SLASH

HMV PICTURE HOUSE, EDINBURGH

JULY 1,  2010

 

SADLY NO PHOTOS FROM THE SELL-OUT SHOW. SECURITY GROUPED FANS INTO 4'S FOR A PAT-DOWN AND BAG SEARCH ON THE WAY IN AND REMOVED ALL CAMERAS . 

THEY GOT MY MAIN FUJI CAMERA AT THE DOOR BUT DIDNT GET MY BACK-UP  UNTIL I TRIED A SHOT, TOWARDS THE END OF THE SHOW.

SECURITY BLAMED THE BAND FOR THIS. HOWEVER, AFTER THE GIG, BRENT FITZ ASSURED ME IT WAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM AND SLASH IS VERY HAPPY FOR FANS TO SHOOT NON-PRO CAMERAS AT  GIGS.  THIS TALE IS OFTEN THE CASE AT MANY VENUES.

I HAD STOOD IN LINE IN THE BAKING HEAT FOR 6 HOURS TO GET MY SPOT AT THE BARRIER.  2 MINS BEFORE DOORS OPENED THEY SAID THEY WERE TAKING CAMERAS.

WHILE I WAS DENIED, MANY AROUND ME WERE HAPPILY SNAPPING AWAY ON THEIR CAMERA PHONES, WHICH ONLY ADDS TO THE FRUSTRATION.

I DO GET VERY INCENSED BY THE CONSTANT VICTIMISATION SHOWN  TO AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY BY VENUES.  

HOWEVER ON A MORE POSITIVE NOTE, I WAS ABLE TO GET SLASH TO SIGN MY CLASSIC ROCK MAG WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE VENUE.

MYLES KENNEDY SIGNED IT BEFORE GETTING ON THE BUS AFTER THE SHOW.

I GOT MYLES' GUITAR PIC FROM THE STAGE AND LATER SOUND TECH, TATER, WHO RECOGNISED ME FROM MANY PREVIOUS ALICE CAMPAIGNS,

FURNISHED ME WITH A FULL SET OF PLECS WHICH WAS VERY COOL!

GOT TO CHAT TO BRENT AND THE BAND AFTER THE SHOW TOO SO IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT FOR SURE.

JUST A SHAME I DIDN'T GET A SINGLE USABLE PHOTO!

                           

 

MYLES KENNEDY ARRIVES AT THE VENUE

          

 

SLASH SIGNS BEFORE THE SHOW                                     

 

SLASH SIGNS AFTER THE SHOW

 

                 

BRENT FITZ AND I AFTER THE SHOW.  CONDITIONS INSIDE WERE 'HOT' TO SAY THE LEAST AND I CAME OUT SATURATED AND LOOKING VERY BEDRAGGLED...LOL