FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE STINKS LIKE ‘10,000 ASSES,’ SAYS DEF LEPPARD AS DEBATE AROUND ARENA CONTINUES

'I guess they're getting old. I'm surprised they even notice the smells': Coun. Merulla

A video has resurfaced showing Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott describing the FirstOntario Centre as smelling like "10,000 asses." (DEF LEPPARD/YouTube)

What’s old, leaky and stinks, at least according to some?

Based on that description a person could be forgiven for answering either Def Leppard or FirstOntario Centre, depending on their familiarity with hair metal and municipal politics.

Now, as the debate about the future of Hamilton’s aging downtown arena continues, a video dated July 20, 2019 and featuring the hugely successful English band has surfaced bringing both subjects together as an unlikely duo.

In it, frontman Joe Elliott doesn’t hold back, sharing his impression of the facility the group played at on that date last summer.

“This building is old, the underneath of this building f–king stinks, like a 10,000 asses stink,” he says. “It’s awful. Its f–king minging. However, it’s going to be a sold out gig so who cares?”

That comment hit a bit of a sour note for Ward 2 Coun. Jason Farr.

“That’s a lot of asses,” he quipped with a chuckle.

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