Warsaw, Poland, Bemowo Airport,
May, 27 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
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AC/DC ABRUZZO OFFICIAL REPORT
Another incredible night of rock'n'roll in Europe! AC/DC rocked Warsaw and around 100 thousand crazy Polish fans! The concert took place at the Bemowo airport, pretty far from the city centre. Interestingly, the promoter decided to leave a very small Front of Stage Section and an disproportionately large GA section behind where it was possible to access for less than half the price (around 40 euros). Technically, "only" 65,000 tickets were sold, but considering that beyond the barriers there was still a lot of room for a few more dozens of thousand people we are that sure many more people were there to listen to the the concert for free, even at a couple of km from the stage...
The ocean of fans was really impressive! We couldn't see the end of the crowd from the elevated seats on the right of stage. A massive audience like in Wels or Hannover… Nonno Alan who was with us told us that it reminded him of Donington (the 1981 one!) whereas Uncle Michel said that it looked a bit like Donington 1991 but there definitely more people in England. And again, being with these 2 fans, we got a lot of exclusive "on the road stories" from the Razor's Edge and the legendary Ballbreaker tour that according to most historic fans was the best of the Brian Johnson's era. (Curiously, we noticed that most hardcore fans, including us, have the tendency to complain about the present tour as opposed to the "the good old times". Actually we do this when we compare the last two legs with the 2008-2009 indoor tour while these historic legendary fans talk about the soundchecks in the late 1970's in Scotland or Brian's voice during Black In Back tour etc. etc.…) And all the days where internet didn't exist or when fans slept in airport and train stations to save money for the following shows...
Anyway, going back to the Warsaw concert this was probably the best performance of the 2010 European tour. Especially Angus! He looked like he enjoyed so much his LTBR on the catwalk solo that he even grabbed a baseball cap thrown from the audience and wore it for a while. Definitely something pretty rare and cool!
The Polish audience was pretty calm. We noticed that no alcohol was admitted on the premises (the first time on the tour!). There was just a small "alcohol zone" and security was very strict on this. We guess that it was done to prevent any accident from alcohol abuse (the Polish are quite famous for bending the elbow quite a lot-see the pic below).
At the end of the show two local girls approached us after seeing the flag and told us they had lived in Abruzzo for a year. Of course they told us they now miss the excellent food and the golden sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast. Ciao Patrizia!
That's it from from Oslo where the Eurovision Contest, probably the most anti-rock'n'roll music event we could bump into, is taking place right now...
Nonno Alan, N'Goulash, The President and Uncle Michel (totaling approx. 500 AC/DC shows altogether)
A drunk Polish fan 3 hours before the show about 1.5 km from the stage in the second standing area
Highway to Hell
Angus on fire