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Va Beach VH Fan
01-05-2012, 11:12 PM
Welcome to the Official 6/20 Dallas Meetup/Review thread. This thread is to discuss anything leading up to the show, as well as all reviews.

Let's hear it !!

Dr. Love
01-06-2012, 01:32 AM
Arrr mateys! Who's going to this show with me?

Redballjets88
01-06-2012, 01:05 PM
I'll be there

Angel
01-06-2012, 01:28 PM
I'll be thereWoohoo, you're going to freaking love it, yougsta!

Dr. Love
01-06-2012, 11:19 PM
I'll be there

high five

David Lee Rocks
01-07-2012, 11:24 PM
count me in! It just sucks we have to wait so ding dang long, oh well, save the best for almost last, yea!!!

vanhalentattoo
01-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Newbie here. I and my buddy will be drinking some JD and watching Roth do his magic. Does anyone know how much the premium tour package is going to be?

jero
01-13-2012, 01:50 PM
count me in too, 10 hours flight! EASYYYY

David Lee Rocks
01-21-2012, 04:29 PM
so the Dallas presale starts Monday, i dont think i need a password right? Just the card number i hope

jero
01-23-2012, 01:02 PM
Password 8003272177

David Lee Rocks
01-23-2012, 04:03 PM
Password 8003272177

thanks, got mine this morning!! WOO HOO!!!

jero
01-24-2012, 02:52 AM
Yes got mine too. let the party begin

David Lee Rocks
01-24-2012, 08:32 AM
Yes got mine too. let the party begin

greatness!! Where you sitting?

jero
01-24-2012, 12:20 PM
somewhere between 2nd and 15th row, I bought the VIP package.Where are you?

David Lee Rocks
01-26-2012, 08:18 PM
somewhere between 2nd and 15th row, I bought the VIP package.Where are you?

section 109, row b, not great but it will have to do, unless I check Saturday when they offiically go on sale and i find better ones

jero
05-31-2012, 05:48 AM
20 days to go!

DavidLeeNatra
06-12-2012, 04:33 PM
count me in too, 10 hours flight! EASYYYY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs1b0OZBsZA&feature=related

TwoFoolsAMinute
06-12-2012, 10:36 PM
I wonder. VH played SF, Oakland, and San Jose. They played LA and Anaheim. Why is it hardly any bands play Dallas and Fort Worth? Tarrant County always seemed like a decent venue to me.

jero
06-13-2012, 10:47 AM
:lmao: you german piece of shit!

jero
06-13-2012, 10:48 AM
But I'm going to Dallas! LOL

DavidLeeNatra
06-13-2012, 05:19 PM
But I'm going to Dallas! LOL

yaddayaddagnagnagnagnagna...

jero
06-15-2012, 12:10 PM
Okay Natra, I'm leaving for Dallas now! What are you going to do? Ohh watching that lameass EC ofcourse.

David Lee Rocks
06-19-2012, 07:43 PM
cant wait for tommorow night! Was able to snag 2 tickets on the floor, section 12, row M, sold my other tickets, cant wait!!

jero
06-20-2012, 09:04 AM
few hours left and the party begins!
Dallas is a great place to stay! Good food & beers

Va Beach VH Fan
06-20-2012, 09:32 AM
few hours left and the party begins!
Dallas is a great place to stay! Good food & beers

Usually I hate everything related to Texas (mostly 'cause of Bush and the Cowboys), but I have to admit Texas has some absolutely gorgeous women....

DavidLeeNatra
06-20-2012, 11:19 AM
few hours left and the party begins!
Dallas is a great place to stay! Good food & beers

where is this guy when you need him?

http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/96/132696-004-1B6A5A8A.jpg

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 07:51 PM
Gig night in Dallas tonight! Looking forward to another kick ass night here at the Army! To everyone who is lucky enough to go, have a blast!!! Roth On! ;)

SNIPER
06-20-2012, 08:21 PM
Looking forward to follow this one.

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 08:28 PM
You bet it is!

