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11 hours ago, Dean said:

Imagine going through the effort to professionally record that monumental show just to keep it in house? 

Nothing unusual. GNR has been doing that for the past 30 years. Professionally recording every show to play in Axl's home cinema.

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I remember how exciting it was.  we didn't even know who was even in the band at that point. I remember Adler had a show in LA that same night and it was cancelled a few weeks before.... so I was hoping that he was gonna be the drummer.  or atleast make an appearance. its weird to think that it's been 5 years and we still don't really have clarity of what was going on at that time with Pittman, Adler and Izzy. butt hen again this is GNR Soni guess that's expected. 

 

I love how Eddie Trunk was at the first Vegas show and I guess Axl broke the Axl DC news to him there and also promised Eddie the first interview.   5 years later and Eddie still doesn't have that interview.  

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10 hours ago, ZoSoRose said:

2017 at least had some marathon sets with some deep cuts for us but yeah, 2016 was untouchable for GNR hype

Very true on both fronts. 2017 was where I saw GNR at the Alamodome in San Antonio and where they treated us to an almost 4 hour show and 6 song encore. Before the encore started Axl told us to call our rides because we were gonna be late. He wanted to keep  going and going....his energy at that show was amazing!!! rock3

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12 hours ago, goldentobacco said:

That whole summer was great, especially that day. I remember sitting on my computer all night looking for streams to no avail, but it was special seeing the first clips and pictures when they surfaced.

 

10 hours ago, GNRfanMILO said:

The build up to that show is without a doubt, one of my happiest days as a Gn'R fan. The rumors of the fake band playing the Troubadour, then the radio stations in LA saying something was cooking at Tower Records. Then the GN'R flyers that they started to place there. Then Fernando delivering pizza to the people that were camping in line (probably the best thing he did since he manages Gn'R :D ). Everything that night was magical. I'm from Argentina and I stood awake all night, trying to find every piece of information that I could.

Some of the best MyGNR CSI work was done that night, prior to the announcement. Really exciting times.

And then of course, the show itself. The most memorable Periscope stream in GNR's history happened that night thanks to the legend himself @Fede :)

 

This thread is a great nostalgic read:

 

 

5 hours ago, tsinindy said:

Man, you are right @Fede was legendary.  I remember the hype leading up to it and MY GNR CSI putting all the pieces of the puzzle together, then hanging out in chat with everyone all night that night knowing Vegas was a couple of weeks away,then getting to meet most everyone out there.  Amazing time indeed!

 

4 hours ago, The Garden of Guns N Roses said:

Do you guys remember the Girl Rock School Band they used as a placeholder and some folks started researching for girl rock bands near the L.A area and contacted them if I recall correctly :lol:

Or when photos of drumsticks were analyzed to figure out who'll play with the band :D

Amazing work done by the CSI Team !

 

 

 

4 hours ago, Gordon Comstock said:

Remember when this picture was posted shortly before the show, and everyone assumed Melissa was just some random chick hanging out backstage, while continuing to debate who would play that second keyboard? :lol:

 

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Back then I wasn't a member on here, I started lurking when the reunion stuff was announced. I remember following along with that thread and enjoyed the CSI stuff (I honestly believe you guys here were the first ones to figure out that some kind of secret show was about to happen). I was seriously considering driving from AZ to LA to try to get in line for a ticket but I didn't end up going and I regret that every day (I also regret not going to the Vegas shows). Then seeing the clips on YouTube and not believing my eyes, seeing Slash and Axl on the same stage together. With the Vegas shows I stayed up late watching the streams on Periscope and my favorite moment was when the heartbeat for Coma started. I wish now that I had gone that weekend.

 

2 hours ago, Chester 524 said:

I remember how exciting it was.  we didn't even know who was even in the band at that point. I remember Adler had a show in LA that same night and it was cancelled a few weeks before.... so I was hoping that he was gonna be the drummer.  or atleast make an appearance. its weird to think that it's been 5 years and we still don't really have clarity of what was going on at that time with Pittman, Adler and Izzy. butt hen again this is GNR Soni guess that's expected. 

 

I love how Eddie Trunk was at the first Vegas show and I guess Axl broke the Axl DC news to him there and also promised Eddie the first interview.   5 years later and Eddie still doesn't have that interview.  

They really missed a huge opportunity there, they could've had the AFD5 on stage for a few songs, if only for that show. That would've been an epic moment and truly deserving of bragging rights. How things have changed now... back then the reunion was such a big deal for me but by 2018 I was back into SMKC and more interested in what was going on there. I'm both happy that SMKC is still continuing and disappointed that GnR failed to deliver.

