When I showed up, they didn't make me sit in the geriatric section, and I'm quite pleased about that. Also, they announced "no cameras," but everyone had one. Digital cameras are so small these days, that it would be impossible to keep people from bringing them in. I carried my point-and-shoot along and took some shots for
(Click any of the images to enlarge.)
The show started around 8:30 and for the next one hour and 45 minutes
AC/DC used more props than any group I've seen (although Pink Floyd gives them a run for their money). The show began with a giant video of a train out of control and they then began the concert with their current hit "Rock 'N Roll Train." The train stayed as a set (like you would see if you went to a play) and you can see it here:
Besides the train, if you look to the top-left, you can see one of the three large jumbo-trons.
The singer, Brian Johnson, was extremely engaging. He talked to the audience and drew us in. There was a runway that extended maybe 90 feet out into the audience and he spent a lot of time there, high-fiving with the crowd as he sang.
You can see part of the runway in this image.
When I was in high school
Some bands get stale with time, but not this one. Their music sounded fresh and better than ever. They played all the hits. The audience joined in, particularly on the song "Dirty Deeds." But AC/DC wasn't afraid to play a new song or two. "Big Jack" and "Black Ice" are from their most recent album and they were both awesome, too.
Angus Young, the lead guitarist, is one of the founding members of the group (along with rhythm guitarist brother Malcolm Young.) He began the concert wearing his trademark schoolboy uniform with shorts, schoolboy cap, white shirt and tie and jacket. About one-third way into the concert, he stripped down to just shorts and shoes and socks.
Shirtless Angus Young is front right in the image above.
His guitar work was beyond excellent, probably the best I've ever heard (and yes, I've seen Clapton). Several times, he took his right hand away and continued playing with just his left. I assume this is hard to do, and, even if it's not, it looks quite impressive.
Angus Young plays his guitar (above) in front of a large screen that zooms in on his finger-work.
I mentioned the light show. The above is one of many photos I took that show the effect of the different lights.
When they performed "Whole Lotta Rosie", they used another prop shown above -- a large-breasted woman riding the run-away train. Notice the 90-feet blow-up doll has an AC/DC tattoo on her arm.
If you click to enlarge the image above, you'll see a giant bell near the top. It was lowered before they sang (guess what?) "Hells Bells" -- another of their many props
The opening act was "The Answer," a heavy metal group from Belfast, Ireland. They were okay, but after they finished playing, I still wasn't quite sure what the question was.
You can read the review that was in the local newspaper, The Memphis Commercial-Appeal, by clicking here. I like mine better -- it's is more informal, has more photos and has YOU reading it!