This day has been a long time coming for Ottawa Guns N’ Roses fans. They will hit the stage at 7:30 tonight at TD Place. Now, you may be thinking ‘been there done that’ but wait a minute. Besides $50 tickets and no bad seat in the house, there are 5 really good reasons to get off your butt and down to TD Place for tonight’s show!
#5 – It’s an outdoor show! We have the ultimate summer weather for an outdoor show! After a sunny, 30 degree day, the forecast call for a perfect evening with a low of 18.
#4 – Pyro! Since this is an outdoor show, the opportunity for major, freakin’ PYRO is ours to behold. Expect to be blown away!
#3 – Axl Rose won’t be late. He hasn’t been late yet on this tour, unlike the last time they played Ottawa on January 31, 2010. GNR finally hit the stage after the beer concessions had closed. I’ll never forget the surly crowd that was sobering up as the band finally hit the stage close to midnight. Get to TD Place early as they hit the stage at 7:30. Expect a 3 hour show!
#2 – Axl & Slash together in Ottawa for the first time since 1987! Add in Bassist Duff McKagan, and you pretty much have the original lineup. It’s pretty cool that they are playing in the very same spot that they last played when the band’s star was rising. In ’87 the venue was known as the Civic Centre. A listener once told me a story about chatting with Axl and Slash in ’87, across the street at Kettleman’s Bagel shop before the show.
#1 – The number one reason that you should go see Gun N’ Roses tonight? You’re not that old!