EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — The long-awaited Guns N’ Roses concert has arrived and die-hard fans traveled from all over to see them in El Paso.
Thousands packed UTEP’s Sun Bowl, some arriving as early as 3 p.m. Fans of all ages were excited to see the legendary band and opening act ZZ Top.
A group of musicians traveled from California for the concert.
“For me it’s cool to be in Texas to see ZZ Top, being that they’re from here. But it’s also because my father was a musician as well. He does a lot of covers of these songs and tribute bands,” one of them said.
Pete said he’s seen the Guns N’ Roses band members before but this time it will be a different experience for him. "I think for me, it's the fact that I've seen all of the members of Guns N’ Roses separately, whether it be Gilley, Slash, Axel, but to finally see them together again, I think that's so important."
Ernesto Carpio from Northeast El Paso said Guns N’ Roses music is timeless.
"Yeah, sometimes bands break up and split up. But their music still plays to this day. It's one of those things where you can't go wrong with it. You hear a Guns N’ Roses song come on at a bar, everybody knows it,” Carpio said.
The concert was not a sold-out one, according to UTEP officials.
Traffic was hectic getting into the Sun Bowl from I-10 and Mesa and the same will be true as people try to get home afterward.
TXDOT in El Paso canceled Wednesday’s construction closure of I-10 west to ease traffic for concertgoers.