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I saw AC/DC for the first time at the San Diego Sports Arena in the early '70s and many times since. As a seasoned fan, I wasn't sure what to expect at the arena Sunday night. Could AC/DC still deliver the rock-and-roll goods?

The Aussie act performed at the top of their game, with a dignity that comes from having done it for over 35 years. I spoke with many die-hard fans after the show who all agreed that this one was as great as it gets.

Angus Young was as exuberant as ever. Blistering guitar riffs held the nearly sold out crowd in awe as AC/DC rocked the house with staple treasures such as "For Those About to Rock," "Back in Black," "Hells Bells," "You Shook Me All Night Long," as well as older favorites such as "The Jack," "Whole Lotta Rosie," and "Let There Be Rock."

Singer Brian Johnson belted out the well-known lyrics, hitting most of the high notes, and for any that were missed, the audience gladly obliged by singing along.

All of us gray-haired saints can take heart. We're getting older and older, but this AC/DC show was a reminder that we are in excellent company.

Seats: L14, row 4, seat 1
Show date: September 6, 2009
Venue: San Diego Sports Arena

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sandiegonative70 Sept. 9, 2009 @ 8:11 p.m.

I enjoyed this review of AC/DC. I was able to recall and vicariously experience this great group. I am happy to hear that the years have been good to them. Thanks Rebecca!

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Josh Board Sept. 10, 2009 @ 8:44 a.m.

Cool. I wondered how the show went.

I've seen them a few times, once flying out to Phoenix for a show (I had a friend that just moved there, so that was my excuse). I always dig the big jail bars that come out during Jailbreak.

And, I met a woman in her 60s who once told me the company she worked for (out in the east county, like Santee), said they're the ones that made the huge Rosie that comes out during Whole Lotta Rosie. AC/DC complained that the breasts weren't big enough, so they made a second one.

Nice to hear that Angus is still duckwalking with his schoolboy uniform, and rockin' the SD fans.

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