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1986.09.20 - LA Street Scene Festival, Los Angeles, USA

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1986.09.20 - LA Street Scene Festival, Los Angeles, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:37 am

Date:
September 20, 1986.

Venue:
LA Street Scene Festival.

Location:
Los Angeles, USA.

Setlist:
01. Welcome to the Jungle
02. Out Ta Get Me
03. Think About You
04. Mr. Brownstone

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Duff McKagan (bass) and Steven Adler (drums).

Notes:
The show was stopped early because the crowd was too rowdy.

Quotes:
LA Street Scene was a blast. [KNAC, December 1996]
After a long day of other bands playing, we got onstage and started playing, and the kids took that as the signal to just lose it. It was cool, we had all these skinheads throwing oil barrels and playing catch with them, tossing them across the crowd. They were tearing the stage from underneath and all kinds of stuff. After the fourth song, we had so many people onstage we didn't know who was the band or what. Well, the fire marshal shut us down, that was it. The fans, or whoever they were, were really cool. I go in for that shit. That's my big kick - the more hardcore, the more I get off on it. [Faces - Widsom of Slash, June 1989]
We were scheduled to open for Poison, who were headlining one of the bigger stages. It was going to be our biggest high-profile gig to date, and we were ready to blow Poison off the stage. In the end we didn't even have to: we got up there and played, and everybody went nuts, climbing the scaffolding and pushing the stage to and fro in excitement. By the time we were done, the fire marshals decided to close the place down. I remember seeing Poison roll up in all their glitter, ready to go on but unable to. I was quite pleased to see them all dressed up with no stage to play [Slash's autobiography, page 128-129]
We played the Los Angeles “Street Scene” concert for 5,000 people in downtown L.A. We only got to do 4 songs before the crowd went crazy on us. […] We did a song called They’re Out To Get Me and the kids started throwing 60-gallon oil drums at the cops. The crowd went fuckin’ bananas. All these kids – punk rockers, heavy metal kids, everyone – just going nuts. If I could have said, “Tear up downtown!” all of downtown L.A. would have been rubble! But the fire marshals made us stop playing ‘cause all those oil drums were spilling liquid into the electrical system and we were gonna get fried if we stayed onstage. That would have been really heavy! [Hit Parader, May 1987]
They knocked the place down and they were climbing up onstage [Hit Parader, May 1987]
Next concert: 1986.10.23.
Previous concert: 1986.09.13.
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Re: 1986.09.20 - LA Street Scene Festival, Los Angeles, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:26 am

Added new quotes from the missing section of the Hit Parader May 1987 that @Blackstar uncovered.
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