The Def Leppard concert last was amazing! They’re the last band I wanted to see in concert on my Bucket List,too. We were originally only going to drive as far as Oshawa and park and take the GO train part way and then local transit except we were arguing about how to do it; I said to take the GO train to Union station and then get a streetcar or subway to the venue but he said to get off the GO train sooner and take a much longer drawn out way even though I used to live there and know where things are…..so we just ended up driving in and had no problem with traffic even with lane restrictions due to Pan Am and we got parking right at the venue which is at the old Ontario Place and we even had a nice view of the CN Tower ,too, which was lit up at night. On the way there we also stopped off to visit his dad, and it was my first time seeing him since he lost his leg and it was a hard thing for me to see. I’ve always liked his dad.
Tesla and Styx were the opening acts and it was my 2nd time seeing Styx. The entire concert was 4 HRS and it was outdoors, reminding me of the concerts at the grandstand at the Ex when I was a kid in the 70’s. Def Leppard played all of my fave. songs of theirs from the 80’s which brought back nostalgic memories and I was jumping up and down, dancing, yelling,and singing along, coming out of my “shell”, coming “alive”, feeling the music, a whole new person, enjoying myself, and getting lost in the music. We had 2 heavy downpours of rain but we were smart and brought rain ponchos and there was this guy who was brazen enough to even bring a BONG but security caught up with him and dragged him away and people were laughing their asses off.
Before the show started the line up was outrageous and stretches on forever and I had to pee so badly so I ran across the street to where the Ex is held and went to the Pan Am Park and went pee…..and ate dinner…. at a food vendor truck and had the most delicious Indian butter chicken….I never thought I’d say this but there’s something good about Pan Am afterall! On the way in we also stopped off at a mall in Oshawa and I found the Rasta and Ramones tanks I was looking for and the “Sock Monkey” sweater as well, and I even found 3 hippo collectibles( reduced half-price!) too!
I had an amaaaaaazing day!