AC/DC live review – Lisbon, Passeio Marítimo de Algés
Venue: Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Lisbon
A be-throned Axl Rose atones for past sins as he brings a wholly unexpected dimension to AC/DC.
On July 2, 1992, Guns N’ Roses played their first show in Portugal, at Lisbon’s Estádio José Alvalade. Soundgarden and Faith No More were along for the ride, and the latter’s singer, Mike Patton, was feeling typically frisky. After encouraging those in attendance to throw their garbage at the stage, he then scampered about on all fours as it rained in, eagerly stuffing debris into his mouth like a hungry gibbon feasting at a city dump. It would have been a thrilling, chaotic climax to the evening were Faith No More headlining, but they weren’t. Guns N’ Roses followed, and Axl Rose wasn’t so keen on either the littering or the incoming missiles. He left the stage three times during the band’s set – once for 15 minutes – and local music paper Blitz pictured Axl on the cover of their next issue with a pink cartoon ribbon in his hair and the word ‘MARICAS!’ printed in giant type. The translation: Sissy. Ouch.