Guns n Roses Plays CBGBs! (OK, Axl & Some Dudes Play the Varvatos Clothing Store)
Brooklyn Vegan reports that last night
Guns n Roses Axl Rose and a bunch of his buddies who are not Slash, Duff, etc. played legendary NYC club CBGBs the hip clothing store Varvatos in the Bowery.
According to Brookly Vegan,
Alberta Cross did in fact play the fashion week party at the Varvatos Store on Thursday night, but it ended up that they were only the opener for a much larger band. That band was Axl Rose and friends aka "Guns n Roses". Packed when it started, people waited for hours for the headliner to appear in the store that used to be CBGB. Over 90 minutes later, after Axl and band had finished a set of seventeen songs to the lucky (and fashionable) people in attendance (like Sebastian Bach and Kevin Bacon), the room was less than half full. People apparently couldn't stay awake - not because of the performance, but because of the (type of crowd it was and the) long wait time followed by the late ending. The show ended around 2:45am.
Axl, sporting a handlebar moustache (not that there's anything wrong with that...) and those other people he hangs out with played a set of Guns n Roses covers, a Dylan cover and one AC/DC cover (full set list after the jump). The crowd was spared much of Chinese Democracy.
Vid or didn't happen, you say? After the jump.
1. You're Crazy
2. Mr Brownstone
3. I Used to Love Her
4. Welcome to the Jungle
5. Street Of Dreams (The Blues)
7. It's So Easy
8. Band intros --> Patience
9. Rocket Queen
10. jam --> Catcher in the Rye
11. My Michelle
12. Knockin on Heavens Door
13. Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover)
14. Paradise City
15. Sweet Child of Mine
16. This I Love
17. Night Train