Guns N’ Roses were everywhere for a few years in the late 80’s and early ’90’s. Their Appetite For Destruction album was massive and I doubt any of my friends, their friends, or their friends friends, didn’t own a copy of it at the time. I remember when I first heard Sweet Child O’ Mine, on Tommy Vance’s rock show in 1988, I was immediately hooked by them.
Anyway, by 1993 I was less an all-out fan but they were still a band I really wanted to catch live so when they announced an open air concert at Milton Keynes Bowl myself, and a girl I liked, both brought tickets to go. As it turned out, the girl and I were dating by the time the concert came round so that was an added bonus 🙂
Unfortunately I believe we missed Blind Melon and only caught part of Soul Asylum’s set but did manage to see The Cult – who have some cracking tracks and I was already a fan of, and whom I’d see again a couple of months later headlining at Brixton Academy – but Axel, Slash and co took to the stage and played a great set. Obviously by 1993 they’d amassed quite a catalogue, but they managed to fit in all the hits and more. Whilst they didn’t blow me away I’m still glad I managed to see them when I did.