The band, known simply as ‘A/C’ describe themselves as a cover band who perform songs from the popular act AC/DC. While the songs remain the same, A/C distinguish themselves by their habit of using multiple air conditioners during their performances. Concert-goers are pre-warned to bring warm clothing, as temperatures have been known to drop to below 0-degrees during certain songs. This effect is achieved by what the band refer to as ‘The Freeze Wall’, a set of over fifty powerful air conditioning units that blast cold air from different angles.
“We checked it all out with Sydney air conditioning guys,” says lead singer Argus Yung. “It’s totally cool. I mean, literally. Our performances are so cool they’re sub-zero. Our fans love not being all hot and sweaty during a performance, and it’s like, our calling card. The Freeze Wall is here to stay.”
However, the immense power required to power the units has lead to blackouts in some areas, as the grid cannot handle the power requirements.
“Not only do we get their music blasting into our apartments,” says disgruntled resident Ricardo Parker, “But when they’re playing, the power will just go off. Do they really need all those air con units?”
Precedents for the incident are very few and unclear, and A/C have refused to dismantle or reduce the Freeze Wall.
“No way, man,” says Yung, “It’s like, our thing. We have all these Sydney air conditioning repair guys all over it after every performance, so it’s totally safe. And it makes us cooler than any other, like. Y’know?”