Wednesday, April 15, 2009

AC/DC - Tuesday 14th April - O2 Arena

An evening of Classic Rock at the O2. A couple of pleasant beers in the garden of The Pilot was followed by catching the end of The Answer's set. They sounded OK and were debuting a few tracks from their new album, "Demon Eyes".

We had got to a pretty good spot - front left - about 10-15 yds from the front. I described to a colleague that you get the following at an AC/DC gig.
  • A 54 year old man in a schoolboy outfit who duckwalks, appears to suffer convultions and performs a striptease
  • A 61 year old man in a flat cap with a heavy Georgie accent
  • A 50ft inflatable prostitute
  • A massive steam train which catches fire
  • A number of cannons firing at the audience

Rightly, they were alarmed. What can't be explained is how all of the above works - except the answer surely lies in the music. Everyone recognises an AC/DC tune and here they were performed faultlessly. Excellent stuff!

Rock n Roll Train
Hell Ain't a Bad Place To be
Back In Black
Big Jack
Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
Shot Down in Flames
Black Ice
The Jack
Hells Bells
Shoot to thrill
War Machine
Anything Goes
You Shook Me all night long
Whole lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway To Hell
For Those About To Rock

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