3 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD HYSTERIA Tour 2018 In Sheffield, England (Fan Review 1)
Def Leppard played a show on the Hysteria tour in Sheffield, England on 14th December 2018 and a fan review is available to read.
The show took place at FlyDSA Arena.
The first show by the band in the city since December 2015 on the previous UK tour.
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And with that the celebrations took on a new meaning as the historic nature of the night was revealed...to the 2.5 people who maybe didn't already know about the Induction news from the day before. To me this Hall Of Fame thing was never really a big deal and I've never even seen the ceremony or heard it mentioned in any UK press on TV here before now. Just seeing a few funny speeches from the past on YouTube and hearing negative things about it any time anyone asked Def Leppard about whether they care about being inducted. Seemingly until a few weeks ago they couldn't give a flying f**k about it. So neither did I.
Until that is the Fan Vote kicked in and they took the lead within a few days and then it seemed like a big deal. And after that little pre-news speech it suddenly seemed like an even bigger deal. Cue Mr Vivian Campbell to introduce the song at the end of the Thrust. And to provide another good photo op with the band logo as the backdrop. Thanks Viv!. Another mighty fine version of the song and the end of Side One. For those of us who bought the original vinyl album and experienced our first ever full length Def Leppard album listening that way, it will always still be Side One and Side Two.
GODS OF WAR
"We're fighting for the Gods Of War." - Stephen Maynard Clark April 23rd 1960 - January 8th 1991
And here we are again with the intro to Gods Of War playing and the image of Steve Clark on the screens. A very special moment a week ago but now it takes on a whole new meaning in Sheffield. A few miles from Hillsborough where he was born and grew up and from Loxley where he is now resting on a hillside overlooking a valley.
We did not know it yet but Steve's mother Beryl was here to witness this moment and you can only imagine what this must have been like for her to see her son up on the big screen and hear his music being played as the crowd clapped or were silent in respect to him. Another very special moment and one to remember. The band's official photographer Kevin Nixon captured a great image of Sav saluting Steve on the screen as he came back on stage next to Rick and it was great to see this moment LIVE at both shows. Especially more poignant to see it here though. Rock On Steve!.
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