Joe Elliott needed to think about it… first he said “No. But when the song [‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’] first came out… in 1987, it kind of got ignored, but in 1988, it took off again. And then it became the most important song on the record and we started shifting silly amounts of records and tickets and stuff, and by then, the song was, like, top of the charts, and people were throwing packets of sugar at us on stage. I mean, it was like trying to avoid shrapnel. It was kind of comical, really.”
He continued: “Actually, I think once we did a competition, in fairness… I’m just thinking now, ’cause you catch me cold with questions like that. I think we once had a competition backstage to actually pour, like, a pound of sugar over some poor girl’s head who had been saturated in hot water. It was written in the contract that it had to be done, no doubt. So, yeah, I think maybe about 25 years ago, we did it at one time.”
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