Acka made 8-hour trip worth it

DESPITE shelling out more than $500 each, spending eight hours on a bus and enduring a bleary-eyed day at work, Gary Fielder and Natalie Krause were just happy to be back in black.

The father and daughter were on one of three coaches, organised by Martin’s Albury, which headed down for the first of AC/DC’s Australian shows at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Thursday night.

“The atmosphere was amazing,” Ms Krause said.

“In terms of pure entertainment, it was right up there.

“Wolfmother supported them and they were excellent, too.”

The ageing rockers finished their set with For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) before a pyrotechnics show capped off the evening.

The pair were joined by friends Michael French and Steve Bowen, and arrived back in Albury at 4.30am yesterday.

The show had been a long-awaited event for Mr Fielder who couldn’t raise the cash to see AC/DC when they played in Albury in 1976.

“I’ve been a fan before (Natalie) was even around,” Mr Fielder said.

“I had to start at eight today but it was worth it, was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen.

“They had the pyrotechnics and the giant glowing horns and we were right back but it was still worth it.

“Angus Young was awesome, it was like he had drunk a slab of Red Bull before he got on stage.

“He worked the crowd so well and the big riffs were really good.

“It was funny, every time they played one of their songs from (new album) Black Ice, everyone would get up out of their seats and go get a drink or go to the toilet — everyone just wanted to hear the old stuff.

“There was all ages, teenagers though to the baby boomers and everyone loved it.

“You shouldn’t miss it.”

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