Posted in books | comedy | metal | music | pictures on July 12, 2012

by Dave Hill (author of Tasteful Nudes)

Dave Hill rocking out to Poison
Dave Hill

Last night (7/11), I went to see Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford at the Prudential Center, which is in Newark, New Jersey. What happened was my friend Ryan asked me and my friend Dave if we wanted to go to the concert and we were both like "Fuck yeah!" and the next thing I knew, we were totally on a train to New Jersey about to get our asses handed to us by Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford, the bands that were playing the concert.

There were roughly 15,732 people in attendance at the show but I was definitely the most rocking person in attendance and you can basically ask anyone because I pretty much owned that show from the second we got off the train in Newark, at which point we walked briskly to the Prudential Center because we were fucking pumped to rock out and everyone around us was looking at us like "Those guys fucking rule!" We had black rock shirts on and everything. It was fucking sweet.

As it turned out, we were kind of late for Lita Ford so by the time we got down to our sweet seats (which were RIGHT ON THE FUCKING FLOOR, SECTION B, ROW 7 MOTHERFUCKERS!!), Lita Ford was playing her last song and basically her biggest hit ever "Kiss Me Deadly," which was great. At the end of her set, Lita Ford told all of us in attendance how awesome we were and I was just like "Yeah, I know, Lita Ford" cuz duh. Also, it should be noted that I would totally have sexual intercourse with Lita Ford if she is reading this, which I hope she is (NOTE: If you personally know Lita Ford and can send this on to her, please do, because I am a real catch and would treat her like fucking gold).

After Lita Ford finished rocking everybody, Ryan, Dave, and I headed up to the concession area and drank like six or eight beers or something I don't even know. Also, Dave had to take a piss, which was fucked because I was afraid we might miss Poison but everything was fine. After Dave finished taking what turned out to be basically the longest piss of all-time or something, we went back down to our sweet seats and watched Poison. If you like Poison, you would have definitely liked seeing them last night because they basically nailed it as far as being Poison goes. They played all the big rocking hits like "Talk Dirty to Me" and "Unskinny Bop" and all that but then they also brought it down by playing "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", at which point I was practically crying like a fucking baby because, man, the words. I still ended up holding it together in the end but most of the chicks seated around me totally wanted to make out with me because chicks fucking love that sensitive shit.

After Poison finished and a bunch of stuff exploded and stuff, Ryan, Dave, and I headed back up to the concession area and had like 14 more beers or something. It was nuts but we couldn't help it because we were so pumped for Def Leppard it wasn't even fucking funny. By then, I had to take a piss too so I went into the bathroom and did my best to ignore the fat guy in the New Jersey Devils jersey shaking his dick next to me for like five minutes straight as I tried to focus on rocking out to Def Leppard pretty much any second now.

Dave Hill

Once we got back down to our sweet seats again (7TH FUCKING ROW, MOTHERFUCKERS!), it was fucking Def Leppard time and then sure as shit, fucking Def Leppard came on stage and started rocking the fuck out of everyone in the fucking place and that shit was nuts. Def Leppard opened with some new song which was still awesome but basically bullshit considering the fact that you know they've got "Foolin'", "Photograph", "Rock of Ages," and about 500 other hits locked and loaded the whole time and they could have played one of those tunes but whatever it was still sweet. A few songs into things, Def Leppard played "Love Bites" and I was singing along with every word and every chick in my section wanted to bang me because I was fucking nailing that shit so hard you would have thought I was in the fucking band, which I probably should be the more I think about it (NOTE: If you are in Def Leppard and are reading this and also want me in the band, just tell me where the bus is parked and my fucking gig bag and I will be there. Also, we should play some more songs from "High and Dry" cuz that shit rules). It should be noted that the Def Leppard guitar player Phil Collen was shirtless the whole time and so was I and I'm pretty sure he saw me and made a gesture to the singer Joe Elliott like "Check that dude out in Section B, Row 7- he is owning this fucking place." And I was. Ask anyone.

