Guns N' Roses packs a lifetime of rock into one night in Tel Aviv – The Jerusalem Post

On a hot Tel Aviv night, more than 60,000 people gathered together in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park to watch music legends Guns N’ Roses rock out for a whopping 3 hours.

Okay, that’s enough “official concert review lingo.” I am not a journalist, and my iTunes catalog may or may not include Debbie Gibson, *Milli Vanilli, and the Pointer Sisters. (*Zichrono l’vracha to Milli.) I did not attend this concert because anyone confused me with a precocious, teenage, music-loving Cameron Crowe. I came to Yarkon Park to sweat, to have fun, and to get in touch with my inner nice-Jewish-boy 15 year-old self, who unknowingly sang along to heroin-inspired lyrics. Not heroine, as in Hannah Senesh. Heroin, as in “Mr. Brownstone.” And if you thought you’d ever read the name “Hannah Senesh” in a GnR concert review, please come to will call to collect your prize.

The band’s current tour is called “Not in this lifetime” named for the answer Axl Rose gave in 2012 when asked if the original band would ever reunite, and also when the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv high-speed train is expected to be finished. But there they were: Axl, legendary guitar player Slash, bass player Duff McKagan, and some other people who did absolutely nothing wrong all night.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the show would start thirty-minutes earlier than planned, making it three hours long, instead of two and a half. Considering you can easily go on Youtube and watch other shows from the current tour which all clock in right around three hours, I find it hard to believe that the show length was unknown until this week. Was this some ploy to get Shabbat-observant fans to buy tickets, expecting to see most of the show before this week’s announcement? I don’t know, but it stunk

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