(Classic Rock) A fan claims Guns N’ Roses security ripped up her ‘Where’s Izzy’ sign at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium even though it made frontman Axl Rose laugh and respond with “that’s a good question”.
Caroline Campos made the sign similar to one which can be seen in the Don’t Cry music video – and is also a reference to the band’s former guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who is not involved in the reunion tour.
She held it up as former GNR drummer Steven Adler joined the band on stage to play My Michelle and Out Ta Get Me.at the weekend. She claims Axl Rose saw the sign and started laughing – but the security team and stage crew later “swarmed” the area to find and destroy it.
Campos says: “When the original drummer Steven Adler came out to play his set, I held up my sign with cheers from most of the people in my section. Axl looked at my sign and started laughing and said, ‘That’s a good question!’ He seemed to appreciate the sign.
“I put the sign away during actual performances so I wouldn’t block the people behind me, only held it up between songs when the lights came on. But about 10 to 15 minutes later, while GNR were playing November Rain, our section got swarmed by security and stage crew with headsets on.”
She continues: “They went row by row asking ‘Who has the sign? Who has the Where’s Izzy sign?’ Eventually they made it to the row behind me and saw the sign tucked under my chair.
“A guy in jeans and a black shirt tapped my shoulder and said ‘Is that your sign? You need to give it to me.’ I said ‘Why? Who are you?’
“He showed a badge and said ‘I’m with the band and they’ve asked for the sign to be removed.’ I said, ‘We aren’t allowed to have signs? But I read that..’ and he cut me off and said ‘You can’t have that sign. Give it to me.’ ”