Dave Hill rocking out to Def Leppard
Dave Hill

About halfway through their show, the Def Leppard guys all broke out acoustic guitars and sat on a road case brought out by a sweet roadie with a hat on and played some song that I didn't know but it was a real panty dropper that's for fucking sure. A lot of chicks wanted to make out with Def Leppard and also me at this point but we had a show to focus on so we couldn't. It should also be noted at this point that the Def Leppard drummer only has one arm. I realize pretty much everyone knows that already and I am totally used to seeing him play drums like that but when he's just walking around the stage with one arm part of me couldn't help but be all like "Oh, shit- he's coming over here."

After Def Leppard got done showing their sensitive side, it was time for the fucking hits. They played "Women," "Bringin' on the Heartache", "Armageddon It" ("Are you getting it? Yes, I'm a getting it!" It fucking ruled), "Photograph", and basically every other fucking awesome Def Leppard song you can fucking think of. It was at this point in the show, that I ended up meeting this other sweet dude who was rocking out to Def Leppard almost as hard as I was. We high-fived and rocked out and sang every fucking word and basically no one around us could even handle it. You could tell the guys in the band saw us and were like "Fuck- that is some next level shit right there" as we were fucking owning that fucking show so hard. Def Leppard played "Rock of Ages" and then Ryan, Dave, and I got the fuck out of there cuz we had a train to catch back into NYC. I guess you saw this coming, but before we got on the train we fucking knocked back a cold one in the bar in the train station. There were a lot of people who were also at the show at the bar and you could tell by the way they looked at us that they all knew we were the fucking sweet dudes from Section B, Row 7. It ruled. Next time Def Leppard comes back to town we are totally going again and that shit is going to be awesome basically. If they play two nights I would even go both nights.

Dave Hill

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Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford play Jones Beach in Long Island this Friday (7/13). Tickets are still available. Unclear if Dave will again be in attendance. The tour hits Atlantic City on Saturday. They're back in NY to hit Buffalo and Saratoga Springs in August. All dates at Def Leppard's website.

Dave Hill will be promoting his new book Tasteful Nudes in Austin on Saturday (7/14). You can catch him in NYC when the "Dave Hill Explosion" returns to UCB Theater on July 26th. A few more pictures of Dave rocking, below...

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Dave Hill
Dave Hill
Dave Hill

You can also catch Dave Hill:

July 23 reading at Half King.
July 24 reading at Book Court.
July 26 exploding at UCB.

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Comments (221)

Um.. you're joking, right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 1:53 PM

Maybe the most honest post I've ever read on BV

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 1:55 PM

Dave Hill rules.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 1:55 PM

ROCKET.....YEAA YEAAAH! Say the something something something loooooveee aaaaa vaaaa

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | July 12, 2012 1:56 PM

i wish every show review was written this way. amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 1:57 PM

Perfect. Please send Dave hill to every show from here on out.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 1:57 PM

joke em' up ?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 1:57 PM

Wow

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:00 PM

I had to take a piss too so I went into the bathroom and did my best to ignore the fat guy in the New Jersey Devils jersey shaking his dick next to me for like five minutes straight as I tried to focus on rocking out to Def Leppard pretty much any second now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:01 PM

who wrote this?? Kenny Fucking Powers..

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:02 PM

Dave Hill fucking owned it with this post

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:02 PM

Best. Review. Ever.

Posted by another Dave | July 12, 2012 2:04 PM

I don't like these bands at all, didn't grow up in that era. That being said, I bet these people had more fun than anybody will have at Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, M83, Wilco, Sigur Ros combined this year.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:05 PM

nailed it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:06 PM

amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:06 PM

Best review on this site in years

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:06 PM

Brilliant review and I bet very close to the truth. I met some drunk Russian chick last night who was at the show and she was indeed moist down there. She must have been in Sec. B, Row 8.

Posted by Smack | July 12, 2012 2:08 PM

I love this guy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:13 PM

now embarrassed to admit i read this blog.

how very sad.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:15 PM

Great great writeup. Most of the concert reviews on BV are trash. They all sound like some trying to be a real writer, but ends up sounding like the sophmore editor of a high school paper.

Rock on Dave. \m/

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:16 PM

this is the best thing ever run on this site. can this guy please review shows on a regular basis?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:16 PM

Tremendous - even a blooch would like it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:20 PM

Best concert review I've ever read on this site and possibly anywhere.

