Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Melbourne 3rd night

Melbourne, Etihad Stadium,
February 13, 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



After 2 shows on the seats AC/DC Abruzzo is back on his usual spot on Angus' side in the GA standing area. We really missed the clear sound of his guitar coming out of his Marshall amp stacks...

For us this was the best show of the three. Great performance of the band as usual. Obviously we got the same setlist. No surprise. Green uniform for Angus. Stadium roof was closed again. From the standing area we realised that the catwalk was way higher than in Europe so it wasn't wasy to see the opposite side of the stage (Malcolm's side). TNT and Thunderstruck were the highlights of the night.
At the end of High Voltage we didn't see Bon winking , maybe because the final video was faded out too early on the stage big screens...

As for the Australian crowd we have mixed feelings. In the GA section OZ fans tend to stay still during the whole show except for some songs when they jump a bit (only vertically) so you will never see a moshpit like in Europe. You can enjoy your show quite confortably from your spot without being squeezed or being pushed back and forward like in Italy, France, Ireland and Scotland... However, although it looks like a calm US reserved seating crowd OZ people in the front of stage section will do some crazy thing such as crowdsurfing. So during the show we kept seeing fans falling down on the floor because people were not close enough to support them. But OZ crowdsurfers were so dedicated and determined to surf the crowd that they kept trying and falling down during the whole show. Funny! The other peculiar thing about the crowd was OZ girls' behaviour. They were so eager to catch Brian's attention (as well as the cameras) that they started flashing their boobs during Dirty Deeds (!!!) and they continued until You Shook Me All Night Long. The boobs parade was as good as the previous night, maybe even better. We guess you have to come to Australia to understand the real meaning of songs such as The Jack or Rosie... During You Shook me we invited a girl to jump on our shoulders. Obviously she accepted and got on the big screen with our AC/DC Abruzzo flag and trident too! AHAHAAH We'll keep doing this for the rest of the tour... We love the OZ crowd!

At the end of the show a random guy managed to get on stage. The crowd cheered. It took about 10 security guys to stop him. A few more fights broke out in the stadium after the show. Fights are an integral part of AC/DC After shows here in Australia. At the end of the concert we met an Argentinian friend we had met at the London Hammersmith gig in 2003!! Crazy globetrotter like us...

With Sebastiano from Argentina

AC/DC Abruzzo's concert groupie

1 comment:

    bloody hell it was a good concert. i went on the first one. thursday i think? i will never forget it...absolutely spectacular.