Last night (9/15) legendary monster of rock AC/DC brought their own brand of high voltage rock n’ roll to Chicago’s Wrigley Field; packed with about 40,000 people on their current Rock or Bust tour.
Opening for AC/DC was a Los Angeles based band called Vintage Trouble. Their style seemed to be old school R&B/blues/rockabilly. Definitely an interesting choice considering it’s stuff like that which originally gave AC/DC its influence. Either way, they definitely got the crowd going and ready for the main attraction.
When AC/DC took the stage it was a monster sized rock n’ roll spectacle. They had an elaborate stage set up where the stage was shaped like a guitar, a giant inflatable doll, pyrotechnics, giant screens, moving platforms, cannons, etc. Then of course it was balls to the wall straight up no frills rock n’ roll from Angus Young and the guys. It was everything you could want from rock n’ roll excess and then some. The band pulled out all the hits like “Back in Black”, “Highway to Hell”, “Thunderstruck”, etc., some tunes from the new album, and a couple of obscure tunes from the Bon Scott era like “High Voltage” and “Shot Down in Flames”.
Never in all my days as a concert-goer have I seen that many people packed into a place that are so incredibly thrilled about a single band. AC/DC definitely did not disappoint. Despite the fact they are all in their 60’s they put on a more energetic and fun show than musicians even one third their age. That being said, AC/DC is still very much worth the price of admission and you owe it to yourself to see them.