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AC/DC @ BC Place – September 22nd 2015

Brian Johnson AC/DC @ BC Place - September 22nd 2015

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I have been a pretty big fan of AC/DC since I was about 10 years old.

The first time I heard High Voltage I thought that, that was what rock n roll was meant to sound like. All that attitude, that intense guitar work, and vocals that slap you in the face. It was ear opening.

Last night at BC Place, the boys came to play. The night started with Rock Or Bust, the title track from the bands seventeenth studio album. That was the powder keg that started the explosive chain reaction. In rapid succession the group worked through 18 songs, and then returned for a 2 song encore.

Angus Young of AC/DC @ BC Place - September 22nd 2015

Angus Young of AC/DC @ BC Place – September 22nd 2015

Angus Young was feverish on the stage, firing through the fret board at a furious pace. The sweat dripped steadily from his face, as he willed the auditory assault from the strings.

Brian Johnson of AC/DC @ BC Place - September 22nd 2015

Brian Johnson of AC/DC @ BC Place – September 22nd 2015

Brian Johnson had this cool bad-ass’ness about him,as he usually does. He strutted back and forth before the thousands of cheering fans with a sly grin cracking occasionally between vocal deliveries.

At no moment, during the show, did it even cross my mind that I was watching men in their sixties. They had more energy then men most men half their ages.

It was a real treat to watch them perform. This was the 4th time I have seen them, and the first time I have photographed them.

They blew the roof off that stadium.

The production for the event setup seemed to be moved from props to round out the actual stage itself. I seem to remember during the Black Ice tour they had a giant functional prop train on stage, and of course they had the inflatable Rosie. This time around the money seemed to be spent on making the stage look spectacular, and, if its even possible, adding more to the explosives budget. This made the whole presentation larger than life. Of course they did bring the inflated Rosie back, what a site for sore eyes she was.

By the end of the show I just sat there for a moment smiling. AC/DC is not gone, they are not washed up, they are the keystone to rock n roll’s future.

Set List:
Rock or Bust
Shoot to Thrill
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
Back in Black
Play Ball
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Thunderstruck
High Voltage
Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
Hells Bells
Baptism by Fire
You Shook Me All Night Long
Sin City
Shot Down in Flames
Have a Drink on Me
T.N.T.
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock (with Angus Young guitar solo)

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

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