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1 hour ago, k12 said:

Legit scary how fast the years go

It’s definitely an age thing, it goes faster as you get older.

The weird thing is the quasi reunion is now longer than the original band. I only became aware of the original band in late ‘87 so really lived it for a bit over 2 years, but as a kid it seemed like the original band was around for an eternity.

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Can’t believe it’s been five years already. I remember it like it was yesterday. I wasn’t a member here yet but had been lurking for months; basically since it was announced DJ Ashba left the band. I don’t have the nostalgia of the old days, nor the nostalgia of the ChiDem era (2006, 2010 etc), so for me, this period of time is what I’ll always look back the most fondly on. Truly the best memories.

Yesterday really was the perfect “excuse” to post some footage of the show for us, but instead they posted the exact same video they already shared literally five years ago. :facepalm:

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Even if Axl has a hard time writing and recording new music They could at least have released live footage from 2016 and released older recordings. Troubadour and LA Dodger is professionally filmed DVD / BR ?. Nope nothing! At least one NITL live album with revisions! Nope nothing! AFD Box has no live recordings. Ritz DVD / BR? Nope nothing! At least an Audio Live CD like Marquee '87? Nope nothing! All NITL gig are filmed. YouTube Collection with the BEST performances of each Song? Nope bad! And fans want live recordings for the UYI box. That will not happen! Maybe Tokyo '92 in BR but even then I'm not sure. Check out Slash: Writing new stuff, tour & DVD / BR / CD, break... Writing new stuff, tour & DVD / BR / CD, break... Writing new stuff, tour & DVD / BR / CD, break... Writing new stuff, tour & DVD / BR / CD, break I don't care that many songs are just fillers, but Slash just wants to make music and present it to the public, not just with a long tour, but with albums, live DVDs / BR and streams. Axl is a barrier

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On 4/1/2021 at 2:09 PM, Dean said:

Time flies. I woke up hungover as fuck after a night out in Dundee of all places on the 2nd, scouring for any footage and strolling through the thread for updates. Great times.

Imagine going through the effort to professionally record that monumental show just to keep it in house? Now would be the time to drop a few songs from the show for the Selects.

Maybe they heard it back and thought "oh man! we can't let people hear this". It's a disappointment that they put that clip up yesterday and it was only like 15seconds... that is one show that would have made the selects bearable, there was definitely 1 good performance in a 20+ song setlist

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7 hours ago, Tom-Ass said:

The most exciting part was all the mystery leading up to the first show.. Then as soon as it happened it was apparent that Axl still looked and sounded like crap..

Axl looked and sounded just fine in 2016 imo. A lot of exciting shows even in 2017 but then it went downhill from there.

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4 hours ago, Rovim said:

Axl looked and sounded just fine in 2016 imo. A lot of exciting shows even in 2017 but then it went downhill from there.

However,  he sounded pretty shit at the Troub, from the clips I heard.

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5 hours ago, F*ck Fear said:

However,  he sounded pretty shit at the Troub, from the clips I heard.

To be fair to him, he did break his foot two songs into the set, so I'm willing to cut him a little slack for sounding a bit off during that particular show. 

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26 minutes ago, MildlyArtistic said:

To be fair to him, he did break his foot two songs into the set, so I'm willing to cut him a little slack for sounding a bit off during that particular show. 

I agree.

I just have no interest in seeing the proshot footage due to the voice issue.

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I’d check out a pro shot and I’d be fine with it. But I’ve seen them enough times since 2016 to know that I don’t think I’d pay any more than like $50 to see them live now and I’d leave before Paradise City just to beat the rush out.

I never thought it’d happen and I’m truly glad I got to see Axl and Slash share a stage again. It was 10 years too late and I think it should probably end, but who am I to say that everyone has had enough. These lazy tours give Slash enough money to tour his own material in 800 seat casinos in his spare time, so I get it. Guns will do it as long as they sell seats and they will always sell seats.

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GNR has such a way of making you feel like you're growing old with their consistently huge amounts of time between any happenings.

I'm very grateful to have seen them at Philly 2016 when Axl still sounded good (also, Slash on Sorry). What came in the following years was sad, but predictable.

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When I think of the concerts in 2016 it doesn't feel that long ago.  

5 years. 

It kind of puts things in perspective when you think what has transpired in that time.

A lot of change in my life (new house, became a Dad, turned 40). 

But GNR never really changed.  It was fun five years ago.  Now...  not so much. 

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I remember going to the 2017 London shows and spending a large portion of the gig convincing my mate that we WOULD be getting the new album summer 2018 at the latest supported by Wembley Stadium gigs 🤣

#TheNextChapter 

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