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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Might tonight's show at Wrigley be the concert film for this tour?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/enter...0914-story.html
https://instagram.com/p/7qubdur_nj/

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bytebark
Sep 26, 2004

I hate Illinois Nazis

I was watching from lower level seats along the third base line. Yeah, looked like their might have been some filming going on. Several cameras near the stage, and then a robotic one near the right field wall which would swoop over the crowd. There was supposed to be a helicopter hovering above, and although you couldn't see it from where we were sitting, I'm pretty sure I heard it between songs.

Also, it was loud. Real loud. Ears are still ringing.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Well, it's my turn in Winnipeg tomorrow!

Any other goons going?

Dattserberg
Dec 30, 2005

National champion, Heisman winner, King crab enthusiast


Synthetic Hermit posted:

Well, it's my turn in Winnipeg tomorrow!

Any other goons going?

loving enjoy.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Cross-posted from acdcfans.net:

Synthetic Hermit posted:

...good show for the most part. Performance was excellent. Took about half the show for Angus to get fully pumped up. Brian sounded way better than he did 6 years ago. Fantastic lighting (though it could've been brighter). Baptism By Fire had a great groove (and a cool extended outro by Angus). Slade was mixed well; hi-hat wasn't dominant. IMO, he gave a good punch to BIB. He's more than passable, though Phil's traditional sound was missed. Aside from Thunderstruck, Stevie totally got the job done, though he was a touch buried in the mix. His tone is different from Mal's, but not negatively so. His vocals were solid, though a few times he looked distracted and almost missed his cue. Snoozers of the evening were Play Ball (why isn't RTBA or Miss Adventure in this spot?) and SDIF. The crowd liked RNRT, though something else should be in its spot simply because it's already had its time in the sun.

Now the negatives. I don't know what was the cause, but compared to the BI tour's crystal clear audio, this show had a nasty distortion in the upper midrange. The only song I felt comfortable taking my earplugs out for was Sin City (my definite favorite of the night, with High Voltage being #2) because it was pitched lower. The city's new stadium clearly wasn't designed for concerts - the only way to get to floor level is via hacked-in stairwells off of the grandstands. The crowd was completely drunk right from the start (Brian started off HADOM with "you beat me to it"), and as expected there was security in literal droves (though no actual police unlike last time). Turned out that I actually had an aisle seat (right next to an open area in front of the sound desk), which was VERY helpful, because the seats are small and can't be moved (and if I can't headbang like a nutcase, I don't want to go).

Fun notes - there was a Godzilla doll perched on the mixing board, crew were clearly visible during LTBR before the solo installing stuff on the upper catwalk, and I smelled somebody light up a joint just as the intro video started. :P

Newspaper review: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/ar...-328143131.html (I didn't notice any faceplant, though I hardly watched the band in-between songs).

P.S. Vintage Trouble's singer was totally off the hook! :P

!

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Cool new interview with longtime engineer Mike Fraser:

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2015/...er-mike-fraser/

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

Going this Friday! Saw them twice on the Black Ice tour, felt lucky to have done so when it was still the original gang. Looking forward to seeing Chris Slade on board this time, I really liked Razor's Edge.

Been spoiled on the set list a little more than I'd like, but I'm all kinds of pumped to see them in an outdoor stadium this time.

Axel Serenity
Sep 27, 2002



Sitting in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. By far one of the best concerts I have ever been to. We were 7th row, right in front of the right screen. Still reeling from it. I have no voice. It's dead, Jim.

Angus is a loving god.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMu7_kWvhhE

The amazing thing about the video is that it could have been a legitimate closer for any other band, and yet it was the second song of the night.

Axel Serenity fucked around with this message at Sep 29, 2015 around 18:07

bytebark
Sep 26, 2004

I hate Illinois Nazis

At the Chicago show, there were somewhat longer than usual gaps between songs - seemed like thirty seconds or so, although maybe not even that long - which seemed abnormal (when I saw them on the BI tour, they pretty much just went right from song to song). During these gaps, the lights were down (band not visible). Did they do this at other shows? Wondering this was only done at the Chicago show because it was supposedly taped for a video release, and maybe they wanted that time to get crowd audio, etc. Or maybe Angus just needed a breather, because he's sixty years old.

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


Axel Serenity posted:

Sitting in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. By far one of the best concerts I have ever been to. We were 7th row, right in front of the right screen. Still reeling from it. I have no voice. It's dead, Jim.

Angus is a loving god.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMu7_kWvhhE

The amazing thing about the video is that it could have been a legitimate closer for any other band, and yet it was the second song of the night.

