Monday, June 24, 2024

AC/DC Live at Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna 23 June 2024


 
AC/DC Live at Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna 23 June 2024

If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
Back in Black
Demon Fire
Shot Down in Flames
Thunderstruck
Have a Drink on Me
Hells Bells
Shot in the Dark
Stiff Upper Lip
Shoot to Thrill
Sin City
Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
High Voltage
Riff Raff
You Shook Me All Night Long
Highway to Hell
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
T.N.T.
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

Vienna on June 23, 2024. Another fantastic performance by AC/DC at the Ernst Happel Stadium!

We arrived in Vienna after Dresden with mixed expectations—low about the audience energy and responsiveness, but high about the band, which is clearly growing concert after concert. To our surprise, everything went beyond our expectations!

This was our first Austrian gig ever, having never seen AC/DC in Vienna during the last tours. We spent Saturday exploring the city, soaking in its rich culture, stunning architecture, and delightful cuisine. Vienna is a city that dresses well, and its food is a treat, especially if you enjoy high-carb, calorie-laden sweets and cakes.

The First Vienna Show

The Ernst Happel Stadium is large and not as intimate as Seville or Amsterdam stadiums, but it proved to be an excellent venue for a rock concert. The atmosphere was vibrant and the crowd was surprisingly super loud, a fact that Angus and Brian appreciated, spending more time than usual on the catwalk, especially during "High Voltage." In our section, in front of the Power Injector sign, as usual, the energy was palpable with Austrians jumping and screaming like crazy. There was even continuous pogo next to us, which we happily joined during some of our favorite songs. One enthusiastic fan even mimicked Angus’s on-the-floor lying on the back movement during "Let There Be Rock."

Angus Young’s physical condition is clearly improving. His muscles are growing stronger, and he’s doing more duckwalks. Brian is becoming increasingly confident with each performance, his voice solid and really impressive. His vocals remain a delightful mystery—crispy, bluesy, and powerful. 

Musically, this was one of the best performances of the tour. The band played exceptionally well.

Highlights of the Night

  • "If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)": This song never gets old for us. It’s a powerhouse that always delivers and always reminds us of the glorious Hammersmith 2003 show.
  • "Shot Down in Flames": Another classic that ignited the crowd.
  • "Whole Lotta Rosie" and "Let There Be Rock": These songs were the crescendo of the night, with the crowd going wild and Angus giving his all on stage.

Musically, this concert was in the top three of the tour, and overall (venue, audience etc) it probably ranks in the top five of this tour.

During our first two days in Vienna, we had the pleasure of meeting several people from the crew and the band’s family. They shared some stories about past tours, the current tour, and even some hints about future plans. Stay tuned for more!











 

3 comments:

  1. Really well summarized! As an Austrian, I liked that you also talked about Viennese culture. It was my fourth concert and I say it with conviction that it was the best concert. The band gave everything was motivated it was a great evening

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  2. Orangus' assistantJune 25, 2024 at 11:37 PM

    First Austrian gig ever? What about Wels 2009?

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