Journey and Def Leppard Reviews
BirdDog from Dallas, Texas
DEF LEPPARD KILLED IT...JOURNEY NOT SO MUCH
Def Leppard’s performance was like a fine wine...getting better with time. Journey’s performance on the other hand reminded me of a cheap wine cooler that you had to settle for because everything else was grabbed out of the cooler already. DL had the house rocking as loud as I have ever heard. Everybody enjoying the experience together... then Journey took the stage...very disappointing to say the least. The guitar was so overpowering, not to mention every other song was a force fed 10 minute guitar solo. The problem is not the lead singer in this group (Arnel does decent, but says “F-it” when he sings Faithfully with abnormally long pronounciation of the time honored lyrics we are all use to). The problem is the huge ego of Neil the lead guitarist...no wonder Steve left the band. Just as soon as we would start getting into the song... here comes another ear bleeding guitar solo, ruining the flow of the set.
TD from Louisville, Kentucky
DEF LEPPARD ROCK
5 stars for Def Leppard, they carried the show last nite in the YUM center. Was very disappointed with Journey and their show. Too many solo's to kill time. But over all the whole concert was enjoyable.
Alie from New Orleans, Louisiana
DEF LEOPARD 5 ; JOURNEY ZERO!!
Def Leopard put on a great show! They worked as a team and deliverd outstanding performance as a band. Then Neal entered the stage with some other guys. My ear drums still hurting from the overpowering of the lead quitar and keyboard drowning out everything else. There was no balance and the set was very unenjoyable. Some say its their sound guy, i suggest its their biggest EGO NEAL. Neal kept running lead singer off the stage. Not going to let him steal any recognition. It was clearly the Neal show!
Kellie Haas from Reynoldsburg, Ohio
DEF LEPPARD WOULD BE GETTING 10-STAR REVIEW!!!
This was a concert that I never expected to see in a million years!!! Def Leppard ROCKED the place! They sounded amazing and they performed the songs they way the FANS want to hear them...like the original songs that everyone loves. I would've personally liked to have heard some more older material (from early albums), but with limited time for their set, they chose the best. The light/laser show was outstanding and the giant screen, which was able to show all five guys at once, was my favorite! They started the set with "Rocket", which was never one of my favorites, but after seeing them open with that, the excitement that I felt, it is now a fave. I will NEVER forget that night! Well worth the price and can't wait to do it again! Journey, on the other hand, not so much. Pineda was flat and tried too hard to be a rock star. They couldn't keep the crowd hyped up. In MY humble opinion, Journey will never be Journey without "The Voice".
SAL from Hershey, Pennsylvania
5 STARS FOR DEF LEOPARD ONLY
Def Leopard was absolutely amazing. Sorry I will probably never get over Steve Perry-less Journey but went in with an open mind. My problem is not with the singer it’s Neal Scoen’s (sp?) constant “look at me” guitar solos! People pay the money to hear Journey songs not to hear his guitar play.
Steve Parker from Louisville, Kentucky
DEF LEPPARD WAS AMAZING....JOURNEY JUST SUCKED
Never a fan of 80s "hair bands," we went expecting to tolerate Def Leppard to get to Journey (saw them 3 times in "the day)...couldn't have been more wrong. Def Leppard was AMAZING! I didn't really know their music, but the band was pure entertainment...great sound, awesome crowd interaction, engaging...loved the way they ended the show...very cool and appropriate for the crowd and band. A class act.. Then there was Journey...WTF! They came out to Separate Ways, transitioned into another song, then another...no crowd interaction...each crapped on by long, harsh, raggedy, awkward Neal Schon guitar solos. Arnel danced all over the stage, trying to fill up the awkwardness with weird acrobatics and clunky microphone flips that went on WAAAAAAAAAAY too long. At one point, the lights hit the crowd, to illuminate several thousand "fans" standing still, just staring blankly at the sh*tshow unfolding on stage. We left after 4 songs, when it was evident it wouldn't get any better. Very sad.
Bob from Marlborough Ma. from Boston, Massachusetts
CONTINUED 5 STARS FOR CT AND DL, WHAT HAPPEDED TO JOURNEY?
I thought for sure one of the crew would stop the show, and fix the volume mix and get it right. It was so obvious to everyone in the stands, something was wrong. I left my seat and went down the field to talk to Fenway security about the terrible sound from the speakers. He said they sent a message to the sound tent, and it was out of their hands. I am again in shock to hear so many comments from other shows out the sound issues. “Fire the sound Crew/ manager”. I doubt they will get an invite back to Fenway. Boston music fans are crazy supportive at Fenway, but Journey stuck out last night. Hopefully they get word to fix this problem, before it ruins fan loyalty. The sound crew needs to have ears in the stands to help guide and adjust s sound levels. I’ll be watching the reviews to see if they fix it. Hats off to the Fenway crew for managing the concerts. Perfect place to see your favorite band !
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