Canada (Calgary), March 28, 2005 Review

artist: Velvet Revolver date: 03/31/2005 category: live concerts

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Velvet Revolver: Canada (Calgary), March 28, 2005
The audience was crazy. The band did a great job. They opened with "Sucker Train Blues" and finished with "Slither."
 Sound: 8
 Perfomance: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
Canada (Calgary), March 28, 2005 Reviewed by: TMG313, on march 31, 2005
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Sound: Scott Weiland did a great job on vocals. Slash was on the ball as usual busting out some amazing solos, as was Dave with rhythm. Matt was awesome on drums, and Duff was great on bass. Overall the band did a great job. The only complaint I had was how the sound was mixed. Unfortunatly it wasn't done as well as it should of been. There was a couple times whens Slash's solo went unheard, or Scott was drowned out by rhythm and drums. But overall the sound was good. // 8

Perfomance: The audience was crazy. Everyone was drunk by half way through VR's set. They opened with "Sucker Train Blues" and finished with "Slither." At the end of the show after two encores they had blazed through the entire "Contraband" album, plus done some classic GN'R hits like "It's So Easy" and "Mr. Brownstone." They also did some STP songs of which unfortunatly I don't know the name because I'm not that familiar with them. There were two giant screens, and between shots of the band the camera men shot the audience. Realizing they were onstage various girls flashed/made out, etc. Almost like a girls gone wild "VR Style." During the songs the screens also flashed dancing half naked chicks/thai kickboxing which actually set the mood quite well. // 10

Overall Impression: Velvet Revolver in the Saddledome in Calgary, AB, Canada, on March 28, 2005, was a great time. The openers were 3 Days Grace who were actually surprisingly good, but didn't really fit with the Velvet Revolver genre. The ticket cost me $70 overall, but was well worth it. For me, some unforgetable moments were every single guitar solo, courtesy of Slash, and of course you can't go wrong with the naked chicks. I would definitly go to the next VR performance. // 10

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