Commenting as a kid who listened to AFD for the first time in 5th grade on a yellow sony sports walkman , saw them in 1993 Reno NV, was there At the Vegas house of blues 01/01/01 and (perhaps a few more) I was fortunate enough to be at the Forum on 11/29. Let me just say the Forum show was every bit as magical and life changing as the first time I heard those guys on the playground 30 years ago. To comment on the "2002 / 2006 / 2010 > 2017 2010 was just seven years ago. Age isn't really an argument for me" business speak for yourself. When I was in 5th grade I could put down a solid 5:15 mile. I may have been faster in subsequent years ,but fuck me if I were to race my 5th grade self today. To hold the band to a historical standard is not only ridiculous, it is not something we could possibly hold ourselves to either. I doubt anyone here is better, faster or stronger than their 1988 self. Yet, somehow these guys are here kicking just as much ass as we remember- even in our mind's eye. The fact that we get to see Slash Duff and Axl on the same stage playing at the top of their game should make all us fans step back and and humbly say thanks to the guys for putting on a show that made us proud to be fans in the first place and become the hard core fans who stuck with them "through all the fucking shit." It hasn't always been easy to be a GNR fan, but Slash, Duff and Axl have gone out every night and proved, against all odds, to everyone who has shit to say that they were wrong and put on the best rock show on the planet- bar none. We should all be proud, as GNR fans, that they are every bit the ass kicking rock band we all believed they could be and more. As I stood in crowd I was just stoked to be there and witness them do what they do best: Melting the faces off of a giant crowd. So thanks guys. Thanks for proving us right. GNR FTW.