I had never seen AC/DC so I was keen to get along to this. I had planned to go when they played in the early 90s, but it didn’t happen. I was a couple of years off being trusted to go to gigs out of town at that time. And fair enough. No resentment there. So, here I was years later then, an adult and only a partial AC/DC fan – but with a job to do: reviewing the show.
And it was good. About as good as an AC/DC show in 2010 was ever going to be. And then maybe even a little bit better. Shihad supplied the opening set. And check out that full AccaDacca setlist. Pretty strong.
The last great stadium show I’ve been to – I like a big stadium act, and that’s a dying medium; the big – big – show. I wonder what an AC/DC show in 2015 will be like. Hopefully I’ll find out (professional curiosity) at the end of the year.
I remember being interviewed by a Perth radio station the next day, since this gig was the start of AC/DC’s NZ/Aus tour and mine was the first review to be published. I had the day job, at the time, of writing news summaries and we listened to Australian radio. I slipped away from my desk, did the interview, and then watched as someone in my team made a face when she heard my voice on the radio a few minutes later; it was pretty funny.
At the gig, the night before, just as AC/DC was about to take the stage a friend of mine sent a text. She wrote that her partner was “cumming in his pants over all the bogan sluts in the crowd”.
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.