Tuesday, June 11, 2024

AC/DC Live at Olympiastadion, Munich 9 June 2024


If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
Back in Black
Demon Fire
Shot Down in Flames
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
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 


Meine Damen und Herren
Das kann nur eins heissen

What we experienced in Munich was another great night of rock 'n' roll where the past and present of AC/DC intertwined, creating something unique and dreamlike for us hardcore fans. The Power Up Tour is a tour where we constantly have to pinch ourselves. It’s really too good to be true.

Just a couple of years ago, in 2021 or 2022, we would have never believed we could hear “Stiff Upper Lip” live again at Munich Olympiastadion, where the iconic 2001 DVD was recorded—a DVD we watched over and over, maybe thousands of times. And there we were, jumping and screaming with Brian and Angus, “And I shoot from the hip,” with Angus performing his solo on the catwalk...

Munich’s Olympiastadion is one of our favorite venues in Europe, known for its great crowd and iconic history. Despite the heavy rain for several hours, the atmosphere was electric. Probably, the majority of people didn’t like the rain, but for us, watching AC/DC perform under the rain always is something special—bringing back memories from Brisbane 2010, Nice 2010 and Munich 2015. A raw, authentic rock 'n' roll show!

You would expect the band to slow down at their age, especially with such adverse weather conditions. It had been raining since 6 PM. Backstage, the managers and some people in the audience, including us, were nervous. Can the show really take place? Is it safe?

But Angus and Brian made all doubts disappear! Angus played as if to prove they were not scared of the rain, the cold weather, or the slippery stage. He was super motivated on stage to put on the ultimate performance, rain or shine. To show the old guard of fans, as well as new kids in their teens and twenties who had never seen them, how an authentic rock 'n' roll show should be.

We were lucky enough to be close to the stage, in our usual spot on the right, where we could get the sound from the stage amps. Maybe not ideal for audiophiles, but we love to listen to that raw sound from Angus’s guitar. Some people complained about distortion and nas acoustics on the seats and other sections but for us it was just fine.

We expected the audience to be still and “sleepy,” as it sometimes happens in Germany. On the contrary, we were close to some young people from Sweden and Germany who were really there to rock hard, moshpit style. Some of them knew us from our past tours and blog, so we ended up having a great time jumping like crazy during “If You Want Blood,” “Back in Black,” and “Thunderstruck,” till the final crescendo of “Rosie” and “Let There Be Rock.” Those around us weren’t annoyed; they seemed rather pleased with their hiperactive neighbors.

The highlight of the night was “Riff Raff”—tight and nasty under the rain! It looked and sounded like the perfect epitome of the AC/DC live rockers philosophy from the Bon Scott era. The solo in “Let There Be Rock” was much longer than usual. It seemed like Angus didn’t want to stop under the rain. Watch our videos below to get a small taste of the power of this tour.

Brian continues to amaze us! Strong and solid as a rock. His voice is just fantastic. Sometimes, if you pay attention to YouTube videos or if you are at the venue simply to analyze the show, you might notice some inaccuracies or small issues. But when you are at the show, in the Golden Circle, you really get caught up in the moment of rock 'n' roll, and that’s when you realize and feel that when AC/DC are playing live, there is no better place to be.

The truth is that despite AC/DC being a corporation making hundreds of millions and having thousands of people working around them, you can still feel the raw rock 'n' roll of the early days when you see a show like this one... And this is the most important message of the night: Rock'n'Roll is still alive!



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