Monday, March 9, 2009

Dusseldorf, GE ISS DOME March 7, 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


After the disappointment of the cancelled show in Antwerp AC/DC Abruzzo came back in the ring to take another swing!
This was probably the best shows so far in Europe for the band. The boys all performed with incredibly intense energy and power. Brian was jumping, dancing, running and screaming like he used to do in his thirties. It was difficult to believe that he had the flu 5 days before... Brian's voice really sounds different comparing to the SUL tour. When we talked to him he said it was because of the BI production, but actually on stage he sounds even better than in the album at times. Angus was also more active than usual. He also looked like he was enjoying himself a lot more! Malcolm, Phil and Cliff were just impeccable as usual.

As for the setlist, no change at all. We personally started to miss Stiff Upper Lip a little bit. It's hard to understand why they decided to drop this song. And last night we also thought about how powerful was If You Want Blood You Got It back in 2003... It would be great to hear them again, maybe for the open air tour.

As for the audience the German crowd was not up to our expectations and was a bit too quite and sometime not responsive at all (e.g. during Anything goes) so the show was not as intense as Paris, which still remains the best show of the European tour. The songs we particularly enjoyed yesterday night were Rosie and Let There Be Rock! We like a lot R'n'R Train, War Machine, Shot Down in Flames which was a great add for Europe...

But in the end we really should thank the Gods of rock'n'roll for this tour! Let's just remember where we were one year ago... No album, no news, an allegedly booked and cancelled ghost gig in Switzerland... On the contrary now we have the chance to see AC/DC playing such small venues in such an amazing shape!!!

At this gig AC/DC Abruzzo met some cool/historic fans who were very friendly with us. Especially a Dutch fan named Bart who told lots of stories from the 80's and the 90's in front of a good German beer and Italian pizza after the show. Stories that really make you understand the unique relationship that exists between this legendary but very humble rock band and their loyal fans... We salute them all! See you in Oberhausen!!


Thanks to our (unnamed) German friend!

1 comment:

  1. Keep em coming lads......another top write up! That is a nice pic of the 'official' set list too......a German friend on the crew, or someone who knows one of them methinks!