- posted by: bonfire
20 Апрель 2010This is my review of the AC/DC concert attended at Giant's Stadium in New Jersey on Friday July 31st, 2009. I'm re-posting it here on the new AC/DC site. I've since saw the band 2 more times (Philadelphia and Washington) making my BLACK ICE tour count 9 shows for this tour total. GIANTS STADIUM still remains as the best AC/DC Concert of the Black Ice tour for me, and not only that, but the best concert of my life ever. Cheers AC/DC! WE SALUTE YOU!!! My review (originally written August 2, 2009) It was great to finally see AC/DC on stage again, and I have to say, this being the SEVENTH concert of the "BLACK ICE" tour that I have been fortunate enough to attend so far, this has been the show that wins the gold medal of them all. Angus and the rest of the boys all appeared to be in top form when they hit the stage! The energy, the sheer power, the pure essence of what rock n roll is all about was back again, and back better than ever. But let's step back a few hours prior... The weather forecasts for Friday July 31st in New Jersey were not pretty. There were heavy downpours of rain expected, with huge accumulations of water, severe thunderstorm warnings, lightning, hurricane force winds, and even tornado warnings throughout the region. Entering the parking lot, which was already filled with water logged AC/DC fanatics, most who appeared to have been outside in the pouring rain already for several hours, downing beers and hovering over BBQ fires. The rain was on and off, from light drizzle to heavy steady rainfall. Finally the rain lightened up a bit, and off to will call for ticket pickup!.... Met up with some fellow fanclub members outside before the concert and chatted for a bit. Checked out The Answer, during their set which for the first half had some light rain fall, but by the middle of the set, the skies started clearing, and by the end of their set, the rain had stopped completely. low and behold......maybe BON was looking down on us and decided to give the clouds a quick kick in the ass, because wouldn't you know it, the storms passed, and the skies cleared! Anvil was next...they didn't hit the stage until quite a bit after 8 (The Answer didn't get on until about 6:45 I believe). A few songs before the end of the Anvil set, we took a walk back out through the corridor that led outside, which was already filled with masses of people. The stadium was packed with people....if the show wasn't sold out, it had to have been pretty close to it. The traffic flow of the crowd trying to get in and to get out of this corridor was pretty much to a stand still. It took a good 10-15 minutes I would guess to get out of there....and trying to get back in wasn't too much better. Luckily we were able to make it back inside before the band went on, avoiding any possible mad rush toward the stage! AC/DC finally took the stage.....rumbling the entire stadium with the Rock N Roll Train intro film. The night turned out to be a perfect night, the clouds parted, the skies cleared, the rain stopped, and AC/DC were back in town ready to rock the east coast once again like we've never been rocked before! Angus looked great, his hair was longer, he was in a green schoolboy uniform, and rarin' to go as he struck the first chords of "Rock N Roll Train" and the crowd screamed in appreciation! The whole band looked on top of their game, and full of energy and excitement playing song after song. "War Machine" was accompanied by a new video, which was very cool, and quite comical at the same time, depicting different "war machines" each piloted by one of the AC/DC members, dropping Gibson SG's, scantily clad women, and Marshall speaker cabinets on their victims below. The set list did remain the same as during the first leg of the North American tour, which was slightly surprising, however the band did add "Shot Down In Flames" which was fantastic! and "Dog Eat Dog" which was also sounded really incredible, and full of energy, especially toward the end of the song with the build up and the backing vocals kicked in. Cliff's hair has grown a lot longer, and Phil Rudd apparently must have a stage hand that makes sure he's got a lit cigarette in his mouth for every song throughout the entire night, so he doesn't miss a beat hitting the skins with all his might. Angus was on fire!.....by the time "Whole Lotta Rosie" was played, into "Let There Be Rock", despite the awful humidity in the air, and Angus sweating so much, that he looked as if he was made completely of water, totally soaked from head to toe, his guitar dripping wet... as Brian said before the band went into "the Jack" "I think this boy has got the devil in his fingers!...." There was no stopping Angus. This was the most energetic and best I've seen him live so far on this whole tour. He was incredible, as always...but even better than incredible. Anyone who never had the opportunity to see AC/DC live before MUST go see AC/DC live on this tour.......AC/DC is THE greatest live band on the planet..EVER. There will never be another AC/DC, or any band even close. This is the band that defines Rock N Roll. Webster dictionary simply needs to update and put a picture of Angus and the boys in there next to the definition of Rock N Roll. Angus did an incredible extra long guitar solo out at the end of the cat walk during "Let There Be Rock", showing off his talents, and playing every note with all his heart. You could see it in his face and expressions as he played, flailing sweat everywhere. He then disappeared into the darkness for a bit, and came out on top of this covered boxed off area on top of this platform, still wailing away on his sweat drenched Gibson SG. Then Angus went up on his scissor lift platform, soloing away, and was suddenly surrounded by confetti streaming out into the night skies....confetti poured out for a good minute straight, covering the entire skie as Angus tore up the strings!....back to the stage he ran, like a full speed locomotive, grabbing the audiences attention with his infamous 'figaro', back and forth asking the crowd for their approval, and getting loud chants in response, the energy was amazing. Before we knew it, the concert was getting close to being over....Angus reappeared through the floor, adorned with devil horns for the first encore of "Highway To Hell", which was magical, followed by the powerful "T.N.T.". Then it was time for the 21 gun salute....6 long cannons appeared behind the backline, and and additional 3 more shorter, civil war style cannons on each side of the stage... "For Those About To Rock We Salute You".... AC/DC once again that rock has got the right of way, there's no question about it. The band left the stage, followed by an encore of fireworks being shot off into the night sky, leaving the audience awestruck. AC/DC never disappoint, and after now 7 concerts of the Black Ice tour, this one being their finest yet, I'm looking forward to seeing as many others as I possibly can! SETLIST: 1. (intro video) Rock N' Roll Train 2. Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be 3. Back in Black 4. Big Jack 5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 6. Shot Down in Flames 7. Thunderstruck 8. Black Ice 9. The Jack 10. Hells Bells 11. Shoot to Thrill 12. War Machine 13. Dog Eat Dog 14. Anything Goes 15. You Shook Me All Night Long 16. T.N.T. 17. Whole Lotta Rosie 18. Let There Be Rock (long Angus guitar solos) Encores: 19. Highway to Hell 20. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) Fireworks
- posted by: Taz
19 Апрель 2010
I'm sooo glad acdc.com got the forum's back online. We like em just fine the way they are. I find the blog sorta funny though. Everything is fully moderated, yet they still have a link to report something offensive. heh.. Oh well.. We can have profiles here in the blog, and have our little AC/DC click in the forum's. Thanks for getting that stuff back online guys!
- posted by: ACDCBELGIUM
19 Апрель 2010
I'm a fan (and you should be too) because... Firstly there music is so full of energy and enjoyment the guitar and bass riffs are mind blowing the drums are...
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