Sound: The sound quality was pretty good. The noise levels were quiet during the support (don't have a clue Who they were, nothing special). As soon as VR took to the stage, the volume was cranked up, loud! About midway through the set, during I think it was "Headspace" it got a bit distorted but the guys behind the desj sorted it out quickly. // 8
Perfomance: The crowd were like statues during the support act, no movement, no noise. But as soon as the banner at the back rolled itself down saying "Rock n f--king roll". Everyone livened up pretty quickly! Once the lights dimmed it was chaos. I was quite near the front so it was a bit of a squeeze! Once Duff walked on stage and started playing the opening riff for "Sucker Train Blues" everyone went mad, headbanging away whil slash and dave wailed away on their Gibson's (Slash was using an SG at the start while Dave was using a Les Paul).
After the first number, Scott Weiland screams at us "Manchester, England! We are Velvet Revolver, if you can f--k, then you can f--k to this!" and launched into "Do It For The Kids", they never let up until it slowed down for "Fall To Pieces". A rendition of STP's "Sex Type Thing" was thrown in at some point, can't remember when exactly. Their first encore was a GnR classic "Used To Love Her" followed by "Slither", once they went off for another 2-3 minutes, they treated us to "It's so easy", middle fingers in the air! Then for the last song they went straight into "Negative Creep" by Nirvana. // 10
Overall Impression: The openers were crap, can't remember antyhing about them apart from the lead singer looked a state and the drummer looked uncannily like my old man! Velvet Revolver were feeding of the crowds energy all night, and they loved it! Tickets were 17.50, very reasonable for a gig like that. Velvet Revolver have announced another UK tour in January 2005. I'm definitely going again! // 10