\There are those who would argue fifty years is past the prime. I beg to differ. Rock legends AC/DC took Detroit and Joe Louis Arena by storm, wrapping up their 2001 tour with a rescheduled Michigan show. From behind smoke, flames, and a thirty foot statue of Angus Young, AC/DC emerged, opening the show with everyone”s favorite stripbar song “You Shook Me All Night.” Continuing the night with the energy of yesteryear, Brian Johnson ran about the stage mumbling to the crowd in that trademark English rockstar dialect no one ever seems to understand but makes the crowd go wild. And wild they went, rocking with AC/DC through their 20-plus year catalogue of mega hits, including “It”s a Long Way to the Top(If You Want to Rock n” Roll),” “Back in Black,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” and “Big Balls.” And if simply playing their songs wasn”t enough, Brian Johnson proceeded to swing above the crowd on a bell for “Hells Bells” and Angus Young played a five minute guitar solo while spinning himself in circles on a rising platform.
The entertainment continued when a gigantic blow up stripper complete with dollar bills hanging out of her plastic lingerie began to dance on stage for “The Jack” and flames then appeared for “Highway to Hell.”
And what performance is complete with out revealing some skin? Angus Young provided the strip show every rock concert should have, pulling his clothes off all the way down to his American flag boxer shorts. Need I mention the multiplicity of breasts gracing the big screen displays that followed? Next time someone mentions rock is dead, gently remind the that it”s not dead but aging well.