September 11, 2011

97.7 The River Listener’s Meet and Greet Def Leppard

Filed under: The Vault — admin @ 12:05 pm

Was a great pleasure to escort Jonni Smith and her friend Deanna backstage at Shoreline.  First time Def Lep played San Francisco, it was opening for Pat Travers at The Warfield in 1980.   They blew me away then, and still play a powerful set.  Heart was on before them, and in addition to their usually one or two covers of Led Zeppelin songs, they had decided to close the set with The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me.”   The special effects were generated by nature, with lightning and a rain shower to punctuate the finish.  Here’s a short video:

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