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The Rock-itt : April 2010
another band I have seen but not songs off their new album, ROCKED the main stage. It was tops to see that people that didn't know them were mesmerised. From gals to young guys. I stood back for this one watching him swap from guitar to keys on the big screen. They ended a very eventful, big day. AC/DC. What can I say, ITS ACADACA MAN!!!!! Holy hell what a freakin' show. Actually I will make a statement; it was the best live show EVER! I had VIP which meant we went down an alley way of squashed gated people right to an airy front where I could swing a cat. I couldn't believe it. The audience had lit up devil horns that looked like a sea of red lights and we watched on as our Australian Legends were all in full form. Raspy perfected ear piercing vocals, Angus's sweaty savage solos, a giant Hells Bell, tits everywhere on the big screen, an enormous blow up Rosie, firing cannons, fireworks and falling sparkles, it was had it all. You name a song they played it. My neck killed the next day and in time for the Sunday's...... SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL! Ok granted it is the most poorly organized festival ever at the horrible trudged Eastern Creek Raceway, with segmented alcohol pigpens (can't drink while you watch a band..what the!!) shortage of water, actually they ran out of water at the end with St John's spilling with dehydrated teenagers and NO shade in 45 degree heat. The bands were awesome and some that I hadn't heard before certainly sparked an interest such as, Isis, Clutch, Anthrax, Ancid, and Big Reel Fish. It was a great opportunity to showcase new and old metal to the young and old. But let's get real here the only reason I went was to see FAITH NO FREAKIN MORE!!! We lined up for two hours in the barricades of hell, watching Jane's Addiction who were shredding the left stage and then on looking the right side and booing Jimmy Eat World, who truly sucked. Squished like cattle it was claustrophobic and we found the need to chant Faith No More over and over with the rest of the herd to remind us of the reason we were in these conditions. Once the gates were open it was every cow for themselves. They began with their new opener, "Reunited."I balled like a 70's teenager at a Beatles concert. Their set was HUGE and what they didn't play that night they played at their side show the next night at the Hordern which was well worth backing it up after such a big day. As Soundwave to name a few they played Evidence, Gentle Art of Making Enemies, Be Aggressive, Epic, Easy, Land Of Sunshine, Cuckoo for Caca, We Care A Lot, Surprise Your Dead ending with Just A Man. FAITH NO MORE at the HORDERN. Mike began on a Bassoo playing an Angel Dust anthem. He began and finished his show with everything he had. It was like he'd held back a little at Soundwave and now he could let loose. Mikey -- be still my beating heart, screamed more, adding Fantomas like sounds and also played to our delight, Edge of the World, the Real Thing, Digging the Grave, Ashes to Ashes, and then ending with a B Sides tune that only one would know if they bought the single Easy. We were stoked and I walked away more in love than I had ever been. He looked and sounded just like the old days and will be in my heart forever more. What an unbeatable Summer. I couldn't have asked for anything more, let alone physically rocked out any harder. What could possibly be next...