Tuesday, June 21, 2005


While this ticket stub was for the night before I went...... it serves its purpose.......

Oct 19, 1982..... AC/DC was playing at Wembly Arena, With the warm up band being Y&T...... It was Their "for those about to rock" Tour......

Got on the bus in front of the Base Exchange on Raf Bentwaters..... The bus was loaded with airmen and kids from school...... one of them was Ron Donez.... Never hung out with him before..... But I knew him from my brother....

So I sat next to him and we talked on the ride up to London..... Once there everyone scattered to various places. Ron and I made our way to Mcdonalds and ate there.... we then made our way to the show and our seats were right below a group of airmen who were buying a bunch of extra pints and the told us to help ourselves......

Y&T opened up playing stuff from their new album "earthshaker".... it was awesome watching the packed wembley arena all headbanging.......

Then AC/DC hit the stage and Brian and Angus stole the show..... The final song was "for those about to rock, we salute you"..... They had large cannons on the set and blasted them out until the etire arena was one big cloud of smoke......

back on the bus Ron and I seemed like the only ones awake on the way home..... we kept talking about bacon..... guess we were hungry..... we thought for sure the bus driver was asleep as well......

we arrived back at the base the morning of oct 20th, 1982..... my 16th birthday

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey there, Kirby - it's Ron. Get a hold of me at rddonez@netscape.net. Still remember that concert fondly...