Friday, May 27, 2011

Let There Be Rock

Ever wanted to see the craziest audience in the world? Just watch AC/DC's latest concert film, Live At River Plate, in Argentina . The show was filmed over a three-night stand in Buenos Aires in 2009, part of the band's massive Black Ice world tour. It's mindblowing to see just how fucking nuts the South American fans are. Watching a huge sea of jumping people during Highway To Hell is rather hair-raising. On a side note, I always find it funny when people (at least those I've talked to before) use the term 'moshing' very loosely; GA doesn't necessarily mean you get people moshing. It seems at times the whole floor of the stadium was one gigantic mosh pit. Gotta love those glow-in-the-dark devil horns.

As for the music, well, it's AC/DC, so you can't really expect any surprises. Angus Young still does that little striptease halfway through the show. While the songs may sound a bit similar after a while, it's definitely something else to hear them played in a live setting. And like a Springsteen or U2 concert, the live experience can never be replicated on blu-ray. I'm still knocking myself for not seeing the band at Wembley in June two years ago (I went for Dave Matthews Band that night instead). But the next time they tour, I'll be sure to travel down to their home country.