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Geek at a music festival: Day 5

Fat Axl

Don't rely on your brain the day after a festival.

Don't have any prior engagements either.

It won't go well. I promise. Something as simple as picking up your car can go terribly wrong when you walk for 30 minutes across the town, get the Awesome Dude Who Loaned You His Garage to open it and your first thought is "Oh right, I need my car keys for this"

By that point it's already so late it makes more sense to go for lunch then re-do the trip. And before you know it, it's 5PM and you're several hours late already.

Then you almost doze off a few times on the highway, get lost in another strange city and voila, the day is gone.

But hey, at least you had an epic time at the festival the previous night so all is well!

Maybe you did, but I was at the Guns And Roses concert the whole night. It was probably a good concert, we just got there 20 years too late ... it was just a mess. Too many old songs, too many ballads, too many old people.

We know you made a new album or two since Your Time, but we don't really care. Play the ten songs we came for and let us home. No point in dragging the whole thing out for three hours. Especially when you start off with an hour of ballads.

I didn't even know they made so many!

And the breaks! My god, why were there so many breaks? Is Fat Axl really that out of shape that we even had to hear a song made by the bassist, a song by a guitarist, a ten minute guitar solo (and not by Faux Slash) and a fifteen minute piano solo? The last two hours there was a five minute break between each song ...

And Faux Slash was really offensive. Even to me who's never heard the real thing live. The guy is obviously a decent guitarist, so why does he impersonate Slash in every little thing?

Every. Little. Thing.

Everything from the hat to the positioning and poses on stage. Maybe they just hired an actor and he doesn't even play the songs? Wouldn't be surprised if even the tattoos are copied over mark for mark ...

But, y'know, the bastards have figured out their setlist so well that those of us who managed to stay until the end actually liked-ish the concert because the last song was bloody good. If a little off tune and Axl was already croaking a bit.

Oh yeah, Axl, famous for his voice, actually croaked a few times when trying to talk. That was both fun and sad at the same time.

PS: his famous dance step looks ... odd ... now that he's fat.

@vranac's face sums up the concert

Fat Axl played November Rain himself

Faux Slash

Khal Drogo guitarist

This guitarist was actually pretty decent, whomever he is

Crowd had fun though

But we were all glad when it was over

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Published on July 16th, 2012 in Axl Rose, Concert, exit, festival, Guitarist, guns-n-roses, Slash, Travel + Events, Uncategorized

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