I wish I was that close. That seemed like a loving awesome show. Cool video!

Axel Serenity
Sep 27, 2002



bytebark posted:

At the Chicago show, there were somewhat longer than usual gaps between songs - seemed like thirty seconds or so, although maybe not even that long - which seemed abnormal (when I saw them on the BI tour, they pretty much just went right from song to song). During these gaps, the lights were down (band not visible). Did they do this at other shows? Wondering this was only done at the Chicago show because it was supposedly taped for a video release, and maybe they wanted that time to get crowd audio, etc. Or maybe Angus just needed a breather, because he's sixty years old.

The L.A. show had a little bit of time between songs. I figured it was just because of the setup needed for a few of them (like the giant bell or Rosie and stuff). It's such a big show with so many lighting cues and whatnot I didn't really find it too odd.

Here's an image of them playing "You Shook Me All Night Long" I took, which I think kind of sums up the concert.


I'm finding now that I've had the time to think about it that the reason they put on such a great show is that the band is almost secondary to the experience. I mean, everyone's there to see them play, but their songs are so iconic that you're really there to sing things like "You Shook Me.." and "Highway to Hell" with 55,000 other people. Not many bands can pull that kind of thing off nowdays. Even if you don't remember their setlist or some of the specifics, you probably will remember toasting to strangers near your seats during "Have a Drink on Me," or chanting THUNDER as loud as possible or all of the light-up horns around you the whole time. It's just so much fun, and they're the house band providing the soundtrack to the party.

One of the reviews posted earlier in the thread said that AC/DC plays in stadiums but still feels like they're playing an intimate venue. I didn't understand it then, but it makes complete sense now. I really hope they tour again, but drat I'm glad I finally got to see them if they don't. Incredible.

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man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

The sound at my show was so loving bad. May have been where we were sitting, but it was just a blown out boom-y mess of indiscernible noise. Really sucked.

Bleep
Feb 7, 2004



Last AC/DC show I went to Angus forgot to tape his old man droopy balls to his inner thigh so when he duck walked around stage everyon in the front row could see his disgusting 80 year old balls and I was screaming at how much it was like an intimate venue where I can see his balls to the people I was toasting in the seats next to me.

Axel Serenity
Sep 27, 2002



They love showing off their dirty big balls so that's not much of a surprise.

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

IMO, this performance is the highlight of the tour so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQyeqe5EQqM

More: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...kcRvK-WDjC0KyNG

Angus turned 60 in March. Brian turned 68 a couple of weeks ago. This is the former's 16th and the latter's 11th tour supporting an album. How DO they keep doing this!

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


Synthetic Hermit posted:

IMO, this performance is the highlight of the tour so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQyeqe5EQqM

More: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...kcRvK-WDjC0KyNG

Angus turned 60 in March. Brian turned 68 a couple of weeks ago. This is the former's 16th and the latter's 11th tour supporting an album. How DO they keep doing this!

That was amazing. POWERAGE! I hope I play guitar a quarter as well as that if I make it to my 60s.

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

I was lucky enough to be there for that performance. It was a definite highlight, but man the sound was SO bad where I was sitting that it really ruined the whole experience.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Sound check in Australia

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Another hot Sin City vid!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kYXaNirVRI

Cool Buff Man
Jul 30, 2006

bitch

My friend is currently trying to sleep in Perth, and all he can hear is these stupid old men and their thunder sounds and cat screaming from their stadium "rock gig."

Edit: It seems to be over, thank god. The fireworks scared the neighbors.

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Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


So when's the next album?

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Charles Martel posted:

So when's the next album?

A bit early for that, eh? Still at least 5 shows on this tour (and you'd expect them to at least go to South America in 2016)...

Cool Buff Man posted:

My friend is currently trying to sleep in Perth, and all he can hear is these stupid old men and their thunder sounds and cat screaming from their stadium "rock gig."

Edit: It seems to be over, thank god. The fireworks scared the neighbors.

DEAL WITH IT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgpa5HsMsrc

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

New Zealand wrapped up this week! The weather in Wellington caused some sound problems, and the band had to leave the stage after just two songs in order to get things fixed (Angus tried using a cord, but it made no difference). After a chorus of booing, they finally came back on 40 minutes later and finished the show, though the sound quality was still suspect throughout.

Also, a whole new swath of shows has been announced for 2016! Arenas in the U.S. beginning in Feburary, then more stadiums in Europe! Tickets are on sale Friday!

http://www.acdc.com/tour

Charles Martel
Mar 7, 2007

"The Hero of the Age..."

