Australians Lose Their Shit After Guns N’ Roses Bass Tech Confuses Melbourne with Sydney
All Guns N’ Roses fans know Duff McKagan’s bass tech, McBob (pictured above right), even if they don’t realize it. I have no idea what McBob’s full/real name is, but he’s been introducing Guns N’ Roses for most of their career. He did the same for Velvet Revolver during McKagan’s tenure with that band.
So. The other night, Guns N’ Roses played in Melbourne after two nights of performing in Sydney. McBob, who it’s safe to assume was exhausted, shouted out “Sydney” instead of “Melbourne,” which, naturally, got a less-than-enthusiastic response from the crowd:
Goodnight Melton! There will be no encore! pic.twitter.com/cqIlWHV8cN
— BRIGGS AKA BIG SIGH (@BriggsGE) February 14, 2017
Of course, the band apologized…
Accidentally after 30 years McBob made an error, we're truly sorry. Thank you for coming out tonight!
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) February 14, 2017
Melbourne! Didn't notice r intro yday. R sincere apologies!! Really amazing crowd!💥McBob feels horrible pic.twitter.com/4hZ7C9xH0b
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) February 15, 2017
Melbourne, thank you for an awesome fucking evening! Apologies for the Spinal Tap intro! But, we had a great fucking time tonight! Cheers!
— Slash (@Slash) February 14, 2017
Melbourne! WOW!! 70k strong 2nite. Don't b2 hard on McBob 4saying 'Sydney' in the intro…his wife and fam r fom here. Hell catch it plenty!
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) February 14, 2017
…even though there is honestly no reason anyone should give a fuck. You try spending every few days in a different time zone and see if you can keep track of where you are after awhile. Shit, The Simpsons has been making jokes about this kinda thing for years — not just bands having no idea where they are, but audiences’ bizarre excitement over meaningless regional shout-outs.
So, really, no one should be offended if the band they’re seeing confuses their market with another market. Unless you live in New York and someone refers to you as New Jersey. Obviously, that’s is just fucking insulting.
[via Metal Insider]