A Day at the Guns N’ Roses Museum

gnr5 Tequila‘Twas the night after Guns N’ Roses and all through the Strip, Everywhere we looked the 80’s were hip

We thought we’d take a look at the Tower Records installation, and to our surprise, no one was there except for us. it had been a madhouse only the day before. People were buying tickets for 10 dollars each, and scalpers were getting up to 3 thousand dollars for the tickets. You could only purchase one at a time.

Inside the museum we encountered bits and pieces of GNR history. All of their gold records were on the wall. T’shirts with their ancient designs, posters from that era, flyers from times that were the 80’s. Slash’s top hat was on display, as were Duff McKagan’s leathers and Axl’s boxing outfit. The installation also included their MTV awards, GNR pinball machines, and a real live pay phone which one would use to score drugs back in the ancient days of yore.

Graffiti was everywhere, and there was a bar with no booze. The place was set up like a movie set. It was only open for 3 days — the day they built it, the day they sold the tickets, and the day they were taking down the promotion. We arrived on the last day; gee, we felt lucky. The GNR museum will go on tour with the band on their upcoming dates.

No, we didn’t go to the show but we had all the glamour…if you want a taste of glamour, check out their tour dates and our photo essay after the break.

Story and photos by Tequila Mockingbird & Kristen Addix, your rocking girls on the move.

Guns N’ Roses 2016 Tour Dates:
04/01 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
04/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena ^
04/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena ^
04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/19 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
04/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
04/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
06/23 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
06/26 – Washington, DC @ Fedex Field
06/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
07/01 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
07/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium
07/09 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
07/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
07/19 – Foxboro, MA @ Gilette Stadium
07/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
07/29 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
07/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
08/03 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
08/05 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
08/12 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
08/15 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
08/22 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves. www.lapunkmuseum.com
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