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  1. Disney+

    I've been checking out Disney+ over the last 2 days. I have been enjoying the content offered. I have come to the conclusion that Disney+ should be the obvious place to officially stream all of the "Mickey-Era" GNR pro-shots. Any thoughts?
  2. NITL is over, finito?

    I went to a 2019 show, Austin #2. It WAS a waste of time....
  3. What are the odds that the Locked N' Loaded box is marked down to $200 on Black Friday, November 29th?
  4. Only $429 ($500 after fees) for a reserved seat. What a deal! Of course, I am being sarcastic...
  5. I noticed an IG post where someone mentioned getting a "cheap ticket" yesterday. Did anyone spot any screaming deals for the Vegas 2019 gigs? I'm curious.
  6. Copyright Strikes....

    We should all focus on finding new interests. I knew I was done with GNR after the pitiful Austin October 11th performance.
  7. 10/25/19 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience

    The NOLA litho looks like it could be a one page advertisement in the local free music paper....
  8. Is anyone from DFW going to the show? Just curious.
  9. 10/20/19 - Tijuana, MX - Estadio Caliente

    That's a fun line-up if you enjoy 80's hard rock. I wonder how Axl feels about sharing the stage with washed-up, high generation, lineups of Quiet Riot, Queensryche, and RATT? Granted GNR is now in its 10th(?) generation, he isn't in a place to gripe. Hopefully, Queensryche will perform The Needle Lies in honor of Mr. Rose. As many know, Axl used to warm up to that song in '88-'89.
  10. Live Era '16 - '20

    I still need to finish tracking the ACL #2 gig. I have a mastered 16-44 version from our friend, Limulus. I was planning to track the Austin 10-11-19 recording this weekend. However, I have been sick (allergies, I hope) and not in the mood to do much of anything that requires concentration. I also want to include liner notes that roast the current state of GNR. I need to be at/near 100% to do that. For the record, I don't think I have listened to a single song from the Houston 2016 gig. I was bummed to have missed it. I remember being at my home on the night of the show, taking care of my ailing family member, and thinking, how much better could the Houston gig possibly be than the Arlington show I just caught?!? I woke up on August 6th to see fans all over the forum praising the Houston gig like it was the second coming of the August 3rd, 1991 LA Forum show. Oh well, life goes on.
  11. Live Era '16 - '20

    Is there another audio recording of ACL weekend 2 floating around? I noticed that someone mentioned the Arlington, TX 2016 was a strong performance from Axl. However, back in 2016 people said the Houston gig was miles better. How much better could the Houston gig have possibly been? I had a sixth row ticket to the Houston gig, but couldn't make it due to a family emergency. I did attend and tape the Arlington 2016 show. I was in row 5(?) on the lower level section nearest the stage. Great show! Far superior to the turd in a punch bowl ACL # 2 gig I caught last weekend.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Only for nostalgic purposes. Austin is a special place for me.
  18. 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...
  19. 10/11/19 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

    Ugh! It's drizzling!!!
  20. 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.
  21. 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!!
  22. 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.
  23. 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...
  24. Virtually everything in GNR-land was better in 1991!
  25. 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
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