Thursday, February 26, 2009

PARIS, FR FEB 25, 2009

Paris, FR Bercy,
February 25, 2009


1. Rock'n'roll Train
2. Hell ain't a bad place to be
3. Back in Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds
6. Shot Down in Flames
7. Thunderstruck
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hell's Bells
11. Shoot to Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Anything Goes
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. TNT
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let there be Rock
18. Highway to Hell
19. For Those About to Rock

What a rock show!! This was what we had been waiting for after the Hammersmith gig in 2003... Obviously it was not quite like it but at least we rocked with a real rocking crowd!! No doubt the French can really rock and AC/DC Abruzzo was more than happy to take part in this historic rock event! Paris, Bercy was definetely the best show so far, considering the energy of this crowd. We really "smelled" rock'n'roll, as Brian put it during the show, especially in the "Fosse Debout" section!

This time there were a lot more people in the standing area, more mature and ready to rock! We actually saw the old genearation of fans as well as the new and everybody was there to have a good time together. A lot of jumping and pushing, always with respect and fun, and even some good old school CROWD SURFING!!! Yes, CROWD SURFING!! AC/DC Abruzzo salutes the French crowd!

In the standing section this time it was pretty difficult to stand in your spot so we were just bouncing from left to the right, especially in the first few songs... How to describe those feelings of excitement during Hell'Ain't a Bad Place to Be, Dirty Deeds or Thunderstruck while jumping and screaming just a couple of metres from Angus and Brian!!We had been waiting for that for 7 years... You have to be there to understand!

As for the show, everything was perfect as usual. I mean, some people might complain about the setlist but AC/DC Abruzzo believes that we should be grateful to the boys to be on tour and play small covered arenas and not only stadiums. The setlist is tight. Maybe we expected Stiff Upper Lip for the European tour. But why changing it after all? We personally should thank the Gods of rock for this. Being so close to Brian and Angus rocking so hard is just a gift to us European fans...

This is AC/DC Abruzzo's fourth show in a row and we start actually noticing all the details. For example we saw Brian smoking a cigarette during the Let there be rock solo of Angus in the middle of the audience which was pretty cool... And then you see the colour of Angus' uniform and tie, the moment in which he decides to drop his cap, where and when he decides to duckwalk, the small differences in Let There Be rock's solo ...

After the show we saw several fans from different countries that came and greeted us thanking for our reports and our blog. We salute them! Especially our fellow country men from SULMONA ABRUZZO!!! They came to Paris just for the show. ABRUZZO ROCKS!!!


1 comment:

  1. Ciao... sono Daniele il primo a sinistra... a seguire Mauro e Luca mio fratello.. MITICO MATTEO e soci di AC-DC Abruzzo; quel giorno anche noi da Sulmona (AQ) a rappresentarci nel mondo al seguito dei nostri idoli... era da tempo che cercavo la ns foto.. ho acquistato anche il photobook che conservo gelosamente insieme agli altri pezzi della mia collezione... quando volete siete ospiti nella mia pizzeria Napoletana a Sulmona x assaggiare la mitica pizza Big Jack inaugurata al rientro dalla Francia... A presto, e speriamo ci sia presto l'occasione di rivederci sotto un palco a suon di Riff a 100.000 Volts..