Motley Crue © The Ponder Room
Motley Crue Farewell Tour © The Ponder Room

Last month I went to the Motley Crue Farewell Concert at Perth Arena. While not a huge fan, Alice Cooper was the support act, and what’s not to like about a man singing while an enormous python wraps around his neck? While Alice was great, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee provided the best drum solo ever … ever! It was part drum solo and part Cirque de Soleil act.

Motley Crue © The Ponder Room
Motley Crue Farewell Tour © The Ponder Room

Three quarters of the way through the set the drum solo began and it was good. But then the whole drum kit started to lift up into the air. As drummer Tommy Lee kept belting it out, the whole drum kit started to rise up … and over …until at one stage Lee was upside down hovering over the audience.

Motley Crue drum solo © The Ponder Room
Motley Crue drum solo © The Ponder Room

The kit moved over towards us on a roller coaster apparatus that we’d been staring at throughout the night. We thought it would probably let off some fireworks, how wrong we were. Once on our side  of the Arena Lee stopped for a moment to have a chat with us. Then he set off backwards to the stage.

Motley Crue Drum solo© The Ponder Room
Motley Crue Drum solo© The Ponder Room

That night as I lay awake at 1am still on a high I pondered …

It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been to just about all the touring Cirque de Soleil shows, Lady Gaga and Pink concerts. Who would have thought of marrying rollercoaster rigging with a drum kit. Anything really is possible. Thank you Motley Crue for a top gig and an image that I’ll never forget. More photos on the blog.

 

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Glennys Marsdon
Most kids grow out of asking ‘but why’, Glennys didn’t. So she trained as a psychologist and established The Customers’ Voice, consumer psychology consultancy in 2000, where she researches why we do what we do. After losing her partner in 2005 she understood the importance of making the most out of life, and began The Ponder Room blog, to help people do just that. By ‘having a go’ she now has a monthly column in a magazine, three non-fiction books published, been nominated for a Telstra Business Women’s Award, and profiled by US internet guru Seth Godin in a worldwide competition about people making a difference. She firmly believes in living a positive life and following your passion.