For those of you who don't know, AC/DC's album Black Ice went on sale exclusively at Wal-Mart on October 20th, 2008 at 12:00 Midnight and your's truly was there.
I have been a fan of the band since as long as I can remember, owning most of their albums, and having all of their songs in digital format there was no way I was going to miss out on the first album from the band in 8 years!
The nice thing this time though is that I had a partner to go with me. My son, Dylan who is 15 is also a fan. He was excited about being the first kid in Sunnyside to own the album, and I have to admit I was probably just as excited for him 🙂
I can still remember a cold Connecticut December night in 1981, me and by buddy Gordon freezing our tails off in line for over an hour waiting to get in to see the “Bellringers from Hell.” we didn't care, we had been waiting for this opportunity for months, ever since we heard they were coming, and had ordered our tickets as soon as they went on sale. Row 8, Center-Stage, seats 11 and 12. Hard to believe after almost 30 years I still remember that 🙂
It's true what they say about the bands of yesterday though, they made their living on the road, today it's easy for a band to make it big without ever showing their face in a stadium, but back then if you want to make it, you had to deliver your “message” to the kids the only real way there was, In-Concert.
As I sit here typing this I am listening to the album and I know for a fact that Dylan is upstairs in his room rocking out to it as well – even though he should be in bed as it's a school night, I am sure he won't be able to sleep till he has heard every song at least once 🙂
Oh well, like father, like son.