Def Leppard
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Def Leppard:
Rick Allen, drums
Vivian Campbell, guitar and vocals
Phil Collen, guitar and vocals
Joe Elliott, lead vocals
Rick "Sav" Savage, bass and vocals
yes, we all know who they are, but I need to keep my pages consistent, don't I? ;)

We drove all day to reach Cincinnati, since we'd been at the Detroit show the night before. Finding our hotel, we only had a short while before we needed to head out to the venue. I had called and they said small digital cameras were allowed, so I took my camera in. When the gate people saw it, they said digital cameras *not* allowed. Sigh. They were kind enough to give me a choice... I could take the camera back to the car, or I could give them the batteries and they'd throw them away. Pulling a very sad face, I gave them the batteries.

Of course, I had extra batteries in my pocket... and hence, I was able to take these pictures. ;) Our seats were not so hot, as they were pretty far away, but the night made up for it. The Riverbend Music Center, an outdoor venue of course, was right next to the river. It was SO hot and humid there! We'd been hot in Indianapolis and in Detroit, but it hadn't been quite so humid. I know we both nearly passed out during the show just from how humid it was... and the guys were drenched in sweat by the end of the show.

Since cameras weren't officially allowed, I didn't want to display my still-operative camera while it was still light out and it could be seen by officious security types. But I did get one good one while Stoll Vaughan was playing, when he was assisted by Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Phil Collen.

Def Leppard opened the show with Let's Get Rocked

Sav during Let's Get Rocked

Sav singing and playing on Let's Get Rocked

Joe and Rick, Let's Get Rocked

Viv facing Rick, flanked by Phil and Joe, during Let It G

Rick, Let It Go

Rick drumming under Joe's image on the big screen, Let It Go

Vivian, getting a kick out of Let It Go

Sav below his image on the big screen during Promises

Rick on the big screen, and tiny Sav, Promises

Vivian, during Promises
Possibly paying some attention to where the camera is...

Vivian playing Bringing On The Heartbreak


Vivian in the spotlight, Bringing On The Heartbreak

Def Leppard also performed Foolin'

Joe, leaned on by Sav, during Hysteria

Vivian and Phil, teaming up on Hysteria

Vivian and Phil backed by Joe singing Hysteria

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