Grant Bills @g_bills

DLR is back. It's time. #VanHalen

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 08:59 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="http://t.co/akzyxwyV" title="http://yfrog.com/keqe6rmbj">yfrog.com/keqe6rmbj</a> heading to Van Halen show</p>&mdash; Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) <a href="https://twitter.com/StormyDaniels/status/215592168688058369" data-datetime="2012-06-20T23:49:13+00:00">June 20, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:01 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Last minute urge for <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a>?<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523FLUENT">#FLUENT</a> says YES <a href="http://t.co/WDAm5CCC" title="http://twitter.com/THELisaMoore/status/215609044637990912/photo/1">twitter.com/THELisaMoore/s…</a></p>&mdash; Lisa Moore (@THELisaMoore) <a href="https://twitter.com/THELisaMoore/status/215609044637990912" data-datetime="2012-06-21T00:56:17+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:01 PM
Hey Almostsaved! Good to see you...positive tweets so far :-)

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:01 PM
Well hello! I assume Dallas is Central Time Zone???

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Well hello! I assume Dallas is Central Time Zone???

According to google, it is now 8:00 ish there....

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:05 PM
Finally back in my zone.

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:06 PM
So we can count on you for tweet updates tonight? Awesome!

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:09 PM
I'm not sure. No guarantees tonight. I'm spent. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. this morning for absolutely no reason and didn't ever go back to sleep. Then I worked and then I did yard work. I might fade fast.

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:12 PM
Is this for real? Check the photo:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dang. Wanted to tie into @<a href="https://twitter.com/eddievanhalen">eddievanhalen</a> 's wifi connection <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a>@ American Airlines Center <a href="http://t.co/88ck3koV" title="http://instagr.am/p/MHe4RtRgzo/">instagr.am/p/MHe4RtRgzo/</a></p>&mdash; Todd Storch (@ktoddstorch) <a href="https://twitter.com/ktoddstorch/status/215612205222199297" data-datetime="2012-06-21T01:08:50+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:13 PM
LMFAO!!! I saw that!

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:16 PM
I'm not sure. No guarantees tonight. I'm spent. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. this morning for absolutely no reason and didn't ever go back to sleep. Then I worked and then I did yard work. I might fade fast.

I'll keep an eye out, and if you are suddenly MIA, I'll take over...

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:20 PM
Sounds good to me. Not to mention if Tweets are as lame as they have been lately... I ain't gonna make it.

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:26 PM
Chip Steele @csteele1964

At #vanhalen ready to rock with @WolfVanHalen @eddievanhalen @DavidLeeRoth

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:29 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Resetting the stage for <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a>! <a href="http://t.co/WkulV4w5" title="http://twitter.com/madkat0307/status/215616911310995456/photo/1">twitter.com/madkat0307/sta…</a></p>&mdash; Michelle Hale (@madkat0307) <a href="https://twitter.com/madkat0307/status/215616911310995456" data-datetime="2012-06-21T01:27:32+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:32 PM
Someone please push this bitch out the door:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wonder if Diamond Dave will sing any of Sammy's songs <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; Michelle Hale (@madkat0307) <a href="https://twitter.com/madkat0307/status/215617814097166336" data-datetime="2012-06-21T01:31:07+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:34 PM
Someone please push this bitch out the door:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wonder if Diamond Dave will sing any of Sammy's songs <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; Michelle Hale (@madkat0307) <a href="https://twitter.com/madkat0307/status/215617814097166336" data-datetime="2012-06-21T01:31:07+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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What an idiot....

vandeleur
06-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Someone please push this bitch out the door:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wonder if Diamond Dave will sing any of Sammy's songs <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; Michelle Hale (@madkat0307) <a href="https://twitter.com/madkat0307/status/215617814097166336" data-datetime="2012-06-21T01:31:07+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Wtf ... Why go to something you obviously haven't got a clue about

vandeleur
06-20-2012, 09:37 PM
And then tweet it so the world knows your a nob :biggrin:

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:37 PM
And then tweet it so the world knows your a nob :biggrin:

No shit!!! Dumb ass chics like that give us a bad name.

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:39 PM
Not only does Diamond Dave NOT want to know when it's love but he ain't talkin' 'bout it either.

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:41 PM
Um yah fucking right.....

Michelle Hale
@madkat0307

I am a compassionate conservative, an outspoken introvert & an intelligent blond. I am an enigma.

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:43 PM
I love when people think the lazy use of contrasting descriptives paints a portrait of deep thinking.

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 09:44 PM
Wes Martin @martinsmadness3

The calm before the David Lee Roth storm #vanhalen instagr.am/p/MHia74Deh3/

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:47 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Stage is just about ready. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523Dallas">#Dallas</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523AAC">#AAC</a> <a href="http://t.co/lIZGLqmC" title="http://twitter.com/ktoddstorch/status/215621592565284864/photo/1">twitter.com/ktoddstorch/st…</a></p>&mdash; Todd Storch (@ktoddstorch) <a href="https://twitter.com/ktoddstorch/status/215621592565284864" data-datetime="2012-06-21T01:46:09+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 09:57 PM
Looks like Dallas is going to be a weak Twitter feed.

