and taking in the crowd, there is air guitaring, head thrashing, full on pogo dancing and everything in between, proving the popularity and sway of what they are offering.
And this my dear readers is where it went a little wrong, a stage dive for some crowd surfing would be ideal here no? Cleverly after judging the crowd to be a little worse for wear, who am I kidding? Totally hammered! “Axl” stepped down from the main stage to kind of jump into the crowd, more a bunny hop into a small bunch of woozy patrons than a full on stage dive or mega proportions. At which point most of the crowd moved from underneath him, he was shoved about 2 cm in the wrong direction, rolled over and gave up, wandering back on stage to finish his wailing, after a slurp of Carling. Well, at least he tried, I suppose.
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