Tuesday, March 2, 2010


The Concert i`ve been waiting years for. ACDC February 18, ANZ Stadium. Tickets went on sale at 9am on the 25th of May 2009. After refreshing the webpage for an hour I finally got 2 tickets at $150 a piece :
in General Admission, Arena C :
We rocked into Sydney from Ballina at around 2:30. By the time we picked up our car and got to the Marriot Courtyard Hotel in Parramatta, (this hotel should be in Adele and I`s credits : Adele and Daniel choose to stay at the Marriott Courtyard Parramatta, LOL) it was about 5 o'clock thanks to having to navigate Parramatta Road in peak hour.

Adele had worked out from the net that ACDC weren't onstage till 8:55pm so we headed over the road to P.J Gallaghers Irish Pub across the road, where we enjoyed a relaxing pizza (Adele discovered that fresh tomato is included on a traditional Margarita pizza). Then we headed back to our room, picked up our trusty little point and shoot camera and headed to the train station, we caught the train to Lidcombe station(I have caught a number of trains here thanks to my grandparents living in Livinstone Road Lidcombe), then switched over for the train to Homebush.

Once we hit Homebush it`s the busiest I have ever seen this place. People everywhere, probably not well demonstrated by this shot but :
So we lined up to get to the Merchandising tent :
An hour later after much discussion about if they would have EFTPOS facilities(they did) we finally got away $80 poorer but richer by one ACDC T-Shirt and an official Program :
I have since ordered the ACDC Tie which I didn`t see but it should be delivered shortly.

Next we searched for an ATM and finally found one, then we found some flashing devil horns for Adele, which everyone was wearing :
The guy selling these things at$20 a pop must have been making a fortune cause they were Everywhere.

We then entered the stadium and watched the end of Wolfmothers set. Overall, Wolfmother didn`t have the sound mixed correctly so came out a bit distorted. But they ended around 8:20pm so we then waited for half an hour for the main show.
Boy did they not disappoint
They came out with Runaway Train from their current album, the middle screen split and a Huge train came through the middle :
Anyway here`s the setlist for the Concert :
  1. 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. High Voltage
  14. You Shook Me All Night Long
  15. T.N.T.
  16. Whole Lotta Rosie
  17. Let There Be Rock (Angus did a 20 Minute Solo On Let There Be Rock)
  1. Highway to Hell
  2. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
Concert finished at around 11pm with a fireworks show. We were back in our hotel room by 11:30 which we thought was extremely impressive.

Unfortunately not too many good shots with the camera, should have read the manual for it before we left for the concert. But we had an AWESOME time. Well I did anyway, even after standing for 3 and half hours :). Adele had her horns knocked off by an exuberant concert goer who was apologising profusely and then proceeded to nearly sh*t himself when I turned around and asked what was going on. I have video but I don`t think I should upload them for legal reasons anyway.

So that was our ACDC outing :

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

Woohoo! Sounds like you have an awesome time!!! love the flashing horns Del!
Did you get a new point and shoot camera???