Def Leppard Honored by Winnipeg Mayor With 8 Song References in City Council Statement

Maryanne Bilham-Knight

In honor of Def Leppard's show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the city's mayor honored the British rock band by quoting eight of its song titles in a single city council opening statement Wednesday. 

"I am going to do my opening statements on a lighter note," he said, Winnipeg Free Press reports. ""If you'll forgive me, I'm a fan of 1980s rock music."

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"I know at the floor of council, at times there can be some Hysteria as we make Promises that can be accused of Fooling people, Bringing on the Heartbreak. But it does not matter what kind of political Animal you may be, each councillor has the opportunity to propel your ideas for Winnipeg, to Rocket your ambition for your community. So we can say we Rock the Ages and we take a Photograph of our growing city," he said, before welcoming the band to Winnipeg. 

"They are going to rock it tonight at the MTS Centre."

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There it is: "Hysteria," "Promises," "Foolin," "Bringin' on the Heartbreak," "Animal," "Rocket," "Rock of Ages," and "Photograph" all in a single statement that makes at least decent sense. 

Bowman told reporters after the meeting that he wanted to bring a little rock and roll to city hall and welcome Def Leppard to Winnipeg. He also admitted he did not have tickets to the show. Maybe he does after this stunt. 


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