"Don't need nothin' but a good time," goes that old rock chesnut by '80s glam-metal outfit Poison.
Well, look no further than Saturday night's trio of British heavy metal veterans Def Leppard with opening acts '70s pop-rock outfit Cheap Trick and Poison fronted by Bret Michaels of Rock Of Love Fame at the Molson Amphitheatre for a perfect example of that.
The three name acts drew a nearly sold-out crowd with Poison's party-hearty, fun vibe surprisingly giving more polished headliners Def Leppard a run for their money.
Cheap Trick got the four hours of music off to a start with a sturdy if uneventful 40-minute set which included their most famous hits I Want You To Want Me, Dream Police, and Surrender along with some suprising covers like Elvis Presley's Don't Be Cruel and The Beatles' A Day In The Life (they are going to be performing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at the Hilton in Las Vegas starting in September backed by a full orchestra.)