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September 18, 2021
Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Setlist:
01. It's So Easy
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Chinese Democracy
04. Slither
05. Double Talkin' Jive
Link Wray's "Rumble" intro
06. Welcome to the Jungle
07. Better
08. Estranged
09. Live And Let Die
10. You're Crazy
11. Rocket Queen
12. You Could Be Mine
13. I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges cover)
14. Absurd
15. Civil War
Slash Guitar Solo (You Gotta Move/Mannish Boy Jam)
16. Sweet Child O' Mine
17. November Rain
18. Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell cover)
19. Patience
Alice Cooper's "Only Women Bleed" intro
20. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
21. Nightrain
Encore
Band jam intro
22. Madagascar
23. Don't Cry
24. The Seeker
25. Paradise City

Date:
September 18, 2021.

Venue:
Summerfest.

Location:
Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Line-up:
Axl Rose: Vocals and piano
Slash: Lead and rhythm guitar, and backing vocals
Richard Fortus: Rhythm and lead guitar, and backing vocals
Duff McKagan: Bass and backing vocals
Dizzy Reed: Piano and backing vocals
Frank Ferrer: Drums
Melissa Reese: Keyboard and backing vocals

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Post by Blackstar Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:42 pm

Review in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 19:
Guns N' Roses sends Milwaukee's Summerfest off in a blaze of glory with an epic, three-hour set

Piet Levy | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The shirt Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose wore said it all: “It doesn’t get any better than this.”

It was a slogan for an Old Milwaukee magazine ad, slapped across the second of more than a dozen vintage tees that he wore, appropriately enough, in Milwaukee, for Summerfest 2021’s grand finale at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater Saturday.

And what a way for the Big Gig to go out, with GNR matching Dave Matthews Band’s Summerfest runtime this past Wednesday with a three-hour marathon.

Except this show was far, far, far more intense.

But I have to admit, initially, I didn’t think GNR was going to live up to the ginormous expectations.

The band started things off with “It’s So Easy,” but Rose’s voice sounded thinner and more strained than I remember it being at GNR’s 2017 show at the Bradley Center. The capacity crowd was on its feet, but during that number, the energy in the audience was pretty static. (Pyro would have helped. Strangely, there was none Saturday. Don’t underestimate the value of some good kabooms at a rock show.)

But Rose still had this glimmer in his eye, like he knew something no one else did. Some 20,000 fans realized it soon enough: The band was going to kick ass Saturday.

Even with some shaky vocals at the start, Rose couldn’t stop shaking, and spinning, and strutting. Even when he blew his nose toward the back of the stage during "Estranged," he was still moving his whole body to the music. He must have tossed his mic stand, literally, 100 times. (Which explains why the presumably annoyed roadie never rushed out to grab it. This wasn't a sprint, people; it was a marathon.)

But for the fifth song, "Double Talkin' Jive," Guns N' Roses — and specifically Slash — started to live up to their legend. With veins bulging in his right bicep and hand, Slash ripped through a dazzling blaze of notes, his lips involuntarily moving, like he was summoning some dark spirits. Even the "breather" portions of his double-stuffed solo was full of pizzazz, with Slash at one point sounding like Dick Dale ripping through an intricate Argentine tango.

From there, with a little nod to Link Wray & the Wraymen's "Rumble," Slash ushered in the first massive hit of the night — "Welcome to the Jungle" — and from that point on, Rose's hellfire falsetto was in fine form, with the rocker crying out "You're gonnnnaa dieeeee" with cheerful menace.

A cover of Wings' "Live and Let Die" came soon after, but Rose couldn't let guitarists Slash and Richard Fortus, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese, and drummer Frank Ferrer have all the fun with those famous post-verse rock blitzes. So every time they wailed, Rose tried to match their intensity and volume with his own piercing holler.

Seventy minutes into the set, Rose spoke in the soft tone of a sleepy NPR host, suggesting it was that part of the show where it "was time to calm down." Fair enough — but it was a fake-out, with Ferrer and founding bassist Duff McKagan blasting off into "You Could Be Mine."

McKagan, wearing a sleeveless Harley-Davidson shirt, took lead vocals for a spirited cover of the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog," before Rose returned to lead the band through "Absurd," the first new song with Rose, Slash and McKagan in 27 years. It wasn't revolutionary, with Rose singing in a lower register, but it fit well in the set list.

Then came the night's main event — a jaw-dropping, 10-minute Slash guitar solo, with simmering touches of Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy." The tour's camera crew zoomed in on his hands on guitar, and it was otherworldly watching those hands do what they did. Whereas before Slash's lips would move involuntarily during a tricky guitar part, for this solo, he looked like a man in the midst of a nervous breakdown, strangling another man to death with his bare hands.

By comparison, Slash's strenuous guitar parts for the subsequent two songs — "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "November Rain" — came off like a Sunday stroll through a peaceful park.

"November Rain" also marked the legitimate part of the show when things slowed down — except GNR couldn't settle for boring. So while sitting at a Yamaha grand piano during the song, Rose sat on the back half of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle instead of a plain old bench. And for an extended cover of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," Slash played on a 12-string guitar, following Fortus' lead here, who demonstrated his own virtuosity, bringing in a little funk strut, some weeping blues riffs, and some spicy country pickin'.

The heart rate of the show slowing a smidge gave Rose a little more control over his vocals, until a snappy take of The Who's "The Seeker" slipped into the Summerfest grand finale's ultimate grand finale: a ripping rendition of "Paradise City," climaxing with Rose throwing his handheld mic into the pit like an Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass.

A mic drop just wouldn't suffice, nor for Slash, a simple bow. After everything he put his arms through Saturday, the guitarist found the strength right before leaving the stage to do a handstand.
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