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rockphantom last won the day on December 1 2017

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  1. The only way to stop this blatant greed is to quit buying GNR tickets and merchandise. Voting with our wallets is the only recourse we have.
  2. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Does anyone have an extra lithograph and/or shirt from the 2nd Austin gig? I didn't buy the litho because I didn't have the means to get it home safely.
  3. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Wow! My Austin master sounds MUCH better than expected! Here is a sample: Shadow 24/96 flac: https://we.tl/t-SL7jf9gW3S Shadow MP3: https://we.tl/t-PXpvCC7faX
  4. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    It's probably shit, but we'll find out next week. I hope XAVEL captured the IEM streams last night. I'll buy an XAVEL iem ACL GNR release and liberate it, should one appear.
  5. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    I should state that the 3 2016 GNR gigs I caught were fantastic. Last night's show wasn't enjoyable for several reasons. 1. Cold weather 2. Lack of reserved seat. Having to keep my guard up all night, made it hard to relax and get into the show. I'm just too old for GA shows. My sense of balance is off, so one unexpected shove in the wrong direction and it could be Donnington '88 all over again. I thank my strong friends Tim and Pete for protecting me. 3. Stale, predictable, setlist. I knew I was sick of the NITL set in August of 2017 when I was tracking the Apollo broadcast flac set and quickly fast forwarded through the show. I'm thankful most covers were dropped. 4. The attitude and swagger from the golden era wasn't there. The ACL show seemed like a typical modern day corporate rock show promoted by Live Nation. 5. Monitoring my M10 audio recorder was not fun. I can tell you the first 30 seconds of It's So Easy are likely distorted. It was also windy and I was surrounded by screamers. The top GNR live recording producer will edit my master. Let's see what he can do with it.
  6. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Only for nostalgic purposes. Austin is a special place for me.
  7. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Assessment: waste of time and money.... Tonight's GNR show was by far the worst of the six I have seen since 1992. The last GNR gig in Austin, which I caught back in February of 1993, totally destroyed the ACL gig. I did have nostalgic flashbacks to the 1993 show during the same tunes that were performed at both concerts. That was neat. GNR has been my favorite band since I first heard Appetite in September/October of 1989. The magic of the golden era is long gone. I believe Axl/Slash/Duff are cashing in on the legacy before Axl's voice is gone for good. I don't fault anyone for loving the current incarnation of GNR, but this lineup doesn't inspire me like the golden era 1987-1993 band did. This band simply isn't "happening". It's the KISS reunion cash grab equivalent for my generation. Maybe I would have had a better time if I didn't try to tape the show. I wasn't planning to. However, I had to get Locomotive on tape. I'm ready to move on and delegate GNR to the memory bank of my teen years. It's a sad night for me...
  8. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Ugh! It's drizzling!!!
  9. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    What are the odds the show is called off? I'm out with a friend at a restaurant and the weather is terrible. Cold, wet, and drizzling. The worst possible weather for an outdoor show.
  10. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    If I arrived at the festival around 4:30pm would I have enough time to get a good spot for the GNR show? I'm not expecting to be in the front row. I would like to spend as little time at Zilker as possible. It's in the 50's and damp down here!!
  11. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    There are several deals for single day tickets on StubHub. $81 including fees for each ticket. Wristbands are located at the StubHub shop at Embassy suites on South Congress.
  12. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Well it appears that my lodging plans in Austin fell through (my good friend has to take care of business out of state). Unless something changes, I won't be at the gig on Friday. It would be hard as hell to get a hotel room at this stage, and I don't want to inconvenience any of my other Austin area friends. I'm too old for the BS associated with attending rock shows. UPDATE: I will be heading to Austin on Thursday night!! I am unsure if I will capture audio of GNR this time. It's going to be very windy and wind noise ruins all audience recordings. Locomotive is the only thing enticing me to tape the show. Otherwise, I think it would be fun to just relax and enjoy the GNR gig...
  13. Virtually everything in GNR-land was better in 1991!
  14. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    The forecast for Friday in Austin is rainy and cooler. I hope the rain doesn't affect the GNR gig at Zilker park. https://weather.com/weather/weekend/l/e8257297923f80e205c6eb6505c009ea71b092fe1a4ec6a68e59ad83da4f0698
  15. 10/04/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    I'm curious. Did GNR perform on the stage in front of the Austin skyline facing east or did they perform on the stage facing north? After seeing the massive crowd, I think I'll leave my audio taping gear at home and just enjoy the show.