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1988.08.06 - Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, USA

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Post by Soulmonster on Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:21 am

Date:
August 6, 1988.

Venue:
Performing Arts Center.

Location:
Saratoga Springs, USA.

Setlist:
01. It's So Easy
XX. Mr. Brownstone
XX. Out Ta Get Me
XX. Move to the City
XX. Patience
XX. Paradise City
XX. Welcome to the Jungle
(Possibly incomplete setlist)

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

Quotes:

In Saratoga Springs, New York, a local paper reported, "police and security guards are calling it a night they won't soon forget." "There was nearly a riot," Izzy says. "I get off on that kind of vibe, where everything's just about ready to crack. When there's 25,000 people and they have, like, three security guys. God, it was intense, man. It was just on that fucking edge of 25,000 people coming down to the stage." When fans began sprinting onstage, the band bailed out [1988.11.17, Interview with the band].


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Post by Soulmonster on Tue May 06, 2014 9:06 am

Review in Schenectady Gazette, August 8, 1988:

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Post by Blackstar on Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:54 am

From a preview of the 1991 concert in Post-Star (June 9, 1991):
[...]

The SPAC shed has hosted some monster concerts in its 20-plus years of existence: The Who, Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead. But it was unprepared for Guns N’ Roses’ first appearance in the summer of 1988, opening for Aerosmith.

Some 25,000 fans jammed the amphitheater and hillside, and not all just to see Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steve Tyler, spin his microphone for the billionth time.

"When the lights went down, the place went nuts. Fans rushed towards the stage and packed any open space they could find,” said Post-Star copy editor Troy Burns, who from his seat in the eighth row of the SPAC amphitheater watched a near-riot evolve.

“People threw themselves onstage and were thrown back in the seats by the security personnel. They climbed onto the amplifiers and sound system. The band finally just dropped their instruments and stalked offstage.”

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