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1993.03.17 - Boston Garden, Boston, USA

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1993.03.17 - Boston Garden, Boston, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:06 pm

March 17, 1993.

Boston Garden.

Boston, MA, USA.

01. It's So Easy
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Nice Boys
04. The Garden
05. Live and Let Die
06. Welcome to the Jungle
07. Attitude
08. Double Talkin' Jive
09. You Ain't the First
10. You're Crazy
11. Used to Love Her
12. Patience
13. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
14. November Rain
15. Dead Horse
16. You Could Be Mine
17. Sweet Child O'Mine
18. Reckless Life
19. Don't Cry
20. Paradise City

Axl Rose (vocals), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Duff McKagan (bass), Dizzy Reed (keyboards) and Matt Sorum (drums).

Next concert: 1993.03.20.
Previous concert: 1993.03.16.
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Re: 1993.03.17 - Boston Garden, Boston, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:12 pm

When Metal Attacks: Guns N’ Roses’ Boston Bottle Incident
October 14, 2013 8:00 AM

When “hair metal” was at its peak and heavy blues rock continued to decline in the face of the “grunge” era, along came Guns N’ Roses. They invigorated the rock scene with their raw, aggressive rock & roll that ditched the glamour and fun of hair metal bands in favor of a more rebellious persona. They may not have been a true “heavy metal” band, but they certainly represented the attitude, none more than Axl Rose.

Well, Axl Rose’s personality certainly didn’t mix with those of drunk rock & roll fans in Boston. The band played the Boston Garden on March 17, 1993, and actually played relatively on time and delivered a strong set – but it still was not without incident.

According to a review of the show from the Boston Globe, a fan threw a glass bottle onto the stage toward the band after only three songs. This caused Axl & Co. to retreat to the backstage area, where they stayed for about 10 minutes.

This prompted “Bullsh*t!” chants from the crowd as the band sat backstage to take a breather before returning. The review notes that it would have been pretty much impossible for a fan to get a glass bottle past security into the crowd, so the fan likely brought the bottle from backstage.

And speaking of the band’s attitude, they launched into their Misfits cover “Attitude” when Slash quipped “Not that this city needs any.”

Boston has certainly garnered quite the reputation for having an attitude problem, and this bottle thrower at the Guns N’ Roses concert did nothing to silence those opinions. But hey it’s GNR, you have to expect their personalities and those of many Bostonians to clash.
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