Monday, March 1, 2010

Brisbane 2nd night

Brisbane, QSAC Stadium,
February 27, 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



8 AC/DC shows in a row! Tonight we broke our record! 57 shows under our belt for AC/DC Abruzzo during the Black Ice tour.

We knew it would rain tonight (Australian weather is so difficult to understand for Italians). Anyway, it was very cloudy during the day and very hot as well. Tonight we had seats on Malcolm's side so we got a different perspective. We had a good view of the whole stadium. The crowd looked again quite sleepy, at least according to our standards. Standing still in the 3 Arena sections and always seated on the seats. Tonight it seemed they also had problems with lyrics (the ANGUS chanting during Whole Lotta Rosie wasn't audible at all!). No offense intended, but the crowd behaves more like a U2 crowd than an AC/DC crowd...

But after Rosie something changed. It started raining. The rain got heavier and heavier and the crowd started getting more excited, especially during Angus' solo on the catwalk. The solo reached its pinnacle when Angus was lifted over the crowd on his "rock'n'roll tower" in the middle of the audience completely soaking wet (watch our video). That was really EPIC! Even Brian seemed to enjoy the weather and spent a lot of time on the catwalk! Just like in Munich last June!

Malcolm used the legendary White Falcon during High Voltage (probably he broke a string before). Last time we saw him using it was in Germany last year and Scotland, I think. We love that guitar, especially on Malcolm's hands... It
actually looks bigger than him! But he plays it with such intensity and vigor that it looks like a wild animal tamed by a powerful master.

During Highway to Hell a crazy fan managed to jump on the catwalk and started running towards Brian. A security guy followed him running in a cumbersome way with a transparent raincoat. Brian kept singing while freezing in an oblique position in the middle of the catwalk in order to dodge both runners. The guy got caught near Cliff and thrown down. That was pretty funny!

See you in Adelaide!


For the record exactly one year ago we were at the Paris Bercy in France for one of the best gigs of the entire Black Ice tour. Excellent performance of the band (they also shot the video for Anything goes) and amazing crowd! Memorable night for rock'n'roll!

1 comment:

  1. ROFLMAOO. That is so funny about the guy who ran up on the catwalk. Did they make him leave? I guess he thought it would be worth getting thrown out just to be that close to AC/DC. I usually just come here and look at the updates but, tonight, I looked at nearly everything on your page. Awesome work, Matteo. Are you going to be with the guys when they come to Louisville, Kentucky, USA, in April? Finally, I get to see them again at that time. I'm in the nosebleed section but I won't stay there. I'll get as close as I possibly can! I'm traveling from North Carolina to see them and staying overnight on the night of the concert. If you are going to be there, and I know you get this all the time, please hook me up to meet Angus! I'll be staying at The Marriott near the airport. Yes, I'm dreaming but, if not for dreams, where would we be? Thanks again for sharing your experience with us. barb pruitt