Blimp Time-Hop: Our AC/DC Honeymoon At The Civic Center
It’s pretty safe to say that AC/DC is one of Blimpville’s most favorite live rock acts ever. They've sold out every show, each of the 8 times they've played in Maine.
30 years ago today, ‘Thah Thundah from Down Undah’ came back to Portland for their 6th sold-out night since their first concert at the Cumberland County Civic Center in 1985.
On November 13,1990, AC/DC brought The Razors Edge Tour to Blimpville. My wife Sherry and I were newlyweds (married 4 days earlier) We made damn sure we were there as part of our honeymoon. Fortunately our friends at the record company were able to welcome us backstage to say hello to the band.
Our mutual love of AC/DC is just as much of a bond today as it was when we first met. Awwwwww…right? We're still married. So maybe the real secret is, the couple that rocks out with AC/DC together, stays together.
Check out this epic photo one more time of us just married, with ANGUS! Wicked good vibes, right theah.
This AC/DC concert was the triumphant return of Malcolm Young (nephew Stevie Young was on guitar last time in '88). It also was the introduction of Chris Slade on drums.
AC/DC fake bills were dropped from the lighting trusses during Money Talks and we grabbed handfuls…still have a few in a drawer somewhere at home today.
Look at what they played. What a show, guy.
Now you also listen to what they played. Here's audio of the entire Portland show from 11/13/1990. Not the greatest quality but holy fack, dude.
Watch Thunderstruck from that 90-91 tour live at Donington, England at the Monsters of Rock Festival. This is much better quality.
We love that there is brand new AC/DC out today on the 30th anniversary of this concert night on Portland Maine that will will never forget. How cool is that?
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