Sunday, May 17, 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. Dog Eat Dog
14. Anything Goes
15. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. TNT
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let there be Rock
19. Highway to Hell
20. For Those About to Rock


I’m rolling thunder
I’m pouring rain

As you already know, AC/DC Abruzzo went to München with the hope that they would play an extra song (beside Dog Eat Dog.). Unfortunately they didn't. But we got another show under our belt and we finally got to see AC/DC in the Olympiastadium which we saw an unlimited number of times on the Stiff Upper Lip DVD since its release in 2001. The Olympiastadium is a beautiful and intimate stadium with great acoustics and magic atmosphere. We met several fans who were also there in 2001 including the "iconic" Patryck (he0s even on the tourbook now!) and many of the German guys that we had met in Paris during the wild party on the 26 in the Latin Quarter. AC/DC Abruzzo salute them all. The Germans are really dedicated fans and it's a lot of fun to hang out with them. The AC/DC Italia boys/staff were also in Munich to attend the show.

Same setlist. No surprise. Same performance. Great Angus and Brian. We love Phil. Malcolm looks evil, we love that. Cliff looks evil too during Dog Eat Dog. Great song! So we understood that nothing (or almost nothing) will change before Glasgow. AMEN.
We knew from very reliable sources (No, no, not God!! The other one...) that it would rain in Munich. And it did. And guess what. We actually loved it! In fact the highlight of the night was seeing Brian from YSMANL onwards singing and dancing on the catwalk next to us and then Angus during his catwalk escapade in Let There Be Rock getting all wet while it was raining cats and dogs!!! The audience was a good one, but again not the type of audiences we prefer like the French, the Italian or the Irish. Too many people standing still, not moving...

Dog Eat Dog was also played and we got the impression that it will get better and better each night from now on. To celebrate that wonderful performance of Let There Be Rock under the rain we “performed the bonfire" (as we say) with the Secretary General showing the flag to Angus and to the whole stadium on the shoulders of the President. We started doing this in Paris Feb 27 and we never stopped since then (apart when we couldn't get a standing ticket). It has also become a way to give “AC/DC Abruzzo seal of approval" to AC/DC's performance. When the right levels of rock'n'roll are reached the flag is raised. AHA HA HA! Crazy Italians...

Beside Let There Be Rock and YSMANL we also loved the “wet” version of TNT (see the video on our youtube channel). Another highlight was the "battle of the Devil's tridents" that took place in the "Italian Flag area" (on the right, front of stage section). Even Brian seemed to like it when he gave the high five to one of the Trident during YSMANL!". Javom quasi mbrizzicat' lu chil nghe lu forcon'!!!! ah ah ah


AC/DC Abruzzo Stirring Committee made the unanimous decision to reduce the number of concerts to attend due to the repetitiveness of the setlist and some work and family commitments (which we might be able to ignore if they played If You Want Blood and/or some other gems we have been waiting for since Wilkes Barre). As we said in a previous post this open air tour does not seem to be designed for hard core fans. So be it. Let the non/new fans enjoy the band too. We will pick the next shows according to the venue and the audience (Stade de France in Paris and Hampden Park in Glasgow are definitely on the agenda) And we'll keep praying the Gods of Rock that they keep touring until mid-2010, when the need to play 5 songs from the Black Ice album might be over. For the next 2 German dates we have a trusted special envoy on the road who was with us for most of the tour and who who will send us all the details about the shows. So stay with AC/DC Abruzzo.

Last note. We admired the work that te boys of AC/DC Italia have done for the fans in the last few years and we recognise their “institutional role” in the fan community so most of the exclusive material we gathered during this tour goes to their archives.

1 comment:

  1. See y'all in Paris, ACDC-Abruzzo! Hope it doesn't rain, though. I'll have the Texas flag in the crowd.