Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tampere FI Ratina Stadium 01 June 2010

Tampere, Finland, Ratina Stadion
June, 1 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


Just got our breakfast after a long trip on the boat from Tampere and a long day sleep at the AC/DC hotel. By the way, despite what we were told, it wasn't a party boat. Or maybe it was, but only for people aged 60+. And people who wanted to take advantage of the duty-free alcohol shopping. But the selection of wines was very good (e.g. Ornellaia 2001, Corton Charlemagne - maybe Brian Johnson's favourite white - and Hermitage "La Chapelle" Jaboulet)

Tampere show. After the "short version" concert 2 days before in Oslo, with "premature" ending, AC/DC went back to the old Black Ice complete setlist and played an excellent show in front of around 35,000 people in the Ratina Stadion.

Again the whole show was in daylight which was cool for photographers and crazy fans like us who saw them dozens of time and crave for some changes. Brian was on fire again. He kept the intensity of the Oslo show for the entire concert. Angus and the rest of the band was as good as usual. Angus changed something in his routines, such us the duckwalking on Highway to Hell (on the catwalk) or during the Jack when he went to the right of the stage instead of the catwalk. We love the small differences. The crowd during the show was pretty calm, as it normally happens in Scandinavian countries but again we gotta say that the Finnish people were really warm and kind towards us, before, during and after the show. Even after the show, walking around by the canal, still in daylight after 3am, we made some friends. Most of them were drunk, but generally speaking they have a very friendly way of being drunk. We had a great time in Finland.

Foodwise we avoided the big paella-style Finnish "fish and chips" at the stadium and went for some "DECENT FOOD" with Nonno Alan and Michel (who is an expert in food and Lasagne). Good stuff. We love Scandinavian seafood...
That's it for now.

Now quick meal and off to the Stockholm show.

PS If anybody wants to come with us to Denmark by car drop us a line. We got 2 free seats.

Rock'n'Roll ain't noise pollution


  1. Hey guys, we`ve met in Sydney in front of the Hyatt Hotel after the third Sydney Show. Was in Tampere too. Malcolms FOS-Area. There were lot of school kids in there. Was a great show. Cheers!!

  2. Greetings and thanks for you. You are a REAL FAN !
    I was there too, on Tampere-gig, 20 meters from stage on the left side of the ramp on the field.
    Great show and thanks for you visiting finland (also to the band ;-D ). I read your blog the rest of the tour (and past) and link your www-site to my fellows if you allow ?
    Hope you met undrunken Finnish fans and liked our country ! Welcome again and tell that to Angus too ! :-)
    Also for those about to rock !!

    Good luck for the rest of...