1976 - Napier College Student Union, Sighthill, EdinburghSet List
A little known but amazing gig only witnessed by 150 lucky people. AC/DC,s first ever UK gig.The band had come to the UK the UK to do a
showcase gig at the Marquee in London but as they were visting family in Scotland they wanted to do a couple of low key warm up gigs. I was
on the Union Ents Committee & we were offered the band for �50. Believe or not there was a lot of discussion.We normally only paid �15
to bands.Due to the ammount of gear AC/DC used we would have to cut the capacity of the Union from 250 to 150 .The Union at the Sighthill
Campus was basically a big wooden hut !!Also we would have to put up the ticket price from 50p to 75p to cover our costs.It was considered a bit of a gamble for an unknown band.Anyway once we had heard a copy of thier hit Australian album the decision was made easy. This was by far the best gig I have ever witnessed,totally
unforgettable.They were sensational with the late great Bon Scott & Angus Young in top form. Angus sitting On Bon shoulders being carried
around the Union playing guitar being a highlight. As the Unions DJ at the the time my only claim to fame is to say that I supported AC/DC on
their first ever UK gig !!
Story provided by Dave, taken from living.scotsman.com
I remember this gig - I had a friend, Steph who ran a record store in Bruntsfield. He heard about it, and said you got to hear this band. It was insane, I also remember Angus in the middle of the 'crowd' flat out on the floor still playing, the roadies holding up the guitar cable over the crowd back to the Amp stack. At the end of the gig, Steph asked me if I wanted to go meet the band ... I declined, one of my big regrets ...
Story provided by Stracho.
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