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Thousands Pack Parking Lot For Free Def Leppard Concert

Posted August 1, 2002 8:34 a.m. EDT

— More than 6,000 people packed a Fayetteville parking lot for a free concert Wednesday evening.

Def Leppard, the popular 1980s hard rock band, performed outside the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Raeford Road.

Some fans arrived early in the morning for a prime spot. Many people braved the hot sun for hours, and some even had to be treated by paramedics for heat exhaustion.

Die-hard fans said they were in shock to see the band come to Fayetteville.

"They're a big group. I couldn't believe they'd come here and open up for Wal-Mart. What else can you ask for?" fan Donna Paul said.

Band members stayed to sign autographs after the big show.