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:03 PM
Apparently on stage now...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>From our suite :) <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a> <a href="http://t.co/RcuCeAFC" title="http://twitter.com/AniMarie11/status/215625606744911872/photo/1">twitter.com/AniMarie11/sta…</a></p>&mdash; Anique Olguin (@AniMarie11) <a href="https://twitter.com/AniMarie11/status/215625606744911872" data-datetime="2012-06-21T02:02:06+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:03 PM
Do tell!!! We all know that's a big fucking mystery....

AA Center @insideaacenter

I know the #VanHalen setlist! And I'm not telling...

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:04 PM
Unchained....there's a surprise :-)

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:05 PM
Do tell!!! We all know that's a big fucking mystery....

AA Center @insideaacenter

I know the #VanHalen setlist! And I'm not telling...

He's in the inner circle... He googled setlist fm.... It's a secret.

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:05 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>At Van Halen concert!!! Wahoo. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523dallas">#dallas</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523concert">#concert</a> <a href="http://t.co/iPhs7uJq" title="http://twitter.com/RAFFLEO72/status/215625841969872897/photo/1">twitter.com/RAFFLEO72/stat…</a></p>&mdash; Raffaele Mautone (@RAFFLEO72) <a href="https://twitter.com/RAFFLEO72/status/215625841969872897" data-datetime="2012-06-21T02:03:02+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:06 PM
He's in the inner circle... He googled setlist fm.... It's a secret.

I bet most of us on here know it by heart by now :-)

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:07 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And it begins!Unchained. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a><a href="http://t.co/DstJuCoo" title="http://instagr.am/p/MHlMLJxg3e/">instagr.am/p/MHlMLJxg3e/</a></p>&mdash; Todd Storch (@ktoddstorch) <a href="https://twitter.com/ktoddstorch/status/215625949172072448" data-datetime="2012-06-21T02:03:27+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:11 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Diamond Dave just quoted George Straight! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; Michelle Hale (@madkat0307) <a href="https://twitter.com/madkat0307/status/215627506290655233" data-datetime="2012-06-21T02:09:38+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
06-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Hey everyone. I can't believe I missed the opening and it looks like I'm gonna miss another show. I've been sick for over a week and can't get rid of this fuckin' cold. I know I'm gonna miss these gig nights during the break, but if I don't get some sleep I'll never get better. Took my NyQuil which means it's night night time for me. Have a blast everyone. I promise I'll make the next one if it kills me!!

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Twitter has really changed since the beginning of the tour. Some can embed. Some can't. I can embed but every time I do it takes the #vanhalen feed all the way back to when I first signed on to Twitter earlier this evening. Then it takes a good minute or two to catch up. So if I wanted to post more than one Tweet per board posting, I'd have to open Twitter in multiple windows.

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:13 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Runnin' w the devil <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; Anique Olguin (@AniMarie11) <a href="https://twitter.com/AniMarie11/status/215627938815684610" data-datetime="2012-06-21T02:11:21+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:14 PM
Hey everyone. I can't believe I missed the opening and it looks like I'm gonna miss another show. I've been sick for over a week and can't get rid of this fuckin' cold. I know I'm gonna miss these gig nights during the break, but if I don't get some sleep I'll never get better. Took my NyQuil which means it's night night time for me. Have a blast everyone. I promise I'll make the next one if it kills me!!

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. NyQuil is the way to go for fuckin' colds.

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:14 PM
Twitter has really changed since the beginning of the tour. Some can embed. Some can't. I can embed but every time I do it takes the #vanhalen feed all the way back to when I first signed on to Twitter earlier this evening. Then it takes a good minute or two to catch up. So if I wanted to post more than one Tweet per board posting, I'd have to open Twitter in multiple windows.

I can't do them like I used to either...it sucks.

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:16 PM
RWTD and STW....

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:16 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Who's the woman? She's the woman. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; AA Center (@insideaacenter) <a href="https://twitter.com/insideaacenter/status/215628832709935106" data-datetime="2012-06-21T02:14:54+00:00">June 21, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:16 PM
I can't do them like I used to either...it sucks.

It used to be easy. Now the only time it isn't annoying is when I have a few cold beers and am more relaxed.

