Sunday, April 5, 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


We had been waiting for years to see AC/DC live in Madrid. Basically, since the very first time we saw NO BULL on DVD. And finally the dream came true!

AC/DC Abruzzo had a very good time in Madrid. A lot of action, sweat and rock'n'roll! Another "cathartic" rock show, definetely one of the best of the European tour.

We must however confess that we were a bit disappointed with the venue. The Palacio de los Deportes is not the ideal place for a rock show. Too big and with bad acoustics. At times we even had the impression that the audience was not screaming loud enough during TNT, Rosie or Thunderstruck especially if compared with venues such as Paris Bercy, Milan Assago or Barcelona Palau St Jordi. But the crowd was moving a lot in the standing section (where we were, same spot as usual!). Bottom line you can't compare the Plaza de Toros crowd of 1996 with the other night's one. The songs we liked the most were probably Shoot To Thrill and Shot Down in Flames again. When we wake up in the morning these are the songs that we tend to have in our head... We also enjoyed the few seconds when the Brothers took some time to tune their guitars before YSMANL. It was an intimate moment of true rock'n'roll improvisation...

Obviously, after seeing so many shows in different countries we tend to notice even the small differences of each single venue and crowd. The first thing that caught our attention was the huge quantity of marjuana smoked in the arena before and during the show. Also, this was the first show that we attend in which we skip the entire set of the Answer due to the Tapas tour we embarked on before the show with other Spanish fans. But hey, when in Rome we do as the Romans do!!! :-)

CIAO from the frontline!

1 comment:

  1. Travelled to Madrid from England and thought the gig was great. Fantastic atmosphere and I thought the acoustics were good. Great mix of music. Can't wait until 21st April when I will be seeing them in Manchester.
    Jon Sockett