Rockin’ out in Charlotte
At different times throughout the afternoon, the driving guitars of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC pelted Bank of America Stadium, as well as the drumbeat to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” This coming from a team that historically has used “Welcome to the Jungle” (Guns N’ Roses) and “Cat Scratch Fever” (Ted Nugent) to fire up the crowd. Not a lot of pop or hip-hop getting played in this stadium.
At one point early in the game, in the southwest corner of the lower bowl, it was difficult to hear the PA announcer make a first-down call over Jimmy Page’s grinding axe. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. On third down, it was Angus Young’s turn as AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” rattled through the speakers. Even a rocked-up cover of the John Lee Hooker classic “Boom Boom” rang through the bowl after the Panthers’ lone touchdown.
I like it.