Powerage5

09/09/16 - Detroit, MI - The Palace Of Auburn Hills

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Wow- fuckin pretty jealous of @ZoSoRose and @Powerage5 right there! First of all for just seeing Axl/DC, but then the whole after show thing sounded like a fuckin killer time. Congrats and cheers guys! 🍺

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7 hours ago, Powerage5 said:

Man, what an amazing night last night - I'm still buzzing after it. As I said earlier, we went up to our seats...and the section was closed because of poor sales. We got bumped from $50 seats up to side-stage, $150 seats. Already a great start to the evening. The gig was great, even better than Cleveland IMO. Axl sounded a lot stronger on the few songs I thought were a little off in Cleveland. There were a couple things a little goofy in this gig still, the most prominent being Axl fucking up the last verse on RNR Train. But all in all, it was a fantastic gig. The thing I'm loving most about seeing Axl in AC/DC is the the little things, he seems so much more candid with AC/DC. I remember specifically last night seeing him wipe off some sweat with a towel while onstage and thinking "Wow, you'd never see Axl do that with GN'R". I dunno, maybe I'm overthinking things :lol:

 

But after the gig is when things really got great. @ZoSoRose and I had decided we wanted to try and find the hotel after the gig, since AC/DC and Axl have been so cool about meeting fans. He had a good idea on which hotel, and he was right. There were maybe 40-50 people there initially, but it thinned out a bit later on. Someone in AC/DC's management came out and told everyone it was one signature or one picture - couldn't have both. Stevie was the first to come out, about 12:15. He had a great sense of humor, cracking jokes every chance he got. We mentioned to him how much we appreciated having him in the band, and he gave both of us picks. For those of you less up on AC/DC stuff, it's impossible to get AC/DC picks, as they don't throw any out during gigs at all. Slade and Angus came out next, about 12:45. Slade was very personable, I told him he was my favorite AC/DC drummer and he seemed genuinely surprised to hear that :lol: Angus was really friendly, he was amazed when I told him I'm doing six gigs. Honestly, meeting him was just as big a deal to me as meeting Axl - AC/DC was my very first favorite band, and they've always had a really special place with me. On a list of people I never thought I'd meet, I'd probably put Angus even higher than Axl.

 

About 1:30 the management guy came out again, and told us to line up again. Same rule about a picture or autograph. He took us up to Axl five people at a time, but we each got to approach him individually. He was quiet, but very friendly. I told him how much I've been enjoying the AC/DC gigs so far, and he just sort of nervously chuckled and said "Cool, glad to hear you're having a good time". The best bit though was when I asked for a picture he said "Of course" and before I could even think, he put his arm around me :)

 

Still buzzing after last night, it was just so cool. Looking forward to another gig tomorrow, but I also have an Anthrax/Slayer show to get through tonight first...

2016 - Axl has reinvented his image NO DOUBTS ! Brilliant stuff!

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i wonder why Axl doesn't hold hat last note in Sin City like he did in Europe...that performance in London was amazing. Just nitpicking though, I love this song now

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It really was an amazing show. Being five feet from Axl and Angus for a lot of the show really shows how hard they work. It was awesome seeing Axl stand back and smile while watching Angus solo. Both of those men are absolute legends! Richard Fortus was sitting by us and was a really nice dude. I also had a nice convo with Beta and Fernando...but nowhere near as cool as getting pics with the band! 

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3 minutes ago, GoBucky said:

It really was an amazing show. Being five feet from Axl and Angus for a lot of the show really shows how hard they work. It was awesome seeing Axl stand back and smile while watching Angus solo. Both of those men are absolute legends! Richard Fortus was sitting by us and was a really nice dude. I also had a nice convo with Beta and Fernando...but nowhere near as cool as getting pics with the band! 

Richard was at the show?! For real? That's so awesome.

Didn't see Beta or Fernando at all, but would have liked to. 

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38 minutes ago, ZoSoRose said:

Richard was at the show?! For real? That's so awesome.

Didn't see Beta or Fernando at all, but would have liked to. 

I overheard someone at the Anthrax show tonight say they saw Fortus there too. 

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10 hours ago, Powerage5 said:

I overheard someone at the Anthrax show tonight say they saw Fortus there too. 

Could have been Izzy or Gilby

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2 hours ago, Silent Jay said:

Could have been Izzy or Gilby

They said he was giving out guitar picks. So I think they'd know who it was based on the picks.

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I am very happy to see you guys met Axl! I've always wanted to, but it never works out.

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What time did they go on? I'm trying to plan my transportation  options since I'll be going to the MSG show on Wednesday,

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1 minute ago, Draguns said:

What time did they go on? I'm trying to plan my transportation  options since I'll be going to the MSG show on Wednesday,

They were scheduled for 8:30, but it was closer to 8:45. I'm not sure what time Tyler Bryant is on for MSG offhand, but plan on AC/DC being an hour after Tyler Bryant starts.

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On September 10, 2016 at 1:22 PM, Powerage5 said:

Don't know what my plans are, but if my friends are up for trying to meet him the. I'll go along in DC too!

My friend and I will be at iron horse before the show. I'm local and may do some scouting Friday night 😎 Feel free to shoot me a PM if you wanna meet up with us. 

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1 hour ago, bjasmund said:

My friend and I will be at iron horse before the show. I'm local and may do some scouting Friday night 😎 Feel free to shoot me a PM if you wanna meet up with us. 

Possibly Saturday. Definitely not Friday though, seeing Anthrax in Brooklyn on Friday. 

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On September 11, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Powerage5 said:

They said he was giving out guitar picks. So I think they'd know who it was based on the picks.

His girlfriend/wife was handing them out before the AC/DC show

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