O2 Arena, Dublin April 18, 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
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
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let there be Rock
18. Highway to Hell
19. For Those About to Rock
AC/DC ABRUZZO OFFICIAL REPORT
In Dublin AC/DC Abruzzo got what it was looking for: a great dose of pure, tough, sweaty, wild rock'n'roll with a roaring rock'n'roll crowd. The Dublin O2 arena proved to be an ideal venue for a rock show: it reminded us of the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in London, with a relatively small semicircular standing section with seats above it, just like a gallery in a theatre. The crowd was definitely one of the best of the entire tour, jumping, screaming, singing, dancing etc. Great security staff this time. AC/DC Abruzzo learned a new word in Dublin, “to mosh”, which was marked on the tickets in the following sentence “No crowdsurfing/No moshing". Apparently, nobody took it too seriously; actually, a lot of people did the exact opposite! We witnessed constant crowdsurfing going on in the standing section where we were, perfectly executed, almost artistically, with people surfing back and forth during the show. During For Those about to Rock we lost count of the crowdsurfers: apparently everybody was waiting for this song just like the perfect wave!
Everybody seemed to have a wonderful time, including the band. Brian was in very good shape, and looked very inspired. Angus looks younger and faster at every show. He must have signed a pact with the Devil or, maybe, it is the Devil that signed a pact with him!!! AH AH AH AH
The other boys are just real rock'n'roll marines. Everything looked in perfect "working order". A lethal War Machine of Rock'n'Roll!
It’s hard to find the highlight of the night; probably the first 3 songs. The crowd was so energetic and loud that even the band looked surprised. We were pleasantly surprised too. Maybe it was the Guinnes, maybe the Irish temper/attitude or maybe the fact that they were giving energy drinks for free outside the O2 (we did love the idea actually!). Or maybe the three factors combined. Anyway we probably would put the Dublin show just after Paris, Milan and Barcelona although we have to wait the end of the arena tour to start with our official AC/DC Abruzzo rankings.
Another good reason to rock in Dublin was the presence of our rocking friends from AC/DC Italia,Kapri and Marcom. And their flag! KETTAFFATTO?? We salute you!
See you in Manchester.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM AC/DC ITALIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AC/DC ABRUZZO