From tears to shirtless fans: this is how nostalgia and irreverence lived up to Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe in Bogota

American and British come to Colombia to bring their joint concert tour “The World Tour”

Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. are the first fans of def Leppard And motley crew Start lines to enter the outskirts of Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park the world tour, concerts for which were missing over 48 hours. At that time, the plane def crew He left Mexico with members of both groups, landing in Bogotá.

Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 am, concert day of the legendary rock band. A piece of news is worrying the show goers and fans of the show def Leppard on learning it Joe ElliottThe singer of the British group Marly has been hospitalized the night before at the Jorge Cavalier Gaviria Clinic in the municipality of Chia, and his prognosis was guarded.

10:00 a.m. on the day of the concert. It is confirmed that Elliot he was released from the hospital and goes to his hotel. On social networks, the band officially communicates that the show continues to stir up panic and anguish among those who have been in line for more than a day and think that the event may be cancelled.

Joe Elliott scares the Colombians by taking them to the emergency room; However, the altitude (AP) of the city caused some trouble.

It is just hours before the first rock concert of 2023 in Bogotá; There was no shortage of drama, but there was neither good music nor patch Enjoyable in the entry lines of thousands of rockers gearing up to see great icons of music like “Hysteria”, “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Dr. Feel Good” one of two “Kickstar My Heart”,

Kraken The group was the first to make a stage appearance as a guest star on the show. Antioquia metal band begins its show, but not before screens display several pictures and videos of its founder, the late artist elkin ramirez, songs like “Crystal Dress” one of two “The Language of My Skin” One moved to Bogotá that paid tribute to the titan of national rock.

“Today allow yourself to enjoy and connect with the energy of the song and allow us to give you this path that remains forged as a legacy of all Colombians. Always remembering and honoring Elkin Ramirez, the great and only Titan born in Colombia”, expressed the vocalist of the group.

The group paid tribute to the late artist Elkin Ramirez (@OcesaColombia)

Some attendees expressed that, despite arriving early at the venue, they missed a large part of the band’s performance, due to a disturbance in the entry lines. Kraken For delay in normal admittance filter.

The locals’ show lasted half an hour and the night before 8:00 pm there was an announcement announcing the arrival of British Joe Elliott (voice), Phil Colon (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick A countdown is shown. Alan (drums), member of def Leppard to stage.

“take what you want” It was the song chosen by the band to open the concert in which Joe Elliott showed that the health setback he had suffered the previous night was nothing serious. In fact, he took a moment off the show to thank the medical team who treated him “altitude sickness”,

Def Leppard performed songs from his new album at a concert in Bogotá (courtesy Osesa)

Elliot He was quite committed to the Colombian public, although it was difficult for him to run or jump on stage, as he was exhausted due to the height; However, he surprised the attendees with a show as famous as the song “Armageddon It” And “Photograph”, but in which he also took the opportunity to present two songs from his new album Diamond Star Halos,

rick allen And all the other members of Def Leppard also received applause from audiences spanning different generations; There are some who frequent the bands in Bogotá, but there are a large number of young people who are in 1997, when he made his first appearance in the nation’s capital They weren’t old enough to participate, or weren’t even born yet.

The show ended with the hit of “Hysteria”, “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Rock of Ages” And finally “picture”The moment in which the screen was filled with images of the band’s debut and some of the concert attendees wearing T-shirts of the group. Joe Elliott ends the show by promising to return to town,

Mötley Crüe hired John 5 as guitarist to replace Mick Mars

The atmosphere changed in Simón Bolívar after 10:00 pm, and not only because of the fog that began to cool the participants of the show, but also because during the presentation def Leppard There were more tears, emotions and an atmosphere of peace; but the arrival of motley crew Marked the entrance of irreverence on stage.

The view seemed different. There were microphones in different places, two of them hanging over the stage; while the battery tommy lee I was among the lights and details that lit up the scene. The group is composed of the original founders, bassist nikki sixx and the drummer tommy leewith singer Vince Neil and guitar John 5 instead of mick marswho left the group for health reasons.

The Americans opened the show with iconic songs from their first three albums, such as “Wild Side”, “Shout at the Devil” and “Too Fast for Love”, Vince Neil thanked the Colombian public for the warm reception at their first show in Bogotá and gave way to the famous song “The Dirt (est. 1981)”While parts of the film with the same name and American rapper were seen on screen machine gun Kelly,

“The Dirt” is a film that chronicles the experiences of the members of Mötley Crüe at their peak.

then it was the turn of the bassist nikki sixx, who appeared on stage with the Colombian flag. The artist received a standing ovation and even brought a fan on stage to greet her. “to be honest, we’ve been wanting to come for a long time And we are here today because of beautiful people like you.”

tommy lee He had his moment and stood up to his rebellion by asking the men to lift the women on their shoulders so that some of them could take off their shirts. in fact, he got Several female fans took off their tops for him, Paradoxically, one of the most emotional moments of a Mötley Crüe show with Tommy Lee came in the Pirano interpretation. “My Lovely Home”,

“Bogotá, incredible. He literally made me cry during ‘Home Sweet Home’He filled my heart with love. We love We’ll be back, that’s for sure!”, Nikki Sixx expressed in a video posted on her Instagram account, where she also shared some photos that she took around the city during her trip.

Over the years, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx developed a career in music as a photographer and spread her work on social media (@nikkisixxpixx/Instagram)

Throughout the show, the dancers brought in by the group and the giant inflatable doll that gave the entrance of the success also stood outside. “Girls, Girls, Girls”, Finally the show ended with the song “kickstart My Heart” And the band’s thanks to the Colombian public.

the world tour arrived in Colombia to showcase it in the country rock is not dead And that, despite the years, every time new and young fans of groups like Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe Which reached its peak in the 80s. The shows were impeccable and the public stood out for their energy.

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