|JUNE 16th 2001 - CONCERT
Last night I was completely blown away ( and still half deaf from ) the Slash's
Snakepit here in Syracuse, NY. I will be honest and say I never really followed
any of GNR's spin offs or solo projects, but I think I will start with Slash's
You will have to forgive me as I don't know many of the bands originals, but
they all sounded pretty good. Its a pretty tight band. They DID do some
GNR songs ... they opened with Its So Easy ( the crowd went absolutely insane - I
thought someone was gonna get killed! ) and later on did Mr Brownstone. It was
a nice long set with a two sone encore at the end.
The whole night I waved my GNR hat ( its got metal plates on the front that
says GUNS N ROSES and another metal plate on the .. brim? whatever that
piece is called) right up front so the whole band could see it. The singer
grabbed it and I thought he was gonna take it, but he just sorta giggled.
The later on Slash looked at it for a bit and you could tell he was laughing
and shaking his head back and forth.
Slash is just an awesome stage presence, he was getting the crowd into it and
letting us almost grab his guitar and what not. And their singer, that guy
is amazing. He was just incredible the whole show, never let up, and was
making the crowd scream along. The rest of the band was cool too. I was
expecting one of them to "play Izzy" ( sorta just stand there the whole
time ) but no one did.
After the show, a line formed for autographed. I was right near the front
and as I waited I noted they had put nametag in front of each seat; the
nametags had the guys from the Rolling Stones names on them.
When I finally got up to get an autograph, I handed Slash the hat and my
ticket stub and asked if he could sign them. He said, "Dude, I saw you waving this hat
around all night!" .. to which I replied, "Well ya, I love the hat and I love you
man, you're the best guitarist I've ever heard." ... Slash says, "Cool."
The rest of the band signed my ticket stub and they were just all around
nice guys. You could tell they were happy to be out playing and for the
attention. I would definitely se them again.
Now, I only hope when I go to see GNR play (when they finally come around)
Axl will be in a good mood!