Saturday, February 27, 2010

Brisbane 1st night

Flat crowd - Flat horns

Brisbane, QSAC Stadium,
February 25, 2010

Rock'n'Roll Train
Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
Back in Black
Big Jack
Dirty Deeds
Shot Down In Flames
Black Ice
The Jack (incl Angus strip)
Hells Bells
Shoot to Thrill
War Machine
High Voltage
You Shook Me All Night Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway to Hell
For Those About To Rock


The QSAC stadium is probably one of the worst venues of the tour. Really far from the city centre, it took us about an hour and a half to get there (train+bus). The stadium looks like the Marseille Velodrome but much smaller. From what they told us it is used mainly for athletics and concerts. The different sections were well separated (seats and floor) but maybe too far from each others so the atmosphere during the show was not as good as in other stadiums. We learned from the press that after the recent fuckups at previous concerts (U2 and Pearl Jam) beside problems with traffic and public transportation people were also worried about the sound quality. Thank God that didn't present a problem. As for the crowd, it was one of the flattest crowds of the tour. Loud enough but immobile. No flashing at all during The Jack or YSMANL. We couldn't believe our eyes after the Sydney nights. Not even one bra...

Anyway, great performance of the band as usual. A lot of talking of Brian also praising the crowd. But he also said "We're gonna play something special tonight" before Dirty Deeds.... Some light rain during Thunderstruck (which was appropriate for the song). Some minor changes during Angus' solos at the beginning of Highway to Hell and in LTBR. Pretty nice.

A website mentioned It's a Long Way To the Top played as second encore but it was clearly a hoax and the article was changed after a few minutes. Despite that some fans wrote us asking if that was true. Obviously it wasn't.

"No guys. We won't change the setlist!"


  1. Martin Stockholm SwedenFebruary 27, 2010 at 6:14 AM

    Can only agree that the venue sucked and where I sat (in the curve on Malcolms side - quite far from the stage) there was great sound problems. Not that the sound "disapeared" but Angus guitar created a reverb or something. It started with Shoot to thrill and for a second I thought they had shocked and changed the setlist. But weather conditions wasn't the best either and I must say that I really admire the band and especially Angus who as always gave more than a 120 %.

  2. venue wasnt too bad. much better than anywhere else in brisbane to be fuckin honest. unfortunatly, sitting down wouldve just sucked balls. we were standing and no sound problems. and yeah i was dissapointed with the lack of tits too lol =/

    oh well, theres always next time (i hope)