Believe it or not, the day is finally upon us and Chinese Democracy will formally see the light of day. At 12:01 a.m., Best Buy will roll out the disc.
Amazingly, I've held out and have not listened to every track on the disc. Guns n' Roses offered a screening of the album on Myspace earlier this week, but I never had enough time - plus, I really wanted to wait and listen to the physical CD. I figure after waiting 14 years, two more days wouldn't kill me.
I am buying the disc today - just like a lot of you I suspect. I'll post about my purchasing experience when I return from Best Buy. I don't expect any mad rushes for the door, people jockeyingfor position or running to the cash register, but hey - you never know.
An update: I picked up my copy of Chinese Democracy right after Best Buy in Dayton, Ohio opened. There was no big rush or shoving or excitement. I grabbed a copy and looked around the store for awhile. While I was going back to my car, I noticed the man next to me had his sunroof cracked and he was cranking the album loud. Sort of like old times.