Friday, July 10, 2009


As you probably already heard from the news the most important and powerful world leaders gathered in Abruzzo for the G8 summit. It was an idea of the Italian Government aimed to bring attention to the aftermath of the earthquake that hit L'Aquila last April. Apparently everything was kept quite informal in line with the Abruzzo spirit and culture... It was quite curious to see that even President Obama has an Abruzzese attitude, especially when he played basketball and took pictures with the local people. Not to mention the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (above), a true rockstar of politics, with hundreds of million of euros, dozens of beautiful girls around him (a couple of sex scandals too, which is good publicity in Italy!) and deep love for music (see video below). The icing on the cake was the presence of George Clooney and Bill Murray who came for a cup of coffee, some standing comedy (Bill Murray simulated sexual intercourses with the President of the L'Aquila Province) and the promise to shoot a movie in Abruzzo. So when in Abruzzo do as the Abruzzeses do! Ah ah ah ah.

Obviously, the next step would be to bring a big rock band such as AC/DC to play in Abruzzo... If we managed to bring the most powerful leaders to a table yesterday in L'Aquila to make them eat tradition Abruzzese food such as Guitar Spaghetti e Arrosticini skewers that proves that nothing is really impossible in this world!

Abruzzese working dinner

Obama and Sarko focus on important political issues

Obama with local authorities in L'Aquila

Murray loves Italian women

Rock'n'Roll President Berlusconi singing Let There Be Rock while Obama "abball" (thanks to Kapriboy)

Sunday, July 5, 2009


As you know AC/DC Abruzzo met Angus on several occasions during the European tour. Each encounter was unique and memorable for us.

Beside being a rock'n'roll icon and a living legend Angus is probably one of the kindest people of this planet. He's surprisingly humble and even shy at times. But always extremely respectful and caring for the fans.

We have plenty of stories from this European tour about Angus. Some of which we can tell and some of which we'll keep for ourselves. But one of the moments that we will never forget was in Budapest, Hungary, just after the show, when Angus decided to come out of the hotel at night, under the rain, to meet every single fan outside, taking pictures and signing autographs. Unbelievable.

AC/DC Abruzzo, together with AC/DC Italia, met Angus in Dublin for the last time before the final show in Glasgow, we talked a bit and we thanked him for this memorable 4-month European tour. Angus gave us the thumbs up again and said CIAO, with the right dose of irony, to all AC/DC Abruzzo blog readers and AC/DC Italia website users!