Do you remember what happened 20 years ago today?
I fucking do!
20 years ago today, I was 18 years old. And I was preparing for the show of my life. I was preparing for the Guns N’ Roses / Metallica show at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. It was a killer bill. Faith no more / Metallica / Guns n Roses.
How could you ask for more. If I remember correctly, the prices for the tickets were “roughly” 45$. Very cheap if you compare to the overpriced tickets bands charges. (Except for GnR that charges way less than others!
Anyhow, I was preparing for the show of my life. THe show took place. Faith no more went on. Followed by Metallica. Halfway threw the set, a pyro went on, and James Hetfield was burned very badly. They had to go home.
Guns N’ Roses took the stage 2 hours later. And disapeared 45 minutes later.
I came back home crying. We will never know what happened this night. Bad sound? Bad night? Sickness? Anyhow. I was pretty sad. But the end of show got a bit violent outside the Olympic Stadium. A huge riot started. Police cars were put into flames, the Montreal Expos boutique was completly vandalized. The riot stopped couple of hours later.
Anyhow. I just wanted to remember myself and others of what happened in Montreal, 20 years ago! One night I will never forget!
It took 18 years before the Gunners came back to Montreal. Another show I will never ever forget!