Def Leppard shakes stands at Allentown Fair

The five members of Def Leppard love soccer, and Tuesday night they did their very best to turn the Allentown Fair Grandstand into a football stadium. They played beefy, catchy rock perfect for arm waving, seat banging and singing along.

The band's first record label was Bludgeon Riffola. Twenty years later, they're still bludgeoning senses with masses of massive riffs. Tuesday evening, lead singer Joe Elliott shook concession stands with primal screams of tough, tart lyrics. Drummer Rick Allen and bassist Rick Savage built a concrete bunker of crunching, creeping noise. Guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell ripped off the roof with shooting-star, sawed-off-shotgun solos.

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