AC/DC Day in Vancouver

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

November 28th has officially been declared, by Mayor Sam Sullivan, to be “AC/DC Day in Vancouver.”

They recorded their latest album Black Ice over at the Warehouse Studio (where I first tasted Keira’s chocolate ganache with raspberry coulis) and have a strong history of producing other parts of their discography in Vancouver such as The Razors Edge and Stiff Upper Lip.

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AC/DC Day was one of several proclamations that the CFOX morning show has been trying to get Mayor Sullivan to endorse over the years. I find it a little amusing that an article in The Province states, “The only one discussed on air was the March 14 Steak and Beach Day suggestion, a Valentine’s Day-type celebration for guys that was met with a firm no. Sullivan says some of the other suggestions were worse.” The word “Beach” in this case should actually be “BJ” but sounded out like “beedje” (intended for a more mature audience).

The article makes up for it later however by offering up some cool history tidbits about the studios, “‘[Warehouse Studio] was an original location of city hall. “It was a property owned by Mr. Israel Powell, who Powell Street is named after, and was the city hall beginning in 1897 for a few years.'”

The legendary Aussie rockers will be playing for a sold-out GM Place on the evening of November 28th, after the proclamation is made at city hall earlier that day.

Here’s a question though (sans poll box)… If you could declare a “day” for any recording artist in Vancouver, who would you choose to honor?

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  1. Mr. Beer N. HockeyWednesday, November 5th, 2008 — 8:14am PST

    Randy Bachman – not only a great musician but a great Canadian as well.

  2. RobWednesday, November 5th, 2008 — 9:56am PST

    On AC/DC day, does everyone have to wear a school uniform?

    I might declare a day for Neko Case, who is more of an honourary Vancouverite given that she’s originally from the States. But, there are a lot of worthy Vancouverites who aren’t actually from here, right?

  3. AllieWednesday, November 5th, 2008 — 12:49pm PST

    It’s neat that Sam Sullivan can hang a little loose and have fun sometimes with his position.

    Are you going to the concert? If so, I’m so jealous! I saw AC/DC in Toronto at the SARS concert and they definitely stole the show from the other artists out there.

    Mind if I bend the rules a bit? I would declare a Trevor Linden day if I could declare any day 😉

  4. Miss604Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 — 1:16pm PST

    Nope, I’m not going to the concert 🙁

    @ Allie – You’re in luck! it was declared last spring that “Trevor Linden Day” in Vancouver would be the day his number is retired to the rafters at GM Place – making it officially December 17th.

  5. ArianeThursday, November 6th, 2008 — 4:44pm PST

    I feel like I should say Matt Good, just on principle here. Or maybe Bryan Adams? 😉

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  7. Dan UdeyFriday, November 28th, 2008 — 3:55pm PST

    Barenaked Ladies. Call me old-fashioned, but they’ve been my favourite Canadian band since their first (studio) album, Gordon.

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