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Old 06-06-2013, 06:13 AM
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Guns N Roses -- Buffalo, NY -- June 5th, 2013

Chinese Democracy
Welcome to the Jungle
It's So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Estranged
Better
Rocket Queen
Richard Fortus Guitar Solo
Live and Let Die
This I Love
Used to Love Her
Motivation (Tommy Stinson song)
Dizzy Reed Piano Solo
Catcher in the Rye
You Could Be Mine
DJ Ashba Guitar Solo
Sweet Child O' Mine
Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 (with Axl on piano)
Axl Rose Piano Solo
November Rain
Objectify (Bumblefoot cover)
Don't Cry
Civil War
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Jam
Nightrain

Encore:
Jam
Patience
The Seeker (The Who cover)
Jam
Paradise City

Awesome show!!! The first time since 1992 that GnR has played here. Which was also the last time I saw them. No issues with Axl being late at all. The opening band Monster Truck, a blues based rock band from Hamilton, Ontario ended a little after 930. There was a very quick change over and about five minutes after 10 GnR hit the stage and played until almost 1am.

Axl was in great form last night. Since it had been so long since I saw them last I wasn't sure if age slowed down what he did on stage. It hasn't, as he was running around the stage and doing all his signature stage moves the whole show and his voice was sounding great during it to. A few rough spots for him vocally but overall he did a hell of a job. If anyone has any doubts about who Axl has picked to be in this "new" version of the band, this show will kill those doubts immediately. He's got a very talented group of musicians with him and they play all the old material true to how the songs were originally. So fans don't have to worry about some new guy playing Slash's parts and ruining them because the new dude put his own twist on it. Now, I'm not a huge fan of solos/jams at concerts. I prefer a band to get out there and play their songs with no BS in between. But the way GnR does the solos and jams is different. They weren't pointless like a lot of bands do and they actually have a nice groove to them and it would easily transition into the next song. Bands should take a lesson from these guys on how to incorporate jams and solos into the set and make it seem natural and not boring.

I guess this show ran a little past some people's bed time. The last hour of the show saw a decent amount of people leave. The gate opened at 8 and the opening band didn't come on until around nine. You think that would give people the idea ahead of time that this was gonna be a late one? My friend who I went with had to be into work at 630 this morning and even he was wondering why people were leaving early and not getting their money's worth out of the show? It was great to hear my two favorite songs from them Estranged and Civil War. Definitely the two highlights of the show for me along with the stuff from Appetite. Everything sounded great though. People didn't seem to react too much to the Chinese Democracy material though. The four songs they did were some of the better songs from it. I like the album but I don't think it will ever get fully accepted into the fan base.

The venue was great. This is the second year they've had concerts at the Buffalo outer harbor. This was my first time attending a show there and it's just a stage set up on the open grass right on the shore of Lake Erie. It's a great place to have shows at. I will be seeing Alice Cooper there next week. Hopefully this thing is a success and they can bring in more bands each summer who haven't been here in awhile like they did with GnR.

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