A few thoughts on the day. I got there around 3:30 and was able to get to the front of the line with my cousin, who bless him, went there at 8am with a mate. Got in, was on the barrier in the Diamond GA on Slash's side, so it was a good position. Wolfmother were pretty good (although I heard people further back say there were some sound issues for that and the opening half hour of Guns), I hadn't seen them since opening for AC/DC in 2010.
My cousin and I looked at each other as Looney Tunes was coming on, and they started about 15 minutes early, and couldn't believe it was finally happening. From It's So Easy through Paradise City I don't think I stopped singing - my voice is paying for it today, but it is well worth it. I had a great time. Axl sounded good, Slash was a beast and everybody around me had a great time. People I knew further back didn't expect it to be as good, especially Axl, as it was. I didn't hear one complaint when walking out of the stadium, nor have I seen one online since from those who went.
Axl was in a good mood last night, he was playful on stage with the band and the audience, throwing in a few comments here and there, offering a dance from time to time. With that, I was saying to those I was with that we'll probably get extra songs from the norm, lo and behold on come Yesterdays and Used To Love Her, then Sorry in the encore. Coma was brilliant and something I was hanging to hear.
I was gearing up to hear Patience given they played Don't Cry in Melbourne, but DC was still great. The Chinese songs, as you expect, didn't get too much of a response. Actually maybe it was more of a sliding scale. CD and Better get you going, This I Love and Sorry don't work as well in the live setting. Throw in something like IRS and it could be different.
Jungle was great, Nightrain another, to name only a few. Paradise City really got the crowd down the front moving. And then it was over.
As we all have here, I was waiting many years to see this show. I saw Guns in 2007 and 2010, VR in 2005, Slash on a few occasions. But this was a great night and the stadium setting obviously has that different feel. I'd say there were about 30,000 there, but that's just a guess judged on turning around to see the crowd. It's a day I won't soon forget.