Still laughing.

Thank you!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:22 PM

I actually saw them in the early 80's when they were still relevant, and I was in my early 20's. Not like you, an old man watching old men play music. L.O.S.E.R.

Posted by Dan | July 12, 2012 2:23 PM

I was just listening to Hysteria last week because I read that Def Leppard were rerecording all of their old songs from scratch and was thinking to myself 'these guys were and are fucking massive'. I'm glad you wrote this post, Dave. Kudos to you. If you're joking then whatever the joke is on me but I can appreciate all types of music and you gotta respect these guys. Poison and Lita Ford were never really my thing but whatever...they were a moment in time.

Posted by rc | July 12, 2012 2:27 PM

Is this review ironic or am I just too much of a hipster to understand this 13-year-old fanboy gibberish?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:28 PM

This was fucking beautiful. I have never been to this sight before, but if this guy is a regular, I'll be back.

Posted by Jacob Lampman | July 12, 2012 2:30 PM

First time in years I've actually taken the time to read something on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:30 PM

Though this review is meant to be funny (and it is), there's no irony here. If you follow him on twitter or facebook, you know dave loves metal.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:35 PM

Definitely the best thing ever written on BV.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:36 PM

I was at the Magnetic Fields show at Town Hall and everyone could tell that I was basically fucking owning it because my copy of "Confederacy of Dunces" was sticking out of my shoulder bag. I was like, yeah I'm fucking deep as shit and I really get stuff. Then Stephin Merritt starting belting out some really fucking trenchant lyrics and I totally took off my cardigan and was like, now I feel way less encumbered so can just fucking appreciate this shit. I appreciated the shit out of those droll fucking lyrics and all the librarian-looking chicks around me could tell that I was right there on the same level with that sophisticated shit. After the show I went to a brewpub in Park Slope that I like and drank the fucking shit out of one craft beer. It was fucking epic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:39 PM

If 2:16 (1) wants to criticize other people's writing, he/she might want to learn how to spell sophomore correctly.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:39 PM

awesome

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:41 PM

Thanks, DadBoner

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:41 PM

I would prefer to read reviews that are free of profanity and be PG-13.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:42 PM

2:39 = trying too hard, and since you didn't even realize this truth, your hipster cred just fell off the charts. Smooth move, Ex Lax.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:50 PM

Holy shit, 2:28, smack yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:50 PM

File under "tries too hard".

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:53 PM

U know who didn't nail it? 1:53, 2:02, 2:05, and 2:15 - please take your not rocking-ness someplace else, you fucking nancys.

Posted by TS | July 12, 2012 2:57 PM

2:50 - Incapable of comprehending irony.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:59 PM

the title of his book is pretty brilliant as well. i dont think i've ever bought a current 'comedy book' before but might have to start with this one.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:59 PM

who wants to bet that the comments here praising this teenage-like review were all written by the same loser?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 2:59 PM

I once knew this guy who was kinda awesome, and he wanted to come sit in our section at a show, and me and my buds were like "Sure, and bring your sister too". So we all partied like rock stars, and then we passed out. When we woke up, the Knicks were warming up for their game the next day. So we stayed and watched John Starks put up a double double.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:02 PM

I agree with anonymous

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:02 PM

Hey you guys, like a new definition for "irony" is like when I write something and like no one thinks it's funny but I do, so then I just say like "well, you obviously don't get irony, huh brah?" and then I smirk cause I sure showed him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:04 PM

2:59 = 2:39 = butt hurt

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:05 PM

Need more reviews like this

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:06 PM

3:04 - Awesome. Also, you are smirking because you showed somebody.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:06 PM

Ahw, 3:06 I see what you did there! "I know you are but what am I?" ... brilliant move! Kasparov would be proud!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:09 PM

He should be hanging with Frohawk

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:11 PM

Way too repetitive. Lacking any real insight. Too reliant on profanity. Seems like you're trying to write a piece for VICE.

C+

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:12 PM

2:59 this is just actually better than all the reviews on here. It was entertaining, not like that psychic paramount review from earlier this week.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:12 PM

2:59 = average Dirty Projectors fan

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:16 PM

Awesome review dude!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:16 PM

\m/

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:18 PM

I don't like any of these bands.... but this guy owns it, indeed.

