Monday, July 1, 2024

AC/DC Live at Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich 29 June 2024


AC/DC Live at Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich 29 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)

And after the two fantastic performances in Vienna, we arrived in Zurich, Switzerland. We had great memories from the two sold-out shows in 2015 and 2010 at Letzigrund Stadium—a small and intimate stadium with a capacity of only 50,000 people. The smallest crowd and, for sure, the hottest tickets of the tour.

After a long train journey from Vienna, we spent a nice evening with Francesco and other local and international friends and got ready to rock the following day.

Again, at the stadium, we decided to stick to the left side of the Golden Pitch section. The band is clearly on a growing trajectory, and we were eager to see how this momentum would continue in Zurich. At 6 PM, the crowd was still distracted by the football match, so it was easy to get close to the barriers, as most people were watching. Once the game was over, they quickly showed the final result on the screen, and we were ready for the 13th show of the Power Up Tour. 

The show started in a packed stadium at 8 PM, still with daylight. "If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)" was performed entirely under the rain adding to the raw, authentic rock atmosphere. Then the rain stopped.

Brian, who is getting into perfect shape, immediately congratulated the Swiss for their 2-0 win at the EURO cup against Italy before launching into his two hours of rock 'n' roll. Being on Stevie’s side again allowed us to enjoy Brian’s performance like in Vienna. He interacted with the front rows, joking with the crowd, dancing and with a lot of Brian Johnson's signature high-pitched screaming and poses. His voice is too good to be true, really. What a performer! During the show we also spotted the iconic yellow bottle from which he drinks in between songs, which brough back memories of the glorious Black Ice Tour days.

It looks like Brian is gearing up to be at his best for the Wembley shows, where close family and friends will be present, and where he will be crowned again as the one and only frontman of AC/DC. The London concert is set to be videotaped, adding another reason for him to be at the top of his game.

Angus Young put on an excellent performance as usual. He’s now unstoppable, whether rain or shine, and full of energy. You can see he is enjoying "Let There Be Rock" more and more, both on the catwalk elevator and in the back. He clearly enjoys the loud noise made by the crowd, which reaches its peak during his solo and "T.N.T." As we noticed in Vienna, now a three-day break is more than enough for the band to recover.

There were some minor technical problems during "Stiff Upper Lip" for Brian, and no burning flames in the back during "Highway to Hell," just the spitting fire effects. As for the confetti, we noticed that the colors change from country to country based on the national flag. For Austria and Switzerland, the confetti was red and white, whereas for Germany it was yellow, red, and black.

The crowd in Zurich was surprisingly vibrant and dynamic but still in line with the usual Swiss "neutral"standards (not much moving or jumping).

Time to prepare for London for two memorable shows! BACK IN ENGLAND!


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