I’m sitting at Sydney airport with only 9% battery life on my computer, waiting for an aeroplane. With some disappointment, I crawled out of bed this morning, and rather than packing the camping gear into the back of an old Kingswood painted matt black and emblazoned with an AC/DC logo, I headed off to catch a plane to Perth. My quest to find a travelling companion for the pilgrimage to Fremantle was thwarted by the breakneck speed of contemporary life: my Bon or Bust! campaign has ended in Bust!
So, although my journey is to be pragmatic rather than filled with unexpected adventure, flying means I can be in WA today, where I will head straight to the Fremantle Cemetery, and visit Bon’s grave. Tomorrow (the 19th of February) is the anniversary of Bon’s death. So I expect there may be some fans visiting the graveside to pay their respect, and I, your erstwhile reporter, will be there to meet them!
This week I also hope to meet Doug, the passionate fella who runs the West Australian Bon Scott Fanclub, who did all the fundraising and campaigning for the Bronze statue. And I shall tell you about Rob, a fan from Croydon Park in Sydney’s suburbs, who sat me down last week, and showed me a bunch of very very funny AC/DC video clips he’d taped from Rage.