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
From the Secretary General's Private Journal
We had our flight booked for Berlin on June the 20th, early in the morning. So why not adding another show?? Dresden was just a 2-hour drive away.... So the matter was discussed with the President and the motion was immediately passed. Orangus was informed and immediately accepted to join the expedition.
Once in Berlin the President said he had some unexpected business to take care of and decided to stay in his hotel room instead of going to the show. I tried to question his decision but he replied that the show in Paris was his 50th and could not afford another show due to work commitments. Honestly, I don't know what's behind this decision. The President's business is still a mystery to me...
So I rented a car with Orangus and hit the road. We decided to use Orangus' GPS device (which he uses also when he doesn't have a car). The device was probably less useful than a drunk copilot under LSD so we got lost after 30 minutes in the forest near the Schonefeld airport and we had to go back to the car rental office to pick up a new GPS navigator. Honestly I don't know how Orangus managed to drive from city to city during the 2009 indoor tour with that drunk GPS...
Anyway we got to Dresden at 4.15pm, just in time to watch the penalty kick of the Italian soccer team in a bar by the river. We celebrated despite the hostile looks of the Germans. The final score was not what we hoped for but we didn't care too much. We're still the world champions, aren't we? AHAHAH
Orangus kept telling me he wanted to go and visit the Dresden art gallery but I didn't give him the permission. Too late. We had to go to the show. I love that guy but sometimes he just doesn't know how to handle priorities properly. Sex, food and rock'n'roll. Culture comes after.
The venue was a huge plain. Curiously there were more people near the entrance than by the stage. Strange crowd. Just a few devil's horns. And most of the people looked like they were going to a Volkswagen factory instead than a rock show.
I bought myself a good German sausage for lunch. Orangus said he never eats before a show.
The band was in great shape. Probably better performance than Paris. Great show of Brian and Angus. Brian pointed at our flag during Dirty Deeds for about 10 seconds... Orangus was holding the flag behind me so I could point back. Last time we met Brian we had talked about the Barolo wine. He's got great taste for wine and food. No doubt about it. He must have some ancestors from Abruzzo... AHAHAH
On our way back to Berlin I got a good history lesson from Orangus about World War II and the role of Dresden. Then he told me some stories about his coworkers and collaborators such as "Sardina" and "Acciuga". I then taught him something about Italian wines. In return he taught me something about international money laundering techniques... Just kiddin'.... Or maybe not...
Emidio Pepe, probably one of the best Italian producers
German sausage sellers
No time for washing the car, unfortunately
Brian on fire
Let There Be Rock 1
Let There Be Rock 2
Orangus' office in Germany