Sunday, March 1, 2009

PARIS, FR FEB 27, 2009

Paris, FR Bercy, 
February 27, 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. Anything Goes 
7. Shot Down in Flames
8. Thunderstruck
9. Black Ice
10. The Jack
11. Hell's Bells
12. Shoot to Thrill
13. War Machine
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

AC/DC ABRUZZO Official Review

AC/DC Abruzzo has just arrived in Antwerp after a long journey on a very expensive and very delayed Thalys train. We feel exhausted, tired, our back hurts and we even have some bruises (last time we had bruises because of AC/DC was in Milton Keynes in 2001, we think) …  But we feel very happy. Yesterday’s show really rocked! 

We spent the last 5 days in Paris eating good local food (we’ll post some photos soon), meeting new and old friends and trying to recover our energies from the exhausting previous week spent on the road (and I'll tell you folks it's harder than it looks!).

Before the show outside the Arena we bumped into a fan from Italy, Lorenzo who was desperately looking for a standing ticket while riding his bike (he goes to concerts with his car and bike!!).  You might not believe this but he was the one who gave Matteo of AC/DC Abruzzo his extra ticket for the Hammersmith show in 2003!! And no news from him since that day in October 2003!!! It’s such a small world, isn’t it? We know that he finally managed to find a ticket for the Paris show and we’ll meet him again in Antwerp.

Once inside the Arena we immediately noticed the extra camera over the audience. We had heard about those rumours about Dave Mallet being in Paris and we knew about the band being in Bercy to film something in the afternoon, so we did the math and we came to the conclusion that the French audience and AC/DC Abruzzo will probably be included in the next videoclip!!! The crowd was probably even more excited because of the filming (or maybe because it was Friday night… We don't know. )Anyway the beginning of show was amazing again! The crowd went wild since the very first guitar lick! And we, in our usual spots on the right, in front of Angus, we just had a real good time jumping and screaming as the previous night... Brian pointed at our flag several times during the show (normally he waves at us just during RnR Train or Hell Aint aBad Place to Be). We must admit that we were very "hyperactive” during the show…

As for the setlist, there was just a minor change in the order of the songs. Actually, we were almost dying when Brian at a certain point said "We’ve got a special song for Paris”. But he was just introducing Dirty Deeds...

For AC/DC Abruzzo the best song of the night was TNT. It was just pure bliss for a AC/DC fan to hear such a nasty OI OI OI from the audience singing along with Angus. During that song in the area where we were standing some people starting some pretty violent  “Pimball Pogo" along with some crowd surfing. Everybody looked like they were having the time of their life. Including us. From TNT on, there was a real CRESCENDO… After an incredibly powerful version of Whole Lotta Rosie Let There Be Rock started. At that point we really felt rock’n’roll taking over our body and mind! In this Rock’n’Roll trance we just felt it was the right moment to improvise a Bon Fire feat: Stefano jumped on Matteo's shoulders showing the flag to the entire French audience for several minutes of pure rock’n’roll ecstasy. What a great feeling... We had several cameras pointed at us so you might see us on TV soon.... AH AH AH

To conclude, we want to underline the professional job done by the security guys that never interfered with the audience, they let us have a good time and were always helpful giving us water during and after the show. We salute them!

Bottom line, I think Paris 2009 will be a milestone for AC/DC fans. We’re sure they really enjoyed playing there as much as we did!

And tomorrow it will be BEDLAM IN BELGIUM!!

AC/DC ABRUZZO salutes you!


The President while inspecting a bottle of local Belgian beer

AC/DC Abruzzo headquarters in Antwerp

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to Antwerp Abruzzis! Lets meet for a beer in Antwerp tomorrow! I'll send you my phone nr via private message on the fanclub site.