jamie goode's wine blog: For those about to rock...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

For those about to rock...

Just back from an awesomely good concert. Took younger son to watch AC/DC in their first gig in the UK for ages and ages (on possibly their last world tour).

It was at the O2 arena - a brilliant venue for watching live music. The sound was really good, which makes a difference at loud gigs like these. And it was loud - not too loud that it hurt (as some gigs I can remember when I was a teenager), but as loud as you'd ever want it.

AC/DC are quite old now, but they put on a cracking show, playing a solid 2 hours. It was just great rock music - simple, but good, with lots of great blues-influenced riffs. As the first album I ever bought was Back in Black, it was quite special to catch them live. Younger son, who is 11, really enjoyed it, too. It helped that we knew all the songs.

They're the ultimate good-time band, and they don't take themselves too seriously. They rock.

Also today: it was the first day of judging at the International Wine Challenge. My team tasted 110 wines, and it was a pleasure to judge with such a nice bunch of people. I really enjoy doing the challenge, in part because the organization is so good, which makes tasting much easier - and also you get treated well - a nice lunch at Searcy's and a Cooper's Pale at the end of the day. More on this tomorrow, when I've finished day 2 of judging.



At 8:36 AM, Blogger Steve Borthwick said...

There seem to be a few bands from around this era experiencing a renaissance recently (Rush, Metallica, Iron Maiden etc.)

I put it down to the recent XBOX/PS3 “guitar hero” game; if you haven’t mastered “let there be rock” in that game yet then you haven’t lived, a whole new way to experience music… most excellent, you should try it Jamie.

At 3:20 AM, Blogger Vinogirl said...

I am soooo jealous!

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

We have guitar hero world tour - I'm quite good at the guitar and bass, but bad at the drums.


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