Guns N' Roses Dublin: too many bottles drives band off the stage
Guns N' Roses were bottled by offstage by fans Wednesday night (Sept 1) at the Dublin O2 venue.
They had to leave the stage after playing for just 20 minutes. Why was the audience so angry?
Seems Axl Rose's band were over an hour late onstage for the performance, reports EW. During 'Welcome To The Jungle', Rose stopped the song and addressed the crowd about the bottle-throwing.
"If you don't want to have fun, all you've got to do is let us know," he said. "We've got no problem - we'll go on our way." Three songs -- and a couple more bottles -- later, they bailed. According to the BBC, the bottles were not glass. They were plastic.
A member of the arena staff then announced they were "trying hard" to get the frontman to agree to return. After a 35-minute break the band came back, but by this time most fans had left the venue.
This is not the first time the band has been late. Guns N' Roses were an hour late onstage at Reading Festival last Friday (Aug 27), then protested when their sound was pulled. Two days later, at Leeds Festival, the band were half an hour late onstage and were angry at the promoters for not letting them play a bit longer.
Is there a lesson in this? Yes, do not keep drunken Irish fans waiting for an hour. They don't take kindly to it.
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