“You know where you are?!”

I honestly didn’t think they had it in them, but that was a hell of a show. Slash may actually be better than he ever was. Really outstanding. G’n’F’n’R, baby!

I don’t know if it’s Axl Rose or Kathleen Turner, but it fucking rocks!!

Of all the surprises tonight, I was most shocked to see that there is absolutely no trace of Axl Rose in Axl Rose’s appearance. He looks like 80% Kathleen Turner, 10% Neil Young, and 10% Sam Kinison. And I mean all of those in the pudgiest, ugliest, least flattering way possible. He tried to do the old school Axl moves, but he has a big pot belly now, and that shit just does NOT work.

Axl is absolutely the weak link in this band. When he does the signature Axl screech he sounds great. When he sings normally, though, you can barely hear him. This may have been a sound board issue, but I don’t really think so. I can’t imagine he sounds all that great with AC/DC. I’m seriously skeptical about his ability to do those songs.

Axl is now wearing an obscure AC/DC shirt. Very subtle, sir!

I am still blown away by the instrumental version of “Wish You Were Here.” I never imagined that song could be so powerful without a word sung. Absolutely amazing. Who would have thought that one of Guns ‘n’ Roses’ most astonishing performances would have been a Pink Floyd song?

The only thing missing from this night was Ryan Mouser cursing the post concert traffic and hammering on his steering wheel till his hands bled, damning the eyes of the city of Cincinnati and all who dare to live within it, and promising, in his infinite rage, to roll Sherman-like through the Queen City, leaving nothing but crushed, smoldering ruins in his wake.

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