Def Leppard Superfan Caught Tommy Lee’s Drumstick Before He Walked Off Stage
Last night was the kickoff show for "Stadium Tour" featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett and Classless Act.
Well, it didn't go great for Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, who left the stage after just five songs into the band's set.
"We did it! You did it, we did it, we're fucking here! Okay, anyway, what I've got to tell you is about 14 days ago, I fuckin' broke not one, not two, not three, but four fuckin' ribs right here," Lee told the crowd in Atlanta. "I wish I had a fuckin' badass story like me and Connor McGregor fuckin' scrapping out in some fuckin' bar or something, but I don't."
Shortly before his speech, he threw a pair of drumsticks - and one was caught by a Def Leppard Superfan.
"It was just weird because when he walked out, it didn't look like the others guys knew he was going to do that," Karen Fairchild-Meyer said.
When I say "Def Leppard Superfan," I don't mean someone who just has all of the albums and has seen the band a handful of times.
No, Karen Fairchild-Meyer is the ADMIN of a Def Leppard fan group on Facebook,Def Leppard Die Hard Fans, and has seen the band (as of last night) 104 times. She managed to snatch the stick after Tommy tossed it.
"Holy shitballs I just got Tommy Lee's drumstick," Karen wrote on Facebook.
Her first show was in 1987 in Evansville, Indiana, and the rest is history.
Four and a half years ago, she created the Facebook group, which is where she met Kimberly - an even more seasoned fan who hit 150 Def Leppard shows at the Atlanta tour kick-off last night.
Now, the two are riding together from Atlanta to Miami, where they'll catch the next stop of Stadium Tour, followed by another show in Orlando.
"She could've been an axe murder, but oh well," Karen said about meeting Kimberly.
Here's What Karen Had To Say About Catching Tommy's Drumstick: