Review: Motley Crue, Poison bring ear-splitting excess to Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum
Rock 'n' roll will never die, as zombie guitarists Mick Mars and C.C. Deville prove every day. They were at Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum on Wednesday for a powerhouse '80s hair metal concert featuring Motley Crue, Poison and the New York Dolls.
About 7,458 fans were on hand for the feature, among them our own Sean Daly, who writes of Crue's entrance:
Kaboom, the curtain dropped, and there they were, plus two dancer-singer-strippers, unloading the vice of Wild Side. The sound was muddy; the energy and pyro testosterrific.
The stage looked like Busch Gardens of the Damned, thanks to Lee's 360-degree drum roller coaster. The tub-thumper is notorious for risking his life for our amusement, and this was his sickest trick yet. After his mates rocket-boosted out such filthy faves as Shout at the Devil and Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.), it was time for a spin.