"Been waiting outside the Varvatos Bowery store for six hours now. This party better be fun :(" - Nat Thomson

photos by Nate "Igor" Smith

Varvatos

Alberta Cross did in fact play the fashion week party at the Varvatos Store on Thursday night, but it ended up that they were only the opener for a much larger band. That band was Axl Rose and friends aka "Guns n Roses". Packed when it started, people waited for hours for the headliner to appear in the store that used to be CBGB. Over 90 minutes later, after Axl and band had finished a set of seventeen songs to the lucky (and fashionable) people in attendance (like Sebastian Bach and Kevin Bacon), the room was less than half full. People apparently couldn't stay awake - not because of the performance, but because of the (type of crowd it was and the) long wait time followed by the late ending. The show ended around 2:45am.

More pictures, a video and the full setlist below....

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the three other camera photo shots....

Guns n Roses @ The Varvatos Store, NYC - 2/11/2010 (by theBigPA)
Guns and Roses

photo by Josh
Guns and Roses

photo by Josh
Guns and Roses

setlist:
1. You're Crazy
2. Mr Brownstone
3. I Used to Love Her
4. Welcome to the Jungle
5. Street Of Dreams (The Blues)
6. Sorry
7. It's So Easy
8. Band intros --> Patience
9. Rocket Queen
10. jam --> Catcher in the Rye
11. My Michelle
12. Knockin on Heavens Door
13. Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover)
14. Paradise City
encore
15. Sweet Child of Mine
16. This I Love
17. Night Train