For those about to ROCK…

Brian Johnson

Thanks to my buddy EJ (Music editor for the News Tribune), I was able to check out AC/DC in their first Tacoma appearance in 7 years.  Promoting their newest release “Black Ice”.

The show was everything you would expect, and I was fortunate to have a real birds eye view of the event.  I got to sit in the press box for the whole show.  The tickets they gave us were in the eighth row – but the way the stage was set up – I was better off in the box.  They played all of the songs I went to hear and kept the new songs (ie songs I didn’t know) to a minimum.  Opening act “The Answer” just plain old sucked. They looked like a parody of a rock band with cliche moves and manufactured excitement as well as the worst sound I have ever heard at a concert.

Here is the set list (Courtesy of EJ – he also gets credit for the picture…sadly I couldn’t go to the photo pit with him)

Rock N’ Roll Train
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
Back in Black
Big Jack
Dirt Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Thunderstruck
Black Ice
The Jack
Hell’s Bells
Shoot to Thrill
War Machine
Anything Goes
You Shook Me All Night Long
TNT
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock

Encore:
Highway to Hell
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

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One Response to “For those about to ROCK…”

  1. Looks like it was a great time, but listening to has beens is sometimes sad, like watching Franco or Terry B near the end. I saw Black Sabbath when Van Halen was their opener and even tho they hung for a few more years, they were shot

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