Nicely done.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:19 PM

What has nine arms and sucks?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:23 PM

Dave Hill is so awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:27 PM

that was the greatest review ever. he owned the shit out of that review

Posted by Mark | July 12, 2012 3:39 PM

not that funny

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 3:58 PM

This is the best thing that ever happened.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:00 PM

Not that funny, but it is still funny unlike most of the pretentious "too cool for school" reviews usually posted.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:03 PM

I would have rather gone to this show than 99% of the Animal Collective, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Dan Deacon type crap shows that this site promotes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:07 PM

Could have been funnier in the hands of a funny person. But no dice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:08 PM

imagine, going to a rock concert and actually having fun.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:09 PM

That. Really. Happened. Rock on, Dave.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:14 PM

Today I learned that Rufus Wainwright is into Def Leppard.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:17 PM

this fuckin rules.. MORE BV

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:18 PM

Dave, if you do a kickstarter for beer, I'll buy u a case.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:19 PM

That's by far the best review I've ever read on BV. High n' Dry destroys 99.9% of anything indie rock the last 25 years. And remember music is supposed to be enjoyed...it should be fun! Dave needs to be sent to review every single shitty indie band that gets a live review here, and we'll get some honest insight as to whether they're good or not live.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:27 PM

dave's account of the def lep show completely melted my face off, pretty much

Posted by cwnyc81 | July 12, 2012 4:32 PM

Slade should get back together.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:32 PM

BEST. POST. EVER.

Posted by EarlGreyTea | July 12, 2012 4:33 PM

DAVE HILL RULEZ!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:34 PM

Agreed, 2:05, with the exception of Sigur Ros, although it'll be more of a quiet enjoyment.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:37 PM

i bet dave just about got to bangtown with like 8 or 10 different gals last night because of how badass he was at that concert

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:38 PM

The review was so good I actually thought I liked Def Leppard for a second

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:45 PM

How did this guy "own" anything? What, by having his shirt of the whole time and yelling shit out loud? Yeah, he owned it alright. Just like every fat, drunk obnoxious trailer-parker that goes to these shows and yells for "SKYNYRD!" with an empty beer can in his head. They "fucking own" it too.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:48 PM

Oooooh, I get it! That's what irony is! Thanks, guys!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:57 PM

Oooooh, I get it! That's what irony is! Thanks, guys!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 4:57 PM

Funny review, but if I saw this guy at a show I would hate him and so would all of you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 5:02 PM

4:48 needs to get laid

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 5:02 PM

And that's why he's the King of Miami, people.

Posted by Grib | July 12, 2012 5:08 PM

DAVE UR AWESUM

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 5:09 PM

Will dave be in attendance at jones beach?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 5:28 PM

Could only have been better if he was there with Jim Anchower.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 5:28 PM

Ah, a comedian taking on a really difficult subject: the lameness of 80s "metal" bands. Radical terrain for the a radical thinker. I hope he continues to use irony to uncover things none of us have ever thought about on our own.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 5:30 PM

this is why everyone under 55 in this country is an emotional cripple

Posted by dhj | July 12, 2012 5:38 PM

5:30- It's not ironic. Anyone who knows Dave knows he's a total metalhead.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 5:43 PM

Loved the post and 2:39 was pretty excellent as well. Rock on, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 5:54 PM

Really though have Dave Hill review lots of shows cause this was a nice change. Have him review some 285 Kent shows or Bushwick shows. Maybe south street seaport events.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 5:54 PM

Um can we get a frohawk penned review? He is much funnier than this guy.

BV QUIT SLEEPIN.....

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 6:24 PM

i hope this isnt irony
this is fucking awesome

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 6:41 PM

jack black is hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 7:00 PM

is this the new version of Flat Stanley?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 7:03 PM

@2:07 What the fuck?!?!? Seriously?!?!? If you're going to say shit like that, you need to back it up! What the HELL, BV?!?!?!? Why do you let assholes post shit like that? I'm done with this site! Fuck all of you!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 7:04 PM

I love you man!

Posted by M | July 12, 2012 7:06 PM

WOW!!

AMAZING SHOW REVIEW!!!

