Friday, July 3, 2009

GLASGOW 2009 – Mission accomplished!

GLASGOW, HAMPDEN PARK STADIUM June 30, 2009


"Ariemmecen a la cas'"
(English: "The time has come to go home")

ROCCO SIFFREDI
Abruzzese actor and Cultural Revolution Leader


SETLIST

1. Rock'n'roll Train
2. Hell ain't a Bad Place to Be
3. Back in Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds
6. Shot Down in Flames
7. Thunderstruck
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hell's Bells
11. Shoot to Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. Anything Goes
15. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. TNT
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let there be Rock
19. Bonny/Highway to Hell
20. For Those About to Rock

AC/DC Abruzzo made it to Glasgow and our flag was raised in the Hampden Park stadium as promised. "From Wilkes Barre to Glasgow…"

It was a great night for rock’n’roll. One of those night you can't forget. The atmosphere was really special. The audience proved to be one of the best of the tour, very warm and ready to have fun altogether, especially in the pit. Great venue. We got feelings similar to the indoor show in Dublin. During the show we jumped and screamed like crazy, a lot of sweat and some crowd surfing and some “friendly moshing”. We really wanted to have great fun at the last show of the European tour. And we got it.

As for the performance the band put on a hell of a show as usual. Maybe some attentive people might say that they looked a bit tired, especially Angus, but we’re sure that most people didn't noticed. The highlight of the show was Bonny. Ok, they didn’t play It’s a long way to the top, and maybe they will never play it, but it was cool to hear Angus play something different, even if only for a few seconds.

Before the show, in front of the stadium, just by the bagpipe guy, we had met some of our companions in this rock’n’roll journey from Wilkes Barre to Glasgow. Other crazy guys who went to around 30-40 shows only for this tour.... Miscello, Carlone, Orangus, Dirty Shoes, Jeanpippo etc. It really seemed like it all came full circle in Glasgow… It was a nice feeling, especially with the bagpipes in the background…

"Forkone imbrizzicone" in Glasgow


Honestly, it's been pretty difficult to write this entry. The European tour is now officially over. We needed a couple of days of reflection... It was a glorious time for AC/DC Abruzzo. We spent 4 months on the road, on and off, with one of the greatest rock band in the history of music. We attended more than 30 concerts in 12 different countries (maybe more) meeting hundreds of people, making all kinds of rock’n’roll experiences, hanging out with rockstars. It was a dream we had for years after the Hammersmith gig and we will treasure this for the rest of our lives.

But Project AC/DC Abruzzo hasn’t been only a way to share our stories with other hardcore fans around the world. It has been also a way to prove that nothing is impossible and that, if you really want it, you can achieve anything. It wasn't an easy task but we proved that it is possible to create a rewarding lifestyle tailored to your priorities.

The first part of the AC/DC Abruzzo project, now closed, proved undoubtedly successful.


The President looks forward

In the next entry we'll post something special from Angus to our fans!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

FLING THING / BONNY in Glasgow!!!

BONNY / FLING THING is the only song added to the setlist. Winning bets will be paid instantly.

Here's an exclusive gift from AC/DC Abruzzo's staff to our fans! 

Enjoy!

video

Now we go for some quick pasta and try to get to the aftershow party asap... More to come soon!


Last European show for the Stirring Committee and the Vice President...



AC/DC Abruzzo, AC/DC Italia and LittleJack with the Emperor of RnR ANGUS YOUNG!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

GLASGOW -1


DUBLIN, Punchestown June 28, 2009

SETLIST

1. Rock'n'roll Train
2. Hell ain't a Bad Place to Be
3. Back in Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds
6. Shot Down in Flames
7. Thunderstruck
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hell's Bells
11. Shoot to Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. Anything Goes
15. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. TNT
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let there be Rock
19. Highway to Hell
20. For Those About to Rock

One day to go! Just a few hours before the final gig of this fantastic European tour... AC/DC Abruzzo can't miss this and will be in Glasgow tomorrow to attend the historic concert at Hampden Park. After that, the European tour will be officially over. Maybe the boys will be back next year, maybe not... 

Yesterday's show in Dublin was just amazing. Maybe Punchestown was not the best venue of the tour (a horse racing track, no seats) but the gig was great anyways. We got to see again the boys performing under the heavy rain (even heavier than Munich). Angus didn't seem to bother too much; actually at times he seemed to use the rain to his advantage for the delight of the audience, like in Let There Be Rock (best song of the night). Brian was in very good shape and so were the other boys. If they are tired, after this long tour, as some say, they fake it very well! We loved the Irish audience and its energy. We also liked the crazy human pyramids before the show and the loud screaming during songs like The Jack and TNT. The Irish really know how to rock! 

Dublin was also memorable because we got to hang out with our North American friends from Canada and the States. Last time we saw these hardcore fans was in Wilkes Barre for the private gig. So we had a great time with BigJack5, Littlebigjack, RockCarole (thumbs up for the performance during the Jack on AC/DC Abruzzo's President's shoulder, by the way LOL), Jeff and Mark from Minneapolis etc. Of course AC/DC Italia was there too and the collaboration with them proved to be really fruitful this time! You'll see something really cool very soon on our websites. It's a shame Capriele and Marco (Polo) won't make it for Glasgow but the Vice President Andrea will be there on their behalf...

SEE YOU TOMORROW IN GLASGOW!

With our North American friends


The Vice President at work in Dublin (despite his conflict of interest)

Super Kapri before the show


Irish human pyramid


Braianno in Punchstown


Angussolo

Malcolmo




YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG



GLASGOW - EXTRA SONG PLAYED - ODDS FINAL UPDATE

Fling Thing 1-1
It's a long way to the top 25-1
If you want Blood 30-1
Gone Shootin 30-1
Riff Raff 40-1
Rocker 50-1
Live Wire 80-1
Touch too Much 100-1
Other 10-1

Sunday, June 28, 2009

GLASGOW -2

LONDON, WEMBLEY STADIUM June 26, 2009 

SETLIST

1. Rock'n'roll Train
2. Hell ain't a Bad Place to Be
3. Back in Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds
6. Shot Down in Flames
7. Thunderstruck
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hell's Bells
11. Shoot to Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. Anything Goes
15. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. TNT
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let there be Rock
19. Highway to Hell
20. For Those About to Rock

From Orangus' personal journal: (AC/DC Abruzzo declines all responsibility for the content)

I bought a ticket from a scalper for only 30£. They also confirmed there's gonna be a golden circle section in Glasgow. Where I was the acoustics was awful and the audience even worse. During the Jack they were not even responding to Angus. Girls were ugly, some boob flashing. Nothing special though. I personally liked the echo effect in the Wembley stadium during TNT just like in the Stade De France 6 years ago, but not this year. They did play Back in Black or White as a tribute to MJ.

Orangus
(more than 40 gigs under his belt)



GLASGOW - ODDS UPDATED

Fling Thing 3-2
It's a long way to the top 18-1
If you want Blood 30-1
Gone Shootin 30-1
Riff Raff 40-1
Rocker 50-1
Live Wire 80-1
Touch too Much 100-1
Other 8-1

There are rumours circulating that the gig in Glasgow will be filmed.