Best drum solo ever (Motley Crue Farewell)


The other day a friend invited me to the Motley Crue Farewell Concert at Perth Arena. I have to admit to not being a big fan of the band, but Alice Cooper was the support act and if you’ve read the earlier post you’ll know I am a big fan of his. While Alice was great, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee provided the best drum solo ever seen. It was part drum solo and part Cirque de Soleil act. You won’t believe it.

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Motley Crue drum solo © The Ponder Room


Three quarters of the way through the Motley Crue set the drum solo began and it was good. But then the whole drum kit started to lift up into the air.

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Motley Crue Drum Solo © The Ponder Room


Motley Crue Drum Solo © The Ponder Room








As Tommy Lee kept belting it out he continued to rise up … and over … across the whole of the Perth Arena. The kit spun around so that Lee was completely upside down at some points (see below)…

Upside down Lee   Motley Crue Drum Solo © The Ponder Room

Then sideways …

Motley Crue Drum Solo © The Ponder Room

Moving along the roller coaster apparatus that we’d been staring at throughout the night.

Motley Crue Drum Solo © The Ponder Roo

Once on our side Lee stopped for a moment to have a chat with us.

Motley Crue Drum Solo © The Ponder Room

Then he set off over the same track back to the stage. As I lay awake at 1am still on a high I pondered …

  1. It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen just about all the touring Cirque de Soleil shows, Lady Gaga and Pink concerts. Hell I’d just watched an Alice Cooper set.
  2. Can you imagine being one of the fans standing underneath the drums as they towered above them?
  3. Thank you Motley Crue for a top gig and an image that I’ll never forget.
  4. How on earth do they come down after performing that?
  5. Anything really is possible. Who would have thought of marrying a rollercoaster rig with a drum kit? What next?

Stay tuned for more about the Farewell gig.




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