THANK YOU>

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 7:28 PM

Is this post not meant to be read with irony?

Give me a break. The dude thinks he is being clever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 7:50 PM

Best BV review ever

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 8:12 PM

Antone's, Saturday night.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 8:56 PM

7:04 - still on that "joke"? the rest of the world has moved on. we'll send you a postcard from the next meme.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 9:18 PM

i want to bone that dude that is not wearing aa shirt

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 2:40 AM

If you can read this post and look at the pictures and not see yourself in the feelings and sophomoric thoughts from some show you attended somewhere along the line (be it 25 years ago, or last week) then I believe that it's safe to say that you are not a music fan at all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 8:34 AM

4:27...Yes to High N Dry. Shit owns.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 9:19 AM

This guy is the Abe Frohman of New Jersey.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 9:21 AM

NOTE: your follow-up agreement with your own previous comment does not count

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 9:21 AM

(2nd) 5:02 likes to pretend he's cooler than he really is.

Agree with the 1st 5:02.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 9:33 AM

I would love to see a web stream of this guy locked in a room with a bottle of Jack, a quarter ounce of killer bud, an 8-ball of blow and Miley Cyrus.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 9:41 AM

Oh man, I don't know. Just seems too easy to stand around making fun of everyone.

Those fans were likely having an awesome middle-aged time, just like us cool kids will be in 20 years, w/ babysitters at home. Mark my words.

And then some guy, no doubt, will stand next to us and snap pix so he can post them and criticize our fun. Seems sorta lazy and mean. And, I guess, funny. Easy targets tho. Next up: fat people! Hahahaha!

Posted by Brian NS | July 13, 2012 9:52 AM

Why do people think Dave is mocking the people at this show? If you know anything about Dave, you know that he genuinely loved this show. He does not trade in irony. He is the fucking real deal.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 10:59 AM

The nun-chucks, the outfits, the shirtless flab: those are the essence of his shows/website/writings.

That's not "ironic"? Check your dictionary. It's pure irony. And he's absolutely mocking those bands and the fans. And it's funny. Just a bit mean, and low-hanging-fruit-eating.

Posted by Brian NS | July 13, 2012 11:21 AM

Brian NS, just because something is comedic doesn't mean it's mocking or ironic. It is possible to be comedic AND sincere and Dave succeeds at it. Dave's review is celebrating this music and its fans, not being mean in my opinion.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 11:48 AM

He ISN'T mocking shit, he's reveling in it. Your puny hipster minds can't comprehend being so penetrated by the vapor rock in an arena, that someone could become so totally consumed by the moment. I mean, enjoying this review because you think it's "ironic" is better than not digging it all, but still, I feel sorry for you soulless bastards.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 1:33 PM

what fuckery is this!?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 1:46 PM

Brian NS, you're no Louis CK

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 1:46 PM

This is what happens when you check your brain at the door, go to a show and just enjoy the fuck out of it. This review will have a lasting impact. Guaranteed.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 3:39 PM

Personally I don't give a shit if he is being ironic or not - I take no offense at the free expression.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 3:53 PM

In terms of being funny:

witty third grader > Jay Leno > Dave Hill > cancer > Fred Armisen > Janeane Garofalo

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 4:00 PM

In terms of being relevant:

Milli Vanilli > The Munsters > Peelander-Z > hummus jokes > Radiohead > 4:00

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 4:07 PM

This fucking review is some serious next-level shit.

Posted by TechRockout | July 13, 2012 5:51 PM

Lighten up people...this was hysterical!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 7:37 PM

Fuckin makes me wish I fuckin went to this show, shit why only one night, they coulda played like 10...shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2012 7:56 PM

not only is this funny, but dave hill does rule. every man that read this and has went to a rock concert has had to piss next to the 5 minute penis shaking guy. what i learned from the comments is that there sure are alot of out of work comedy critics posting. dickshakers all....

Posted by beatbo | July 13, 2012 8:44 PM

How can someone not just smile & enjoy themselves after reading this review & looking at those pictures?? Great stuff!

Posted by bryontreece | July 13, 2012 10:19 PM

Totally owning it - I'm so holding my lighter to this review

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2012 12:51 AM

I'm guessing most of us middle aged fucks loved that review. Figure it out hipster !

