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.
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.
Hereâ€™s a question though (sans poll box)â€¦ If you could declare a â€œdayâ€ for any recording artist in Vancouver, who would you choose to honor?