On this date in history, 9/27/1985, I saw AC/DC and Yngwie J. Malmsteen in concert at Market Square Arena. I took a girl I was dating at the time and after Yngwie played a phenomenal set of virtuoso guitar shredding badassery, she stood up, obviously preparing to leave! I asked her what she was doing and she said the concert was awesome and thanked me for taking her. I said something to the effect that they were just changing gear around on stage and AC/DC would be playing in about a half hour. She apparently didn’t know what they looked like! Well, I got her educated quickly and AC/DC came out and rocked our worlds with cannons, Hell’s Bells and Angus doing his manic schoolboy guitar warrior thing! Needless to say, my date was quite impressed! I bought her a t-shirt that said Yngwie Who? on the front…on the back it said Yngwie Fucking Malmsteen, That’s Who! The combination of technical mastery by Malmsteen and his band, coupled with the raw, primal, basic 4 on the floor blues based hedonistic party vibe of AC/DC made for an extraordinary evening of rock music at its finest.
Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic