Rock of Ageds

Last night at Rexall place, the '80s heartbreak group Def Leppard took almost 10,000 Edmontonians on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The rest of the crowd were kids who had just come of age and the attraction for them is yet to be defined.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the English group truly found their fame in the mid-80s with the majority of hit singles released on their 1987 album Hysteria, and the concert last night peaked with the hit single Love Bites from that very album. In 1987, it was THE school slow dance number and in the top five for mixed tapes. The lights went a soft bluey pink and lighters lit up half the arena.

That doesn't necessarily mean they were good then or now, but somewhere there's a connection.

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