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Tuesday, 9th August 2005

Dayton, OH - Fan Reviews

Fan Review - By Dawn

How was the concert? In one word “AWESOME.” My best friend and I arrived early to insure that we got a prime location to watch the concert. Sure enough, we did - right up front. The concert began at 6:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time, with the opening act, Randy Coleman. His performance started off slow but picked up as he played on. He concluded his act by announcing that he would be at the front gates, signing CD's.

Then around 7:15 pm, Def Leppard appears on stage. YAY!!!!!!! (This is what I have been waiting 22 years to see). The guys looked great!!! They performed the following: Action, Let’s Get Rocked, Foolin’, Women, Promises, No Matter What, Armageddon It, Love Bites, Rocket, Rock On (A song that Joe just started singing), Rock Of Ages, Animal, Photograph, Hysteria, Bringin’ On The Heartbreak, and of course, Pour Some Sugar On Me. Mind you this is not in order of how they were performed.

Joe mentioned that they, including Bryan Adams, all had a Karaoke party and that he sang songs from Dolly Parton, Cher, and some other female singer. He also mentioned that it was great to tour with Bryan Adams and that the Dayton show was the second to the last show with Bryan. Also, Joe proudly announced that their cover album is finished and will be released soon (how soon I don’t know). Joe also mentioned that they released Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection to celebrate 25 years of playing in America. Joe couldn’t go without making a comment about the people watching from OUTSIDE the gates. Def Leppard finished the show with “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” and of course “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” All I can say is that Def Leppard was worth waiting for. I didn’t want them to leave but as the saying goes “All good things must come to an end.” Def Leppard left the stage about 8:45 pm, then the crews got busy in changing the set for Bryan Adams.

Bryan Adams graced the stage around 9:05 pm. He performed the following (again songs not in order of performance): Cuts Like A Knife, Summer of ‘69, Run To You, Open Road, Heaven, Can’t Stop This Thing We Started, This Time, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Someday, Kids Wanna Rock, Baby When You’re Gone, 18 Till I Die, The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You, Straight From The Heart, and Back To You. Bryan also rocked. Everyone seemed to come alive he started to sing “Cuts Like A Knife.” Bryan brought a gal up from the audience so she can sing a “duet” with him for the song “Baby When You’re Gone.” She didn’t sing very well BUT she knew all the words, which impressed Bryan. During the show, Bryan also acknowledged the people OUTSIDE the gates. Towards the end of the show, Bryan came out into the area between the stage and the barrier wall in front of the audience, (Oh did I mention that my friends and I was at the barrier wall during the show). Bryan went to the other side first then came down to where we were standing. He leaped up right in front of me. WOW! I was awestruck by that move needless to say. Like any crazed fan, I just had to touch Bryan (a lot). Let me tell you that Bryan’s awesome performance renewed my interest in his music. Bryan was very personable at the concert.

All I can say the Def Leppard/Bryan Adams concert exceeded my expectations!!!!.

Fan Review - By Ken

First off I will start with the show was fantastic. The setlist was same as other shows. The band sounded great and was very full of energy. The opener Randy Coleman was kinda lame but you have to start somewhere. Bryan Adams sounded great as well and really kept the energy level up. His show was filled with all his great sing along songs.

My only 2 complaints with the show was I wish the set list had more of a variety with the older songs, kind of had the feel of the Hysteria tour which most of the songs came from. Second complaint was the venue, This one started the day tickets went on sale. I got my tickets at the venue and no one had a clue what was going on. All the other venues had General Admission to sit where you want or go on the field, not Fifth Third it was reserved in the stands an GA on the field. I do feel bad for the people who got tickets in front of me which were told the stage would be set up down the third base line and got seats there only to find out the stage was actually set up in center field on the night of the show.

Nobody at the Fifth Third box office that day could tell exactly what was going to take place. In all fairness this was the first major concert that the venue has held, but someone should have known where the stage would be and give people straight answers. I had Field seats which were nice to kick back and enjoy the show or try to make it up front if you want to. This was my fourth time seeing Def Leppard and they keep getting better with age.

Fan Review - By Valeri

I arrived at 5/3 Field at 1:00 to wait in line. I met up with a few of my online friends. We had a good time!They let us in the gates at 5:00. We got front row on Phil's side! It seems like we stood there forever, but it was well worth the wait! The show was AWESOME! The guys looked and sounded great! I was happy to hear "No Matter What" and "Rock On" live. We didn't stay for Bryan's set. We headed out to the tour buses and didn't have any luck. We waited till the buses left. I had been waiting for this night for months and it's over just like that. I'm now going through Lep withdrawals. Can't wait for next time!.


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