October 8, 2023

JUDAS PRIEST & AC/DC at Power Trip Fest Day Two

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A night of memorable reunions!

As the sun dipped below the horizon on the second day of the Power Trip Festival, the anticipation in the air was palpable. With the promise of two legendary rock bands, Judas Priest and AC/DC, headlining the night, expectations were sky-high. And boy, did they deliver.

The crowd’s energy was contagious, with fans of all ages singing along and headbanging in unison. It was a testament to the enduring appeal of these rock legends, bridging generations with their music.

What made the night even more special was the sense of nostalgia that permeated the festival grounds. Many in attendance grew up listening to Judas Priest and AC/DC, and seeing these bands live was a dream come true. It was a night of pure rock ‘n’ roll magic, where the music transcended time and space, uniting fans in a collective celebration of the power of rock.

Power Trip - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

JUDAS PRIEST

Judas Priest, the quintessential heavy metal pioneers, took the stage first, and from the moment Rob Halford, clad in his signature leather attire, let out his first ear-piercing scream, the crowd was transported to a sonic realm of pure metal euphoria.

Their setlist was a masterclass in the genre, featuring classics like “Breaking the Law,” “Painkiller,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” and “Turbo Lover”.

Halford’s vocal prowess was jaw-dropping, proving that age has only enhanced his vocal range.

A special moment for everyone to see was the presence on stage of guitarist Glenn Tipton who retired back in 2018 due to Parkinson’s disease.

Judas Priest still reign supreme in the metal kingdom.

Credit: Power Trip
Credit: Power Trip
Credit: Power Trip
Credit: Power Trip

SETLIST

Judas Priest Setlist Power Trip Fest – 10/07/2023

  1. Electric Eye
  2. Riding on the Wind
  3. Heading Out to the Highway
  4. Lightning Strike
  5. Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez cover)
  6. The Sentinel
  7. A Touch of Evil
  8. Turbo Lover
  9. Firepower
  10. Desert Plains
  11. Rapid Fire
  12. The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)
  13. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
  14. Painkiller

    Encore:
  15. Hell Bent for Leather
  16. Metal Gods (with Glenn Tipton)
  17. Breaking the Law (with Glenn Tipton)
  18. Living After Midnight (with Glenn Tipton)

AC/DC

Following Judas Priest, the atmosphere crackled with excitement as the iconic Australian rockers AC/DC took the stage for the first live show in seven years!

Despite the absence of founding member Malcolm Young, the band’s energy was undiminished. Angus Young’s electrifying guitar solos were a sight to behold, and Brian Johnson’s raspy vocals brought timeless classics like “Highway to Hell,” “Thunderstruck,” and “Back in Black” roaring to life.

The massive stage setup and pyrotechnics added a visual spectacle that perfectly complemented the sonic onslaught.

 

Credit: Power Trip
Credit: Power Trip

SETLIST

AC/DC Setlist Power Trip Fest – 10/07/2023

  1. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
  2. Back in Black
  3. Demon Fire (Live debut)
  4. Shot Down in Flames
  5. Thunderstruck
  6. Have a Drink on Me
  7. Hells Bells
  8. Shot in the Dark (Live debut)
  9. Stiff Upper Lip
  10. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  11. Shoot to Thrill
  12. Sin City
  13. Givin the Dog a Bone
  14. Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
  15. You Shook Me All Night Long
  16. Dog Eat Dog
  17. High Voltage
  18. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
  19. Riff Raff
  20. Highway to Hell
  21. Whole Lotta Rosie
  22. Let There Be Rock


    Encore:

  23. T.N.T.
  24. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

Power Trip Festival Day Two was a tour de force of rock and metal music, featuring two of the genre’s most iconic bands. Judas Priest and AC/DC proved once again that they are masters of their craft, delivering a performance that will be etched in the memories of all fortunate enough to witness it. It was a night of sheer musical brilliance, reminding us why rock will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

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