Thursday, June 16, 2016

AC/DC - live review & photos of 9 JUNE 2016 @ MANCHESTER ETIHAD STAIDUM


I was tired and VERY sleepy so I never buy and wear the pretty cute DEVIL HORN.

(All photos by yours truly).

(Tu hari aku dah cerita pasal jeruk cina dan buah kana cina aku semua dituduh... benda2 haram oleh Man City FC nye security kan, pasal ni tempat dorang.. aku pun dah puji Axl Rose so hari ni aku tampal foto dan cakap omputeh je la, aku pun pakai tablet susah jugak nak tulis banyak2,,
lagi satu, perfume aku dalam botol kecik pun aku terus buang la, banyak songeh la security, aku bukan nak tengok bola..
aku nak tengok konsert ACDC, satu band yang dihormati seluruh masyarakat dunia.

Ok... selamat berpuasa...

ni aku kat Jerman, kat tepi Sungei Rhine, sejuk giler... puasa pun sama panjang nak 19 jam gitu, tapi sini aku kat Sankt Goar ni makanan susah la.
oohh nanti aku cerita2 aku kembara gi village2 dan pekan2 kecil kat sini naik boat.
seram siot Sungei Rhine. Deras giler dan besar giler.
panjang giler pun entah mana mula dan akhirnye sungei ni...

Besok Ritchie Blackmore Rainbow akan main kat sini.
harap tak ujan, tempat open air, atas gunung
ada macam teater terbuka zaman Roman purba kala.



HERE WE GO... 
I plan to include AC/DC in my Iron Maiden Donington backpacking plans before Brian Johnson health issues.
i read in the internet all these complaints, boycotts, returning back tickets, anger, dissapointments, hatred, BITCHING like bitches.

Its Angus / (and Malcolm) Young's band. Angus can do as he pleased.
Furthermore Cliff William is there, Chris Slade is drummer for Razors Edge era. Stevie Young is their family member and had played Rhytm for AC/DC before too.



P  a  n    o  r   a  m  a    v i   e  w o  f s  t a  d i u   m




So by the time I reach Etihad Stadium after minumum serious lack of sleep of up to 48 hours with just a quick nap here and there. - working night shifts at job- pack up in my huge haversack bag - rush to airport- transit halfway in another airport.

I am groggy, the Eltihad Security at entrance was shitty but alas I managed to enter the stadium.
Sleep awhile, make friend and chat with a South African, doze of awhile at the back of the standing area.
Catch the opening band, forgot the name now, I cant be bothered to google it up. Not bad but no thanks.

And its AC/DC about 8.25pm appeared. Long long intro of astronaut video.

MELAYU TOLONG JANGAN NAMPAK MATA SATU JE TERUS FIKIR BUKAN BUKAN APA2 ENTAH BENDA2 BARAT NYE AGENDA NAK MEMBABIKAN DUNIA BOLEH TAK?
LOGO SEARCH PUN KORANG LAHAR PASAL ADA MATA SATU.
KEMBARA KAT ISTANA BUDAYA PUN KENA KAN.
what a laugh..


KEBABOOOMMMM!!!! Starting pun ada meletup jugak haha.


I never realise its an ACDC the GNR singer show.
for me its ACDC.
Axl is a very very good singer when he wants to be, and he is a professional.

W. AXL ROSE IS JUST A SALARY MAN EARNING HIS MONEY FROM ANGUS TO BE PUNCTUAL, GO ON STAGE FOR TWO HOURS, BE AT BEST BEHAVIOUR, MINUMUM OF TALKING AND SINGS THE WAY ONLY AXL ROSE CAN SING FOR 23 SONGS.
WHAT A PERFORMANCE FROM AXL.
he did justice to all eras of ACDC.




I think the 65,000 fans completely forget its Axl Rose after the first two songs.
Its just AC/DC rocking on stage.

Axl is like a school boy on stage respecting his teachers, and masters which are Angus Young and the brand name of ACDC.



3 members from Razors Edge studio album...

Setlist is the same. I bootlegged but surely its chaos so I dont think its any good, but the sound at where I was standing is amazing.
-- Fucking Loud and Clear sound.

