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Wednesday, 22nd October 2003

Bristol, England - Fan Reviews

Fan Review - By Jo

We arrived a few minutes late and Ricky Warwick was already on stage. Being first on can't always be easy but he got a good response from the crowd even though people were still arriving. Ricky sang for about half an hour and finished with good applause from the ever growing crowd.

The stage was changed ready for MusT. These were a new group for me and wondered what to expect when they arrived on stage. Have to admit I really enjoyed their set. They got better and better as the set went on. Again the crowd grew and gave their appreciation.

Then the set was changed again awaiting the almighty Def Leppard. Shadows appeared in the dark and the crowd went crazy. DL appeared at around 9pm and didn't stop until nearly 10.30. This was my first DL gig and blew me away. They played some favourites and some I'd not heard before. Sorry I can't give you a run down on the songs but I was so enthralled seeing DL live I just lapped up every minute of it. Anyone still waiting to see them have a real treat in store. Their looks and sound are as good as ever.

Fan Review - By Rob J

This is the fifth time I have seen Def Leppard on the X tour (previous times being Newport, Portsmouth, Sheffield and Brixton) and this was probably the best. I travelled with my 11 year old daughter Kat from Swindon (this is the second time that she has seen Def Leppard, having previously seen them at Newport).

We arrived fairly late having trouble parking behind the Colston Hall, thus missing Ricky Warwick's set, but went and saw some of MusT (I make it a habit now of watching support bands having only bothered to see the Darkness two of the four times that they supported the Lepps - and REALLY regret it now!).

Anyhow, we were both at the front of the seating area of the stalls (which was absolutely packed - Joe even commented on the heat generated by all the people in the stalls, but possibly him not being helped by the Sweatshirt type of stage outfit he tends to wear - bring back the old Muscle T shirts Joe!!!).

Def Leppard put on a great show, consummate professionals that they are but looked really tired and I can't help in thinking that they need a rest from this long tour. It must be disheartening for them to tour on a record X that hasn't been promoted properly - ditch the record company!

It started slow despite the running order of Action, Rock Rock and MLLAM. I noticed it really pick up when they played 4LW and Promises which is nice as they must be sick of continually playing Hysteria/ Pyromania numbers. Anyway the people want the 'Greatest hits' stuff so that's what they played - after the singalong to Two Steps Behind, it was all plain sailing as all the goodies Animal, Photograph, Rock of Ages and Pour Some Sugar On Me all went down well. But for me the total highlight was Rocket, the brilliant 'duelling' of Viv and Phil was totally awesome - even Joe looked like he enjoyed it when he mixed a little of 'Whole Lotta Love' in as well.

My daughter Kat loved the concert particularly Now, 4LW and Promises as Euphoria and X are the albums that she has had most exposure to. She's was belting out the vocals much to the amusement of the people (mostly middle aged like me) who didn't know the songs (obviously there to see the 'greatest Hits' i.e Hysteria). In the words of Joe (or was it Neil Young) they're Fading away and not burning out!

Anyhow onto Bournemouth - for my 63rd Def Leppard Concert (I go back to 1983 at the Marquee).


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