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2.3% Of Australian Population Buys AC/DC Tickets

Undercover.com.au has issued the following report from Paul Cashmere:

2.3% of Australia's population bought an AC/DC ticket yesterday. There are 21 million people in Australia and half a million will see Acca Dacca next year.

Credit crunch? Not in AC/DC land. With more than 500,000 tickets sold in Australia yesterday that created a cash flow of more than $60 million.

Ticketing agency Ticketek reported that the sales made history. In the 30 years that the company has been around, that was the most ticket sales in one day for one act ever.

In Sydney, you could not get a ticket for the first show after 12 minutes.

At the peak of demand and capacity, 3,400 tickets were being sold per minute.

Source: Undercover.com.au

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1. Persecution Mike writes:

AC DC rocks !!!

# May 26, 2009 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ROCKASS'DICK writes:

AC/DC is great !
AC/DC is god !!
AC/DC is ROCK !!!

# May 26, 2009 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. That_One_Guy writes:

Wow, that's huge. But what's with calling them Acca Dacca?

# May 26, 2009 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. goatlady writes:

That_One_Guy, that's what Australians do - they make a nickname out of ANYTHING. Daryl/Daniel is Dazza, Sharon/Sheryl is Shazza, Barry is Bazza, the barbecue is the barbie, etc etc etc.

What this report doesn't tell you is that the limits on the numbers of tickets that individuals could buy was too high and scalpers are now having a field day on ebay. Pairs of tickets to the Perth show are going for $500+.

# May 26, 2009 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SHREDDER13 writes:

Goatlady - According to your logic, I would go by the name "Shredazz" in Australia? nice...lol

\,,l "Def Con II" by Holy Moses l,,/

# May 26, 2009 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. InfernoNecrosis writes:

I looked them up and apparently that's another name for them... and here I was, thinking it stood for alternating current / direct current power!

# May 26, 2009 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. InfernoNecrosis writes:

PS: by looking them up I meant looking up "Acca Dacca" and got that.

# May 26, 2009 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. dontclose_youreyes writes:

shredder13 - you'd probably just be shredder.

# May 27, 2009 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. XWigglesX writes:

Nah Shredder you'd either be called "Big Fella" or "Cobber" haha.

# May 27, 2009 @ 2:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. spiral_architect writes:

my name for goatlady is "hotstuff"! ;)

# May 27, 2009 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. That_One_Guy writes:

goatlady -- Thanks for the explanation. I was a bit confused.

# May 27, 2009 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wiggles: I'd call him Coight muncher! lol.

# May 27, 2009 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. psythe writes:

every old mate in aussie would just call old mate old mate. it's old mate, or d***head. take your pick.

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14. Borrowed Time writes:

COVER YOU IN OIL!

# Jun 11, 2009 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. RememberMetal? writes:

holy sh**...thats amazing.

# Jun 11, 2009 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Die4Dethklok writes:

SHREDDER13 - You'd be either Shredder or Shredz or what wiggles said, and you would be expected to be a skeg (surfer). haha.

Wow. Thats a lot of tickets sold. I bet they'd sell a lot more if Brian Johnson didn't make every song sound the same. I know it isn't fair to judge someone against their predessesor but he just isn't as good. Back In Black was ok, but it's clear they still have a lot of faithful fans, or people who have heard Thunderstruck and their new single Thunderstruck MKII on the radio and wanna be cool... I know plenty of people who'd rather stay home and listen to Powerage and Dirty Deeds, but you can't argue with the numbers...

# Jun 12, 2009 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Terminator writes:

lol, Shredz the skegz likes to eat pez! What do you aussies call jazz?

And here I always thought AC/DC stood for anti-christ/devil-child...or was that just a norwegian cover band?

# Jun 12, 2009 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. That one guy writes:

Terminator -- AC/DC stands for alternate current / direct current, hence the electricity themes. A former friend of mine who claimed to be a huge fan thought AC/DC stood for that too, and I'd never heard that before.

# Jun 12, 2009 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Terminator writes:

TOG - And I believe you, too! :P I was being sarcastic. I remember a couple of my friends got into an epic debate over that in HS. It almost came to blows.

# Jun 12, 2009 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Die4Dethklok writes:

Jazz is jazz. Haha. Nice rhyme Terzza. The shortening of the names comes more from laziness rather than affection. Here, an affectionate nickname is something along the lines of d***head pr 'bloody ........' Unless there is more than one person with the same name. If there is 3 barrys, you have Baz, Bazza and Barry. Or in my case, there is me (Lee) and Leigh. So, I'm Leeroy (Or Pirate, long story) and Leigh is Leigh, or Manslut.
Untill recently, it was customary to call anyone with red hair 'Blue' or 'Bluey'. If you come from Tasmania your inbred and were born with 2 heads (My gf is from Tas. and she has a scar on her shoulder, so maybe theres an element of truth in there somewhere...). Of course, with Political Correctness and no-one except natives understanding the Aussie humour, a lot our lingo is unacceptable and not as widely used. The amount of people who dont know what a 'One Eyed Trouser Snake' is, is hilarious. And it its not surprising to get a lot of blank looks when you go to a pub and say 'I'm as dry as a Dead Dingoes donger' but if someones anoyying you, its always good to leave them scratching their heads by saying 'I hope your chooks turn to Emus and kick your dunny down' - of course, indoor dunnies make expressions like these and 'I bet she bangs like an outhouse door in a gale' obsolete. hahaha.

# Jun 12, 2009 @ 1:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Die4Dethklok writes:

TOG and Terminator - The story goes like this - The guys were sitting around in one of their mothers kitchens trying to think of a name, and they saw an AC/DC badge one a dishwasher or something and decided that that was to be their name. Another thing I find funny about them, is that their claimed to be Australias biggest band, but the Young brothers (Angus and Malcolm) and Bon Scott are Scottish. Another thing I've noticed us do, is if someone comes from another country, and gets famous here, their true blue Australians, but if they f*** up, their Bloody Foriegners. hahaha

# Jun 12, 2009 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. XWigglesX writes:

Post 18i, that's where the name came from.

# Jun 12, 2009 @ 1:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Die4Dethklok writes:

oh, AC/DC also means homosexual or bisexual. That isn't very widely used anymore tho.

# Jun 12, 2009 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Terminator writes:

Die4 - LMAO, that's awesome!

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25. Terminator writes:

post 20 that is

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