Guns N’ Roses in Holland that is a rockshow you don’t want to miss out. Ahoy Rotterdam will be in for a treat tonight! The band just did an excellent tour through the UK. Here despite the late starting times, one thing is obvious… You’ll get blown away by a 3 hours set with fireworks, pyro’s and fucking great tunes!!
But first we got one opener this night
They rocked the enthusiastic audience with some nice stoner rockers and some great ballad type songs. If you looking for a fresh sound, don’t look further and go listen to this amazing band!
And then of course the wait has begun! But wait. What’s that 22.10 the lights go down and the intro kicks in accompanied with loud cheering from a decent fulled Ahoy. The first song Chinese Democracy kicks in with a great fountain of fireworks and there starts a 3 hour journey of pure Rock ‘N Roll . First of all compliments to the whole fucking band who showed they are a team of excellent playing chaps. The 3 guitarist Ron Thal , Richard Fortus and the last man joining the band DJ Ashba run all over the place. They know their pose and know how to get a crowd gone wild. Chris Pitman is together with Dizzy Reed the master of the keys. Frank Ferrer is kicking the drums and Tommy Stinson keeps it all together with his amazing bass work.
Rock ‘N Roll legend Axl Rose runs onstage in his vintage Rock ‘N Roll look and owns the whole Ahoy together with the band. The man runs, dance, makes jokes, talks to the audience. The version of This I Love, a hard song to sing, comes out so beautiful that the shivers runs down my spine. All the songs are on a high roll and the audience are going wild for it. At least I know I have to bang like a motherfucker screaming along with all the familiar lyrics.
The band treats the audience on a 3 hour setlist filled with most of the classics and of course the gems of Chinese Democracy.
The band is on fire and I love the band got no shame …. Bumble and DJ pulling kids on stage and let them play guitar. Right how awesome is that ….. and on the other hand being badass Rock ‘N Roll … DJ kicking down the fence towards backstage area and Axl making happy moves with lingerie waving around.
It all comes to a monumental ending with Paradise City, fireworks, pyro’s and confetti, making everybody going wild.
Guns N’ Roses has blown the roof of Ahoy last night with a great 3 hour Rock N Roll show.
To people saying this band lost some of his glory well…
TEXT AND PHOTO’S BY RONALD VAN DE BAAN