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PASADENA : Gun N' Roses Concert at Rose Bowl OKd


April 29, 1992

The Pasadena City Council on Tuesday approved an August heavy metal concert at the Rose Bowl, featuring Guns N' Roses and Metallica, despite the objections of neighborhood leaders.

The council vote permits the suspension of noise restrictions and extends the regular 10 p.m. curfew at the 100,000-plus seat stadium to midnight.

The financially beleaguered Rose Bowl expects to make about $400,000 from the Aug. 22 event, which is expected to attract 70,000 to 80,000 fans.

Profits could be even greater if the controversial Guns N' Roses violates an agreement to end the concert by midnight. Promoter Avalon Attractions has agreed to pay the city $4,000 for every minute the concert extends past 12:01 a.m.--or $66 a second.

But spokesmen for homeowners on the slopes of the Arroyo Seco, overlooking stadium, were not impressed.

"The overall interests of the people were irresponsibly ignored by the council," said Cam Currier, vice president of the Linda Vista-Annandale Assn., whose members live in the hills west of the bowl.

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