The hero of all ages


I'd go see them again in Philly if I wasn't broke. I'm sure tickets that go on sale tomorrow will be long gone by the time I get my next paycheck next week.

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

U.S. arena tour starts today!

http://www.acdc.com/tour

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Setlist change spoilers!

(Note - placeholder links until good quality show video is available.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO0T_V5WaLE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR72N6zraoQ

The consensus on acdcfans.net is that they need a few shows to smooth out the additions...

Blast Fantasto
Sep 17, 2007

USAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


None of those additions are "Big Balls"

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

They've definitely worked out the kinks for one of the songs...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3OzKYZlBQg

Still no decent video for the other one, so here's the closer from the other night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu5BIRPkMJQ

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

BREAKING: Brian has been ordered to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss:

http://www.acdc.com/news?n_id=274

Dates will be rescheduled, likely with a guest singer. Refunds will be made available.

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

Wow, a new singer for AC/DC... that'd be something to see.

This seems like more or less the end of AC/DC between this and Malcom. Glad I got to see them the times that I did.

Alec Bald Snatch
Sep 12, 2012

by exmarx


Surely they can just play a tape of various birds of prey screeching and the audience will be none the wiser.

Seriously though they could just use the iso cabs only and keep the stage volume to nearly nothing and Brian's in ear monitors at a safe level.

Sheen Sheen
Nov 18, 2002


Well, I guess in the backs of our minds we all knew this would likely be AC/DC's last hurrah, but this more or less makes it official Now I'm really glad that I got to see them in Toronto on the first leg of the North American tour, but I live in Buffalo and was really hoping to see them again.

So I'm interpreting this as Brian can't play any more shows at all--I'm not a doctor, but shouldn't he have been wearing earplugs to prevent this? Or are earplugs while on stage at an AC/DC concert like putting your finger in a dyke? More importantly, who the hell are they going to get to fill in for him???

It would have to be somebody famous, right?

Alec Bald Snatch
Sep 12, 2012

by exmarx


Sheen Sheen posted:

So I'm interpreting this as Brian can't play any more shows at all--I'm not a doctor, but shouldn't he have been wearing earplugs to prevent this? Or are earplugs while on stage at an AC/DC concert like putting your finger in a dyke? More importantly, who the hell are they going to get to fill in for him???

Yeah he uses custom in ear monitors like pretty much every other big time band. Unlike pretty much every other band apparently they actually run all their amps on stage, so at any given moment it could be between 130-140dB up there. The problem is even the best earplugs can only knock down about 33dB, which is still unsafe for any extended period of time.

How the rest of the band isn't also nearly deaf I have no idea.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Sheen Sheen posted:

It would have to be somebody famous, right?

Dave Grohl just got a boner.

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island


BigFactory posted:

Dave Grohl just got a boner.

Singing for AC/DC?

No.

Axel Serenity
Sep 27, 2002



I actually don't hate that idea. Grohl is one of the biggest modern rock stars, he knows the songs, and can put out the energy in his shows to match AC/DC's. I mean, no one is going to match Johnson's voice, and this is likely their last tour unless magical science happens, so may as well go out with a huge, respected name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjOKxHTzyuU

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Look, Dave Grohl might be a decent singer and an AC/DC fan, but the crowd that goes to see AC/DC is not the crowd that goes to see Foo Fighters. Utterly different styles of music.

AC/DC needs an old-style classic rock/heavy metal singer. Think Guns 'N' Roses, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, etc. Even more recent/heavier acts like Metallica, Rob Zombie, Pantera, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Anthrax, etc. are closer than FF.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



The joke is that Dave Grohl has no shame and shoehorns his way into anything he possibly can.

They should just cancel the dates. Who wants to see AC/DC with a substitute singer? That's stupid.

But the idea that foo fighters and ac/dc are hugely different types of music? It's all dumb hard rock.

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Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

BigFactory posted:

But the idea that foo fighters and ac/dc are hugely different types of music? It's all dumb hard rock.

Foo Fighters skews way younger. They belong to the Nirvana/Pearl Jam/System Of A Down crowd. AC/DC's is the Joe Six Pack/Good Ol' Boy crowd. Music tonalities are way different. AC/DC values a basic beat, a strong riff, and screeching guitar solos. Foo Fighters are more layered and melodic in comparison.

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Alec Bald Snatch
Sep 12, 2012

by exmarx


Also Foo Fighters are boring as gently caress.

Nobody ever got laid in the back of a trans am t-top blasting Foo Fighters

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