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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 2017 - #Atozchallenge - Diving into D

D is for Def Leppard.  This is another group that we have seen several times now but I only have our first show in the concert album.  This was from August of 2006 when we saw them with Journey (they'll make an appearance later in the alphabet).

This was only the second concert we had been to in a long time and the first time I had ever been to Shoreline.  We had gotten a sitter for the night and decided to make the most of it and got a motel room close to the venue, even though it only takes 45 minutes to drive home!  We didn't get out much back then.  

Again, a pretty simple layout for these pictures.  

Def Leppard is one of the bands that I didn't know the background story about but I knew I liked their songs.  When I saw the movie Hysteria and learned about Rick Allen losing his arm and yet continuing to play the drums, I really wanted to see them live. 

In this concert they did not disappoint.  We've seen them a couple of times since then and although I have better pictures, the show itself was not as good.  They have had really poor sound systems and the bass gets so overpowering that you can't even hear the singing.  It was so bad during the last one we went to that we ended up leaving early.  Shame because we had REALLY good seats that time!

Okay, that's D.  So far so good.  

You can click over to the main A to Z Challenge page to see what other participants have come up with for this letter, and come back to see what E has for us!


  1. Interesting...I'm not sure if you saw my post aka with D.Randall Blythe, Lead Vocalist of Lamb of God. The boys call me metal momma, and we call Randy a brother from another mother. They never are what it seems to be. He's a really great guy <3

    1. I have not seen that post. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wow - I saw them in 2012 for their Rock of Ages tour and it was an awesome show! I was quite impressed with how good they sounded live. Maybe it was because I was at an outdoor venue? Or they upgraded since you saw them.
    They're still my favorite guys. :) And people watching was excellent!

    Lisa / Tales from the Love Shaque

    1. We were at an outside venue and it sounded just terrible. We were not the only ones to leave early and I believe there were comments on the web as well about the poor sound quality. We did see an interesting young man sitting a few rows in front of us who definitely was "getting into" the whole concert experience. I swear he touched his long blond hair and "banged" his head more in that couple of hours than I have in my whole life :)

  3. I do like their music. I've seen them on TV and in videos and that's it, but that was good.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out