N' ROSES 2002 TOUR DIARY
TOUR DIARIES WERE FROM
December 2, 2002
The two back to back shows in Ohio
(Cleveland then Columbus) were solid GNR shows that left the hungry crowds
completely satiated and satisfied. In honor of the Ohio State
Buckeyes amazing football season Axl wore Buckeyes jersey each night.
One of the more humorous moments occurred when Axl teased the Columbus
crowd about rioting after their football victory. It was a must see
GNR in Canada
Papparazi somehow found out that the members of GNR and their road crew
were going to celebrate Thanksgiving at the Centro Bar & Grill in
Toronto. After dinner Axl and longtime GNR associate, Del James, were
spotted at the 721 club, a notorious afterhours establishment where
everyone entering is frisked for guns. Axl smoked cigars, drank, and
chatted with the locals until 5am. Not too bad considering he had a
sold out concert at the Air Canada Centre the next day. An unofficial
rumor going around is that a new building record for merchandise as well
as a record for the amount beer sold was set the night of GNR's
performance in Toronto. One thing is certain, by the time GNR went
onstage all of the beer in the Air Canada Centre had been sold and drank.
The lively crowd was on their feet for a solid two hours from the opening
notes of "Welcome To the Jungle" until the final strands of
"Paradise City." Sporting a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey in
a building where hockey borders religion, Axl addressed the Montreal riot
of '92 as well as the recent cancellation in Vancouver. Guns N'
Roses performed an amazing set that included three new songs. Two days
later in Boston, Dizzy Reed and Robin Finck were spotted at the Fleet
Center at a Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Hortnets basketball game. Before
the opening tip off, the crowd was getting pumped up for action as
"Welcome To The Jungle" played over the PA system.
thanks to Melissa from Electric Artists.