So... finally saw GNR after all these years. It was a great experience, I had a wonderful time, best time I ever had on a show, that's for sure. For me personally, it was extraordinary, but I guess nothing really out of the ordinary to report here.
As far as some of you people bitching about the crowd. Belgians are quiet and reserved, but where I was (around third row behind the golden circle), lots of people around me sang along with most songs, not only the hits, everyone was really into it and there were some mini moshpits a few times. I guess it really depends where you end up. I was in the pit last year with AC/DC, and from where I was standing, the crowd last night was much more lively than AC/DC's crowd, even in the pit. I did notice there were lots of older people and men in button shirts in GC though. GC was really small, and people there had a lot of space. We kind of regretted not getting GC for this one, but they were much more expensive, and all in all, we had a great view, and were among people that were into it as well, not talking, not holding up their phones all the time.
Only complaint I had, was I almost got into fight with a girl who rudely wanted to take my place during Jungle, very annoying, and I got really pissed. But with some help, we succeeded in shoving her out of the way and I was able to enjoy the end of Jungle. I got highfives from some people around me and a guy said I was a woman with balls. That was a first, but yeah, don't mess with me when I finally get to see Axl and Slash after 25 years.
When I got out of the crowd, I was amazed that the crowd was so huge and even people quite far from the stage weren't talking or anything, but were still into it. I did notice many drunk people nearer the drinks stands. I'd almost forgotten that's what a festival is like.