Las Vegas 29th
Concert review #3
Posted at MYGNR.COM from Mastermind


Here's a concert review pasted from Mastermind from 2ti
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He sat in the front row in between Axl and Buckethead.

They didnt even check people so the show is probably bootleged!

Same setlist from Rio but they didn't play Nightrain

At the beginning of the show
They showed a video clip of new GN'R logo (orange/blue with the US flag in the background), then they show the space shuttle and satellite from space camera zooms in through to Earth and gets to land then they show a movie ; a soldier is running through weeds and during this, kick ass music clips from what is most likely a new GN'R song is played (pounding drums, awesome evil guitar from hell). They they who tanks and all hell breaks loose. It could something from a new movie (from what he noticed, hes not sure) and then they went on to another video with a narrator that sounded like George C. Scott and he said "The Arabs have taken our money - it's time to put the money back" and it talked about the economy and it starts talking about who's the real evil in the world (money and weird @#%$) then they show a cartoon of chinese soldiers then it ends.

Stage Setup
Brain, Dizzy, and Chriss equipment was high (kind like the UYI tour setup) Axls piano came out from under the kit
There was a catwalk Axl ran back and forth a lot
Brain had a red drumset

Members
Axl was thinner. Looked the same, was wearing a white Oakland Raiders Rich Gannon #12 jersey and had black leather pants and Lugz boots that were brown with black bottoms. Nike watch on right hand Bracelet on left. 2nd half of the show he wore dark-purplish Prince Valiant coat over his jersey. Voice was great...screams were @#%$ on-spot.
Robin wore an all black jumpsuit
Buckethead had a yellow jacket. He wore a green backpack halfway through the show. His KFC bucket had blood stains on it.
Dizzy looked like Dizzy
90% of the show Chris wore pantyhose over his head – he was crazy as hell – was headbanging and @#%$
Paul had a beard
Tommy wore black pants and a black t-shirt that said “bomb”

The sound
The sound was screwed up early in the show and during Oh My God Axl’s mic went out and he got really really pissed. He threw the microphone and walked to the side of the stage and stared in the sound technician's face…looked evil as hell…more evil than what he looked like at Rio. So Tommy sang almost the rest. During the end of the song, Robin got pissed and threw his guitar at the speaker and it broke and then threw the mic stand across the stage.

Axl talks
Axl said "this is the first show in 10 years that he wanted to do" and goes on to talk about how Alan Niven forced them to tour in 91 and he fired him for it. And then he talks about the European tour. He had no idea there was a European tour. He said, "One day I was sitting at home on the internet and I found out that the GN’R tour was cancelled and I had no idea that I had a tour. He said don't blame him for the cancellation. He also said has to deal with the "Internet Whores." He also said "We're in the studio doing this album and I can promise you that we're gonna deliver and it's gonna be out of the ballpark".

And "we've been working on this album and I can tell you we're doing our best and that's all I can promise." He said someone in the elevator thanked him for doing a show and he was really moved. Later on he repeated again about this was the first time he wanted to do a show and it was all @#%$ up…but he smiled about it.

Buckethead
Buckethead did three solos. The first solo was after the 4th or 5th song and it consisted of Pirates of the Caribbean/Big Sur Moon/Star Wars The 2nd solo was acoustic and it went slow to fast. The 3rd was electric.

Someone threw a KFC bucket at Axl and he wore it.
Someone threw a black cowboy hot at Axl and he wore it - Tommy wore it at end.
Axl started doing the “two-step” while having a huge smile on his face during Paradise City.

Before the show
Rick Rubin, Pauly Shore, and Owen Wilson were at the show

Finck
Robin Finck's guitar tech said 68 songs done - working on 14 more.
 

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