30 People Arrested at Guns ’N Roses Concert, Proving GNR Still Rock and Roll

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On Saturday night, Axl Rose welcomed New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium to the jungle, and the audience sure let their wild side out. Unfortunately, local law enforcement was not feeling that serpentine. The New Jersey State Police told New Jersey 101.5 that they arrested “at least 30” people at the show on charges that ranged from disorderly conduct to “open lewdness” to a rather large number of solicitation arrests (11 in total). While it’s been reported that the band has made the lyrics “The show usually starts around seven/We go on stage at nine” a mantra of the past with a more responsible outlook for their Not in This Lifetime Tour, it's been 20 years since the whole gang — or at least the gang that matters (Axl Rose and Slash) — got back together again. That's a lot of decades worth of "Paradise City"’–inspired antics for the folks of New Jersey to keep bottled up. Most of the charges were minor, so the wily fans scream-singing pleas to "please, please take me home" were probably heard quickly.