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:19 PM
It used to be easy. Now the only time it isn't annoying is when I have a few cold beers and am more relaxed.

I'm annoyed because I just want mine to look cool like yours. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!

Momshell
06-20-2012, 10:19 PM
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. NyQuil is the way to go for fuckin' colds.

Thanks! I'm a lightweight so NyQuil is as heavy as it gets for me, and it knocks me on my ass!! I'm passing out as I type this, so I guess I'm out............

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:20 PM
I am the same way with NyQuil. As for the Tweets... It take a lot of work to make the Tweets look this good! ;)

jhale667
06-20-2012, 10:21 PM
Looks like another packed house...:cool:

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Thanks! I'm a lightweight so NyQuil is as heavy as it gets for me, and it knocks me on my ass!! I'm passing out as I type this, so I guess I'm out............

Night Night Momshell....I'll be texting you tomorrow for a reminder :-)

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:23 PM
I am the same way with NyQuil. As for the Tweets... It take a lot of work to make the Tweets look this good! ;)

I guess I don't have what it takes :-)

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:25 PM
I guess I don't have what it takes :-)

I don't believe that to be true... I'm actually surprised I have the patience to do it at all.

ALMOSTsaved
06-20-2012, 10:27 PM
Alright. I'm hitting the sack. I hope I don't miss anything too extreme tonight. Y'all have a good one!

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:41 PM
AA Center @insideaacenter

It's a full house in here tonight! And we want more #VanHalen instagr.am/p/MHpCGzBOBB/

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:49 PM
Raffaele Mautone @RAFFLEO72

Van Halen Great concert! #dallas #vanhalen pic.twitter.com/R7WAcJyG

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:58 PM
No such thing!

Jessica Nixon @jessiejournal

David Lee Roth has way too much energy! #vanhalen

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 10:59 PM
Wes Martin @martinsmadness3

#vanhalen #davidleeroth #prettywomancover .. Best version I have heard .. #eddiekillingit pic.twitter.com/ZRfqPb1N

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 11:04 PM
AA Center @insideaacenter

Drum solo? We can dig it. #VanHalen

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 11:05 PM
Pretty sure they already are!

Abbey Lauffer @abbey_lauffer

I think #vanhalen should become popular again. just a thought.

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 11:11 PM
AA Center @insideaacenter

David Lee Roth has still got the moves #WhirlsAndTwirls #VanHalen

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 11:14 PM
Michael J. Pope @mjpintexas

#VanHalen killing it in Dallas tonight. pic.twitter.com/nRgBRm0o

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 11:18 PM
Douche bag number one
Ran-D @TheNameIsRandy

David Lee Roth shouldn't be on the tour with #vanhalen. He isn't singing. Alex, Eddie, and Wolfgang Van Halen made the concert.

SNIPER
06-20-2012, 11:19 PM
Oh brother

NIN1211
06-20-2012, 11:27 PM
Oh brother



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd7cz7XHkWY

Complain all u want.....u want this?

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 11:28 PM
Sorry kids...not much info on songs or anything on Twitter tonight....everything seems pretty positive and people keep saying how kick ass it is. Not sure how many more times I should post that. I know this isn't the pad your post thread, but you get the idea, right?

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 11:36 PM
Erica Estrada @mscrzychicasuxx

"I own pickup trucks, there's no other car in the garage" - #DavidLeeRoth #VanHalen #LIVE

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 11:38 PM
Judging by the pics, I'd say it's Ice Cream Man now...

Light Em' Up!
06-20-2012, 11:54 PM
EVH solo...

Light Em' Up!
06-21-2012, 12:19 AM
Austin Rodriguez @RustinAodriguez

#VanHalen concert was fucking insane! They never disappoint.

Light Em' Up!
06-21-2012, 12:23 AM
Lee Cannan @LeeCann3

#VanHalen he's still got it!! @ American Airlines Center instagr.am/p/MH0v_rAtNM/

David Lee Rocks
06-21-2012, 02:03 AM
Just got home, amwazing show tonight! Same set list as its been lately, and Deave sounded GREAT!! SO anyone that dosent think so can just go away, 12th row Eddies side, had the best time, thats all i got for now, more tommorow,goodnight!!

