The Archer Posted May 17, 2016 Share Posted May 17, 2016 (edited) 1 hour ago, Lio said: I thought there were few people with their phones out, but I was at the other side. On this video they seem out in full force. My review: Axl: He looked and sounded so great. Funny how he started the night without glasses, hat or bandana, and then started to dress up in his chair. Scarf, hat, glasses, bandana He also looked very happy and into it, rocking on his chair. When he got briefly out of the chair, you could see what an amazing frontman he is. I can't wait to see him again, with Guns, and back on his feet. Also: I saw someone mentioning Axl made a snarky comment about the lame crowd. That's not true, I think. My guess is there was some kind of fight or whatever in the front. I saw Axl looking at it during the song, and then afterwards he asked if they were alright, everyone was just there to have some fun. I'm not that much of a concert goer, but this was the first time I saw this kind of system with the pit. We got in around 4:30 and I wanted to get near the stage. But then saw there was a pit, checked it out and they were distributing wrist bands. The guy said there were 3000. So we were able to get in the pit, then walk around the site later, have some food and drinks and go pee, and get back to the front when the show started. I liked the system. No need to stay in the same spot for hours. (Unless you wanted front row, maybe.) When we drove home, traffic was a mess, but a radio station here did a radio aftershow between midnight and 3AM. It was to be all AC/DC, with people calling in who went to the show, requesting their favourite AC/DC songs. For one they were all super excited about the show, and about Axl, even if most weren't Axl fans to start with. Furthermore, they also played SCOM, PC, Patience and Jungle. I thought that was pretty cool, people requesting GNR songs. I hope Axl stays this strong when he gets back to GNR. I'm sure he won over many people yesterday, which can only be a good thing for GNR. The media here have been mocking Axl for... um... probably decades now, but now they're really excited as well, only seen great reviews. Great, great post. I wish more forum members would give us posts like this one, after attending a show. It's just very cool to know that things were actually better than what we perceived while watching the show on periscope. Axl actually trying to calm some rowdy fans down, sounded different to those who were watching the stream. It seemed that he was upset about the Belgian crowd being inactive but it's good to know that wasn't the case. Also, it's gratifying to see that this really big risk is paying dividends for both AC/DC and Axl - they are winning people over performance by performance and that's just great. While it is only anecdotal evidence, the fact that people are now excited about GN'R too because of AC/DC is a big, big win overall. Edited May 17, 2016 by The Archer 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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