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Def Leppard: "We never wanted to smoke weed and stick two fingers up to The Man"

Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 21 July 2020

ON THE FIRST day of December 1987, Def Leppard arrived for a concert at the Tacoma Dome in Washington state. Embarked on the initial North American leg of the tour in support of their fourth album, the lavish and lavishly expensive Hysteria, the Sheffield group performed on a stage that stood in the centre of the arena floor. They had a giant lighting rig and a hallucinogenic laser show. What they didn't have, at least in Tacoma, was much in the way of an audience.

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