Def Leppard @ Cedar Park Center - 9/4/2012
Def Leppard's Rock of Ages tour came to Cedar Park Center on Tuesday (9/4), bringing with it Poison, and Lita Ford. Really wanted to shoot all three, however I wasn't able to get requests in with enough notice for Lita Ford (who also played Waterloo Records earlier in the day) and Poison. I did see Brett Michaels and C.C. Deville outside the venue before they were to take the stage, and then I could hear the uproarious cheers with each new song during Poison's set.
My 12-year-old self and even my current self were excited to catch Joe Elliott (who I share a birthday with), Rick Allen, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, and Vivian Campbell - better known as Def Leppard - from the photo pit. They didn't disappoint, and after 2 songs my time was done. It was a quick, tough shoot (penned in a 3ft x 8ft space filled with security, photographers, video cameramen, and other gear), but I'm glad I made the trip. DL isn't Fa-Fa-Fa-Foolin' around.
Next time I plan to enlist some help, and make a full show of it.
More pictures of Def Leppard from the Cedar Park show, and the setlist from the Dallas show which was one tour-stop earlier, below...
Def Leppard 2012 Show #36 Dallas, TX - Setlist
01 - Undefeated
02 - Rocket (Single Version)
03 - Let It Go (Back in the setlist in place of 'High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)'.)
04 - Foolin'
05 - Make Love Like A Man
06 - Animal
07 - Love Bites
08 - Let's Get Rocked
09 - Gods Of War
10 - Full Band Acoustic Medley
10A - You Can't Always Get What You Want (acoustic)
10B - Where Does Love Go When It Dies (acoustic)
10C - Now (acoustic)
10D - When Love & Hate Collide (acoustic)
10E - Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad (acoustic)
10F - Two Steps Behind (acoustic)
11 - Women
12 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
13 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
14 - Hysteria
15 - Armageddon It
16 - Photograph
17 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
18 - Rock Of Ages