That Time I Got Axl Rose Tickets to a Philadelphia 76ers Game
Recently, a brand new music festival was announced that I think a lot of our listeners at WMGK would love to attend.
Where Coachella tends to lean toward a younger generation and current top-40 types of artists, this new festival is aimed at hard rock and metal enthusiasts!
The festival is called Power Trip and it is going to take place over a long weekend in October on the 6th, 7th, and 8th.
Wow, talk about a great lineup!
But there’s one more band that is also going to be performing that weekend that I have a cool story about from the past!
That band is Guns N’ Roses!
Being that this festival was recently announced and the NBA Playoffs are currently taking place, I figured this was the perfect time to tell this story!
I’m sure many of you remember the infamous moment when Allen Iverson stepped over Tyronn Lue in game one.
But when the series came back to Philadelphia, another star came with the teams as well!
And that star was Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose!
I actually helped him secure his tickets to come catch a game at what was then the First Union Center.
This is back when I worked at Y100 and my early years as the public address announcer for the Sixers.
It was awesome getting to help Axl see a game, and he repaid the favor by taking us all out to dinner after the game!
He took us to Smith and Wollensky at Rittenhouse Square!
It was an awesome restaurant back in the day, but unfortunately, it is no longer there.
Funnily enough, Todd MacCulloch from the Sixers came to dinner with us, too!
Unfortunately, the series didn’t go the way we all hoped for the Sixers, but I’m sure Axl was happy that his Lakers won.
Overall, though, it was a night I’ll always remember as I’m sure the Power Trip festival will be for all those who attend!
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