I haven’t been blogging much because i’ve been pretty busy. I’ve been meaning to blog about a lot of stuff so let’s get to it!
First up is seeing my Hard Rock Heroes Guns N’ Roses live when they came to Singapore in February. I first got introduced to GnR in my mid-teens and i instantly became a fan of their music. They were the reason why i wanted to learn the guitar in the first place; to learn how to play their songs! Back then, seeing a GnR reunion felt like it was never going to happen because of the feud between the original members so i never got my hopes up. The closest i got to seeing a GnR concert was the time Slash came to Singapore with Myles Kennedy as the Singer and they played GnR classics, i thought that was what it felt like if a reunion were to happen. But again, i didn’t put too much thought to it seeing that at that time when Slash was promoting his Solo album, Axl Rose was touring with his new incarnation of Guns N’ Roses.
Lo and behold, a Guns N’ Roses Reunion happened and i was super excited about it! More so when they announced a concert here in SG!
So the 25th of Feb came. My body was ready. I’ve BEEN ready for many years already! I got my ticket, got my GnR T-Shirt on, GnR songs in my playlist, made my way to Changi Exhibition Centre.
I went to the Merchandise Booth and pretended to browse through the stuff they got displayed, because i couldn’t afford any of those, i mean, $50 for a T-Shirt?! I can get $20 for a Gnr T-Shirt at Peninsula! I’ve already spent too much on this ticket, which costs me $300. Food and drinks there were no exception so i skipped those too. Past experiences have taught me to have my lunch at home. The queues for the booths can get crazy long so i thought it best to get to the concert venue early to get a good view.
Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown was playing and they were good! I liked their music which sounded like the old school type of Rock that you don’t get a lot these days. I’ve followed them on their FB page and am going to check out more of their music pretty soon.
Wolfmother played later as the 2nd opening band. They were great too but their music didn’t resonate as well as TBATS did with me. I’m sure there were a lot of Wolfmother fans there that were happy to see them live based on the cheers when they played their songs.
So night came, the main event was about to start, the lights were dimmed, i was squashed in the crowd, just wanted them to get on stage already…where were they?
And then they came on with “It’s So Easy” and i just lost it. It was unbelievable. I saw Axl, Slash and Duff on stage live i was smiling from ear to ear. Axl sounded so damn good! Slash was legendary as always. The whole band was tight! All that waiting and sweating under the heat didn’t matter when they got on stage.
For obvious reasons, Axl can longer able to do the snake dance as fluid as he could in his younger days lol.
I think i was that crazy, super hardcore fan that knew and sang to like 99% of their songs. It felt like a dream come true to see my favourite band playing the classic GnR songs like November Rain, Welcome to the Jungle and my personal favourite Nightrain. It was simply amazing. Everyone sang along to the songs, i got excited when they actually played some from the Chinese Democracy album (don’t hate, there’s some good stuff in that album too. I like to see it as an Axl Rose Solo album), what a night it was. I only wished they had played Don’t Cry, because that was the very first song i learned on the guitar, but despite that it still was a great setlist and i’m just glad they decided to reunite (albeit without Izzy and Adler) and perform here in Singapore.
Thank you Guns N’ Roses, for your Music and an awesome night i’ll never forget.
Check it out. I’ve seen most of my favourite bands live and now even GnR. If it’s not too much to ask, Universe, can i get to see Helloween, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Disturbed live too? 😀
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