Lita Ford, Poison and Def Leppard entertained crowd at Sandia Casino

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The steadily falling rain didn't put a damper on all the fans who came out last Tuesday to the Sandia Casino Amphitheater to witness Lita Ford, Poison and Def Leppard in concert.

Although being the opening band, there are not very many people at any venue to get an overwhelming reception, but Lita Ford did as she opened the show playing songs such as "Kiss Me Deadly," "Close My Eyes Forever" and some of her newer released ones, even playing "The Bitch is Back," written by Bernie Taupin, which she did very nicely.

Next came Poison, who played many of their well known songs during which Brett Michaels high-fived and shook hands with the majority of fans surrounding the stage.

Poison rocked the crowd playing "Unskinny Bop," "Nothin' But a Good Time," "Talk Dirty To Me" and "Your Mama Don't Dance."

Towards the end of their set came the song everyone seemed to be waiting for which happened to be "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

Poison riled up the crowd pretty good, paving the way for Def Leppard.

With the rain still coming down at a steady drizzle, Def Leppard entered the stage to thousands of screaming fans.

The band, having originated in 1977, had a plethora of hits to please the crowd.

"Love Bites," "Let's Get Rocked," "Hysteria," "Armageddon It," "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Animal" and "Rocket" were just a few of the songs they entertained the crowd with.

Towards the end of the show, Rick Savage, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell came out with acoustic guitars, and Rick Allen with a set of maracas, sat on a huge equipment case and played "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad."

There were no fireworks, explosions, confetti at this show, nothing but great music from all three bands from the glam/hair metal era.