1. Rock or bust.
2. SHOT TO THRILL
3. HELL AINT A BAD PLACE TO BE
4. BACK IN BLACK
5. Got some rock n roll Thunder.
6. DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP
7. Rock N Roll damnation
8. THUNDERSTRUCK
9. HIGH VOLTAGE
10. ROCK N ROLL TRAIN
11. HELLS BELL
12. Give a dog a bone
13. IF YOU WANT BLOOD YOU GOT IT
14. SIN CITY
15. YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG
16. SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES
17. HAVE A DRINK ON ME
18. TNT
19. WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE
20. LET THERE BE ROCK

21. HIGHWAY TO HELL
22. RIFF RAFF
23. FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK

THE SONGS IN CAPITAL LETTERS I GO BONKERS.
the two songs in small letters, ok.. calm and peace.

Unusually in all the madness, I break my Ramadhan Fasting Month fast somewhere in the show. LOL. 

More photos...
ACDC rhythm section is always masterful.
Axl Rose does the job he needed to do very very well and its the best decision I think ACDC made in choosing him.
The fans who had boycotted the shows, return tickets, bitching on the internet,
well... they can do what they want.
- The stadiums are still full by other fans.

But Angus Young was out of this world. Really out of this world.






Thats it... Its the firtst time for me in manchester  and I found the public transportation to Etihad was convenient and easy. Going back to the city, of course with 65000 needs a bit patience but still no problem.
if i was not sleepy and zombie-like due to severe lack of sleep,
i would have enjoyed the experience much more.

Anyway, ACDC is like a warm up before the crazy days and nights of serious rain and horrible muddy, mud water floodings of Donington Download Festival and of course tomorrow nite Ritchie Blackmore Rainbow at Lorelei and I am typing this at Sankt Goar.

 Cliff William the long time bassist...


HELLS BELLS !!!!!!!


WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE

AND SOME SERIOUS MOVEMENTS OF THE AUDIENCE ON THIS ONE. Lol.

 Let There Be Rock solo on the rising Ego platform by Angus...
what a thrill...


News reports was 65,000 fans at the stadium and it is a Thursday evening....



Six cannons for you know what song.

FIRE!!!!! 
KEBABOOM KEBABOOM!!!!!

Enjoy the photos. Ooohh the event tshirt for ACDC Manchester 2016 was loud colours AND ATTENTUON SEEKING. LOL!!!



After the show... oo the rubbish..




Thats about it...

In conclusion..

Acdc have seriously An amazing amazing fan base.
the build up to the concert and you can feel it, you can sense. They have this huge hardcore fan base of all ages both men and women who have such a great time rocking with AC/DC.
I guess not only in Manchester, but throughout UK and all Europe.
and i am in Germany to see Rainbow, and wearing an ACDC tshirt has a warm and friendly gestures and hellos given to me. LOL.


9 comments:

MOHD SHAFID BIN RAHMAT said...

Best. TNT ko sebut oi oi oi tak?

yusrina said...

tahniah deaf.. konsert AC/DC tu memang power lagi best tu.. akhirnya tercapai sudah impian dan hasrat kau nak tengok diorang perform secara LIVE la bro..
Hails yaa AC/DC..
p/s : kalau ada t-shirt lebih-lebih tu, boleh la kirim kat aku satu yer.. heheheh

Ijau D. Koceng said...

malcolm masih setia dengan gitar gretsch buruknya...

Rafi said...

nice review.tq.Axl dah ok ye kakinya.tak duduk atas kerusi dah.lawa2 tshirt AC/DC tu

berteromber said...

Axl vokal memang bagus...tu pasal pada aku kalau tengok GNR live tanpa Slash pun aku tak kisah...kalau ko baca vokal dia lagi power dari Mariah Carey....aku harap dia kurus balik...boleh buat showmanship giler2 macam masa muda2 dulu...btw untunglah ko dapat tengok AXL/DC ni...akan datang belum tentu ada lagi...

Kaemm Reutn said...

full of enjoy brader deaf.. ACDC is powerfull.. and rosie i like it.. hehe

matakucing said...

Atuk2 still steady n rok n roll

matakucing said...

Atuk2 still steady n rok n roll

D'arsil said...

hahaha bab mata satu tu lucu juga.. uii banyaknya botol kat lantai tu..