It's all about karma, I'm convinced of that, and when you add music to the mix, well something special happens. See, back in the day when I was involved in the promotion of artists like Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Who, I had access to tickets, well, the best tickets. They were for radio people, music writers and the like. I handed them out like candy on Halloween, but I always held onto a batch for the people.
For example, I gave a bartender two for an Elton John show. He went and told me it changed his life because he got to see John Lennon's last performance. I didn't know John was going to be there but see, that was the bartender's karma.
Another time I met a guy who commuted on the same train as I did. We became train buds and had conversations about whatever on the otherwise boring trip into the city. We never got around to discussing what we did for a living. We just didn't care. One day he told me his son was driving him crazy because he was a huge Kiss fan and he wanted to go to their sold-out gig at the Garden. Wow, I thought, as I pulled two tickets out of my pocket and gave them to him. He couldn't believe it.
I did this all the time. It was my thing and I loved that I could get the people into the shows.
So it's been a few decades since I was in the position to do that and I found myself in the third row at Giants Stadium for AC/DC. My son Mike got the tickets. He didn't spend anything other than the face value, just went online and these are the seats he got. That's his karma and my karma got me the seat next to him. Rock and Roll never forgets.
See, one time that bartender saw EltonJohnLennon and another time that kid saw Kiss, but now it was payback and I saw one of the greatest concerts of my life performed by AC/DC.
don't say that lightly. Seen 'em all folks, Stones, Elvis, Rancid, Little
Richard, Pantera, Springsteen, Metallica, Allmans, Green Day, Dylan,
well you get the point, but AC/DC at Giants Stadium
goes down as one of the all-time best concerts I have ever witnessed.
I won't rate them one to fifty or anything like that, but if I take
all my favorites and throw them in alphabetical order this show tops
the list. AC/DC are what rock is all about
loud, nasty, dirty,
real, and a whole lot of fun.
show is a two-hour Angus Young extravaganza. The school boy uniform
is part of that fun element I mentioned, but his playing is no joke.
There is no rock/blues player alive today who can touch the astonishing
Mr. Young. Go ahead, make your list, but I repeat no one can touch Young.
Ask any of the over 40,000 who witnessed the extended solo he took on
"Let There Be Rock," elevated above the center of the 50 yard
line. That alone made the show unforgettable. Angus Young doesn't play
he is the riffs
the solos are just an extension of his soul or
as Brian Johnson told the crowd,"That guy's got the devil in his