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2012 1:01 AM

lol dickshakers all lol so true lol lol

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2012 1:55 AM

Funny, but Chuck Klosterman is a funnier writer, on the topic of metal.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2012 7:21 AM

Klosterman funnier than Dave Hill? Puh-lease.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2012 8:15 AM

Dave,
Thanks for making me laugh at work again. Sometimes I want to punch the people at work in the face but you're tweets and blog help me curtail my violence in the workplace.

Thanks, Ana

Posted by Ana | July 16, 2012 11:40 AM

funny how on a site where people try so hard to be ironic don't understand irony

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2012 3:58 PM

Anyone need tickets to other shows be sure to check us out...
http://www.fansinthestands.com/

Metallica, Motley Crue, Aerosmith....

Posted by fans12xy12 | July 17, 2012 11:41 AM

I saw this show a couple of nights later at Jones Beach and quite frankly, while you did a commendable job of owning it, I was owning it from On Stage. So maybe next time they come to town we can have an owning it off and it will basically be the most awesome owning a fucking Def Leppard show ever. Also, I am a girl.

Posted by Bridgitte Tirman | July 17, 2012 11:56 PM

WHO IS THIS DICK I AM ON DEF LEOPARDS SENIOR CREW AND THIS PIECE OF SHIT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT . THROW YOURSELF UNDER A BUS

Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:46 AM

If you are on Def Leppard's senior crew, shouldn't you at least know how to spell the band's name, you moron?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 10:51 AM

this guy rules. best review ever. haters gonna hate.

Posted by ha | July 18, 2012 12:00 PM

'I fucking owned it'? this dude must be in his 40s

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 1:13 PM

10:51 really nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 1:44 PM

Irony is a fire in a fire extinguisher factory. Some people actually enjoy great music, and are mature enough to express that and not give a shit what hipsters think.

Posted by Bridgitte Tirman | July 19, 2012 5:12 AM

@Bridgitte T U RULE !

Posted by mishi | July 19, 2012 2:00 PM

I can't believe how many people are so stupid as to have found any of this amusing at all. What a sad sad snapshot of our society. No wonder foreigners thing Americans are stupid. So many are. pft.

Posted by Someone with a brain | July 20, 2012 9:28 AM

9:28 someone with no sense of humor

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2012 11:56 AM

9:28 lick my balls bro

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2012 11:57 AM

9:28 obviously isn't rocking with bold flavors

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2012 11:59 AM

This is the best fucking funniest honest review of a rock show I ever read. Me and my brother just caught this same show in Chicago at Allstate Arena and it totally rocked us out, four beers held up in the air between the two of us. Today my bro found this review and sent me the link and between the pics and his review I laughed my ass off reading what everyone really thinks at these shows. Rock on dude!!!

Posted by Mark | July 20, 2012 5:13 PM

you rocked this article too! fuck yea!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 5:04 PM

Dave Hill - I want to fuck you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2012 8:55 AM

I want to throw a kegger at someone else's house and invite Dave Hill, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson and that monkey from The Hangover, Paulie Shore, and about 50 hot babes. Now THAT shit would be epic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2012 9:20 AM

WPE-Worst Post Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 10:39 AM

BPE- Best Post Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 4:13 PM

That's nice. Now please own a shirt.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 4:39 PM

Posted by so a booger just comes flyin' out of the crotch hamper | July 30, 2012 6:40 AM

Dave, you're no Jim Breuer

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Def Leppard is one of the bands most powerful and destructive metal

Posted by spc | August 13, 2012 10:59 AM

Yes, it's August 17th and I'm late to the party but I just found this review and it's hilarious. I don't even like any of the bands but I'd rather read this review than one of another dime-a-dozen ethereal indie band.

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Def Leppard could play in Metallica. He is that qualified I think.

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Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 9:34 PM

"I don't like these bands at all, didn't grow up in that era. That being said, I bet these people had more fun than anybody will have at Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, M83, Wilco, Sigur Ros combined this year" YES. Amen.

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This is what happens when you check your brain at the door, go to a show and just enjoy the fuck out of it. This review will have a lasting impact.

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