From our special envoy ORANGUS
Saitama, Super Arena,
March 12, 2010
Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
Back in Black
Shot Down In Flames
The Jack (incl Angus strip)
Shoot to Thrill
You Shook Me All Night Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway to Hell
For Those About To Rock
(WARNING: Explicit report. Orangus is widely known for his NON-politically correct reporting style -and lifestyle- Please DO NOT CONTINUE TO READ if you think this might affect your sensitivity)
Tokyo March 13 2010
Hi everybody! Yesterday AC/DC shook the foundations of Tokyo more than any earthquake that has ever hit the Japanese city before!
I went to the show with Junko Kawamura, one of the most famous opera singers in Japan (soprano). She is appreciated worldwide for her perfect rendering of the Mummy in Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. That was her first rock concert in her life. She just loved The Jack and Let there be Rock.
Thanks to our experience in the AC/DC ticket business we managed to exchange our 2 seating tickets (on the side) with 2 floor tickets. I actually quite enjoyed negotiating with female scalpers outside the venue. Yes! FEMALE scalpers!! Japan is truly an advanced country!
The Japanese audience was incredibly warm, before, during and after the show. Maybe it doesn't look like they're going to an AC/DC concert but when the concert starts they know how to rock... Almost like "latin" crowds and definitely more than the Anglosaxons.
The setlist was completely changed, with lots of improvisation and jamming by the band. They even took requests from the audience after the third encore. Unfortunately several lighting guys, technicians and stagehands committed suicide, harakiri style. Others were hospitalised in local mental institutions due to the stress overload.
PHOTOGALLERY BY VICE PRESIDENT ANDREA