Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? AC/DC – Donington UK (1991)

Who: AC/DC
When: Donington Park, UK – August 17, 1991
Always great to see Angus and Malcolm live – and this gig is memorable. In the early hours of a cool August morning in 1991, the Rockbrat began making his way from the capital to Leicestershire. Donington Park to be more accurate, as that was the day of the Monsters of Rock Festival – headlined by Australia’s favourite sons. If you’ve never been to this venue, image a large open grass area with a massive stage and amps ! The line-up that day was Black Crowes, Queensryche, Motley Crud, Metallica and AC/DC – headlining for their 3rd time.  It was tedious at times (ie sitting through the whining Vince Neil) but eventually  dusk hit and Angus was up on stage riffing away to ‘Thunderstruck’. Released as a video/DVD/Blue Ray the set-list is well-known, but boy, being there to see this set was truly great and the band cooked. I do recall that by the time the final cannon had been blasted in ‘For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)’ that the temperature had dropped somewhat and several fires were lit for warmth. I made my way to the bus for the return trip to London. From the bus window I could see posters advertising the debut Screaming Jets album…..Newcastle’s finest who trod the same path as today’s headliners.  ‘Interesting’ I thought.  It was a long day and although tired with ringing Rockbrat-ears, I allowed myself a smile – because it ain’t every day you get to experience rock n roll magic with 100’000 strangers – in the shape of AC/DC.

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