There’s nothing quite like getting to see your favorite band live. The way the crowd erupts during the opening of their favorite song is magical. Sadly, there are some bands you just can’t see anymore; whether it’s because they are no longer alive, like Jimi Hendrix, or the band isn’t together anymore, like The Police, you will never have the opportunity to see them live. Then there are the bands that broke up, then one of the founding members started a new band under the old band name, like Guns N Roses. Sure, Axl and some other backing band members are touring under the old name. They might even play some of the old hits, but it’s not the same. If you feel the same way, you’re in luck. There are a few GNR tribute bands out there that perfectly bring back the nostalgia of the original lineup. I had the opportunity to see one of these bands, Appetite For Destruction, at Freebird Live, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Appetite tore it up!
The rest of the photos from this show can be seen over at John Shippee Photography.