Thursday, JULY 15
THE BAND arrives in Buenos Aires where the temperature is near zero. A convoy of vans drives them to the Park Hyatt Hotel where a group of several hundred fans has already gathered. Being woken by the screams of the crowd around mid-afternoon, Slash and Duff sign autographs, which they make into paper darts and launch from the 10th floor. At 2.30pm, assorted band members in heavy disguise leave the hotel for a nearby cinema, where they sneak in to watch 'Jurassic Park'.
Despite an altercation later that night, where Dizzy gets a silver chain and a crucifix snatched by an eager female fan (it's later retrieved), Dizzy, Gilby and Slash end the night in the bar, entertaining fans on the piano.
Friday, JULY 16
TRAPPED BY the increasing amount of fans, the band spend the day stuck in the hotel.
Around 5pm, as the Gunners are getting ready for the show at the 70,000 capacity River Plate Stadium, a group of 50 police officers from the city's narcotics division descend on the hotel. Looking for a large amount of cocaine which has allegedly been stashed in one of the band member's rooms, they force their way into Axl's top floor suite, where he is eating dinner.
Finding nothing after a two-hour search of his and other band member's rooms, they drop the allegations. Just as the band's hotel is being invaded, drug squad officers arrive at the stadium and search through equipment and instruments. Finding nothing, they too abandon their quest.
Immediately afterwards, Axl calls a press conference (only the second one of the whole tour) so that the truth can be disseminated. At 8pm, an hour-and-a-quarter behind schedule, the band leave for the stadium.
The penultimate set of the world tour opens with 'It's So Easy' and closes 21 songs later with 'Paradise City'.
The band and crew return to the hotel to celebrate the approaching end of the tour together.
Saturday, JULY 17
THE LAST night of the tour. The show is going to be broadcast live on TV in Argentina and Uruguay.
The set kicks off at 9.30pm and begins with 'Nightrain', followed by 'Mr. Brownstone', 'Yesterdays', 'Live And Let Die', 'Attitude' (with Duff on vocals), 'Welcome To The Jungle', 'Double Talkin' Jive', 'Dead Flowers', 'You Ain't The First', 'Used To Love Her', 'Patience' (featuring an acoustic segment of Lennon's 'Imagine'), 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door', 'Dust N' Bones', 'November Rain', 'Dead Horse', 'You Could Be Mine', 'Sweet Child O' Mine', and 'Paradise City'.
The show over, Axl, Dizzy and Slash return to the hotel bar where Axl plays the grand piano, and the festivities end at 5.30am.
Sunday, JULY 18
GILBY, DUFF and Matt leave for the airport to head for home at 6.30am. Later in the day, Slash, Dizzy and Del James sneak off to see 'Jurassic Park' again, before catching a 7.45pm flight home.
By 9.30am, everyone is back in LA. The longest tour in rock history has ended.