Last Night’s Adventure: Traffic, Parking, Guns N’ Roses, at the Rogers Centre

Last night was a rock ‘n’ roll adventure like no other as thousands of die-hard Guns N’ Roses fans descended upon the Rogers Center for a night of high-energy music, nostalgia, and a touch of chaos. Despite the hurdles faced before the show, including dreadful traffic and parking nightmares, the legendary rock band delivered an unforgettable performance that made it all worth it.

The evening didn’t start smoothly as the notorious Toronto traffic held many fans hostage for hours, inching their way towards the venue. The struggle to find a parking spot added to the pre-show stress, but once inside, the excitement in the air drowned out those early frustrations.

Guns N’ Roses, notorious for their unpredictable timing, lived up to their reputation by not starting on time. However, it seemed like no one in the audience was genuinely surprised, as this has become somewhat of a trademark for the band. In the world of GNR, patience is a virtue, and the audience knew that the wait would be worth it.

One disappointment of the night was the absence of an encore. The band had played an impressive 30 songs from their extensive catalog, leaving no room for the customary return to the stage. Yet, no one seemed to mind, as each song brought the Rogers Center to life in its own way, and the crowd was left buzzing with euphoria.

Despite the Rogers Center’s reputation for sometimes muddying the sound of even the greatest bands, Guns N’ Roses sounded absolutely fantastic. The intricate guitar work of Slash, the thundering bass of Duff McKagan, and Axl Rose’s iconic vocals all came through crisp and clear. It was a testament to the band’s professionalism and skill.

One fervent Guns N’ Roses fan in the midst of the crowd exclaimed, “The heat was exhausting but it was absolutely worth it! GNR played for almost 3 hours straight. Axel was fantastic, and the rest of the band rocked! Can’t wait to see them again.”

The setlist was a journey through the band’s storied career, featuring classics like “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” “November Rain,” and “Paradise City.” They also threw in some surprises, covering songs by other legendary artists such as Bob Dylan and The Stooges. The highlight of the evening was perhaps Slash’s mesmerizing guitar solo, which left the audience in awe of his virtuosity.

In the end, despite the rocky start and the absence of an encore, Guns N’ Roses proved once again why they are one of the greatest rock bands of all time. They left their mark on the Rogers Center, and the fans left with unforgettable memories. For those in attendance, it was a night of pure rock ‘n’ roll magic, reminding everyone why they fell in love with Guns N’ Roses in the first place. Until next time, Toronto eagerly awaits their return to the stage.

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Guns N’ Roses Setlist Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada, World Tour 2023

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