Guest blogger Michelle Wilson has been racking up massive rock and roll "frequent flyer" miles this year. She recently attended a doozie of a show and as always, she's filed a detailed report.
CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: AC/DC's Back in BlackMaxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts / Melbourne, FL / 10.12.12
|Classic Albums Live / 10.12.12 (Photos: Michelle Wilson)|
Craig Martin's Classic Albums Live series finished its run for this season at
This show was all about FUN. Guitarist Damian Arokium joined the usual suspects this time around, including guitarist Dom Polito, bassist Joe Clements, drummer Rick Vatour, and venerable vocalist Nick Hildyard, whose voice was in perfect pitch to nail the Scott and Johnson vocals. The Polito/Arokium shredding combo was enhanced by the lively antics between the two, channeling the true rock and roll spirit of guitarist brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. From my fifth-row vantage point, I certainly could appreciate the general joviality taking place on stage. I have a sneaking suspicion that Rick Vatour had a lot to do with it. I always enjoy
The band took the stage promptyly at 8PM with Hildyard belting out the gritty sounds of “Hells Bells.” For a fast-paced first set, fans rocked out to the remainder of Back In Black. The crowd was a bit more subdued than I expected for the heavy-hitting AC/DC tracks, but
Despite delivering a spot-on re-creation of Back In Black, it was in the second set that
I’ll admit that I was not the biggest AC/DC fan in the world going into this show. Truth be told, I despised them. But thanks to this phenomenal performance, I now can tolerate them. Almost.
I am, however, a huge fan of Classic Albums Live and have seen five of the six performances at the
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