GNR’s announcer, the longtime instrument tech known simply as McBob, has earned a reputation for his trademark tongue-in-cheek introductions — most notably a riff on Kiss’ traditional “you wanted the best, you got the best …” lead-in that ends with the twist “they couldn’t f—ing make it.” From now on in Melbourne, however, he’ll be known as the guy who mistakenly said hello to Sydney.
The mix-up, which you can see in the fan-shot footage above, was greeted with boos but was ultimately just one small bump in a well-received performance. As the Herald Sun wrote, “While the band started on the back foot with a chorus of boos after a rookie, Spın̈al Tap-like shout out to Sydney, they recovered quickly with ‘It’s So Easy’ and ‘Mr. Brownstone’ forming a killer one-two punch to open the show, soon followed by ‘Welcome to the Jungle.'”
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