David Lee Rocks
06-21-2012, 02:05 AM
Just got home, amwazing show tonight! Same set list as its been lately, and Deave sounded GREAT!! SO anyone that dosent think so can just go away, 12th row Eddies side, had the best time, thats all i got for now, more tommorow,goodnight!!

thats Dave, not Deave, sorry bout that, LOL

Momshell
06-21-2012, 06:24 AM
Good morning all! Let's go! Let's go!
Unchained

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Va Beach VH Fan
06-21-2012, 08:18 AM
http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2012/06/we-were-there-the-van-halens-rocked-while-david-lee-roth-was-preoccupied-with-sheep-herding-during-sold-out-american-airlines-center-concert.html/

We were there: The Van Halens rocked, while David Lee Roth was preoccupied with sheep herding during sold-out American Airlines Center concert
By Mario Tarradell / Music Critic
mtarradell@dallasnews.com
1:10 am on June 21, 2012 | Permalink

David Lee Roth kicked and rambled but barely sang, while Alex Van Halen kept a fierce beat. (Stewart F. House/Special Contributor)

David Lee Roth likes to go sheep herding, he told the sold-out crowd Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. My first thought was, “OK, David, that’s a quirky tidbit. I’ll file that away for future reference.”

But then Roth kept talking about sheep herding and the dog that chases the sheep. He showed us video of the dog chasing the sheep. He kept strumming an acoustic guitar as he talked more about sheep herding and we watched more video of the dog chasing the sheep.

We’re getting bored here, David. When he finally started the song, “Ice Cream Man,” his scratchy voice was in dire need of embellished instrumentation. Enter bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, guitarist Eddie Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen.

That, folks, was a scenario that sadly repeated itself throughout the two-hour show. Van Halen, reunited with Roth for the great rock record that is A Different Kind of Truth, has stumbled through this enormous tour. Thirty-one summer dates were scrapped, June 26 in New Orleans is it for the trek, and the reviews have been persistently negative about Roth’s voice. Eddie Van Halen and Roth have both said they simply bit off more than they could chew.

Well, at least Roth did. The Van Halens were excellent. Eddie remains a guitar beast, his fingers on the fret board never ceased to amaze. Wolfgang more than held his own on the bass, plus his harmonizing with dad was strong. Alex gave us the beat, always making sure his kit fortified the rhythms.

Roth was a mess. He was erratic, frequently slipping into spoken-word tangents mid song. We got a few of his signature kicks, but nothing too taxing. And his voice just couldn’t hold up through 22 tunes, all from the first six albums and Truth. He desperately needed the rest of the guys; they literally propped him up.

Only during “Panama,” about four songs from the end, did Roth come alive. He ably carried that song with sturdy vocals and sly dirty talk that felt segued not shoehorned.

But I’ll give him this, he came up with a zinger when introducing “China Town” from the Truth disc: “When you go to China, is there such a place as America Town?”

By contrast opening act Kool & the Gang, a pairing many thought would never work, were slamming greatness from the word go. The 11-member group, which enjoyed its greatest commercial success during the same heyday as the Roth-led Van Halen, gave us old-school choreography, a blazing horn section, and funked-up classics.

There really wasn’t a bad moment. I got a couple of my Kool & the Gang faves back-to-back – “Misled” and “Too Hot.” I felt like a teenager again. The triumvirate of “Hollywood Swinging,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Ladies Night” was superb. I couldn’t stop chair dancing. Plus, there were no thoughts of sheep herding in my mind.

CDABOAT1
06-21-2012, 09:14 AM
Whoever keeps slamming Dave is so far off base it's almost comical. We were at the show last night. Best I've EVER seen this band and Dave. One phrase can describe it.. POSITIVE ENERGY! Music was tight and Dave sounded great the WHOLE show. I was expecting a few road bumps for him given the reviews of past shows but, as Dave said last night, this was probably the best show of the tour. My wife who hasn't been the biggest Dave fan said after the show last night "I found a new appreciation for Dave - he was spectacular" due to his performance. What made last night's show was the ENERGY - and lots of it. It was as if Dave was out to prove all of the idiots wrong who criticized him on this tour. He kept things in his vocal range for the most part, but when he went to the upper range he nailed it. If last night's show is any indicator, I am convinced this band can continue long into the future. It truly was an amazing show in Big D with lots of fantastic chemistry between Dave and Eddie on-stage. A BIG dose of POSITIVE ENERGY in the breakfast blender!!!

David Lee Rocks
06-21-2012, 09:40 AM
Whoever keeps slamming Dave is so far off base it's almost comical. We were at the show last night. Best I've EVER seen this band and Dave. One phrase can describe it.. POSITIVE ENERGY! Music was tight and Dave sounded great the WHOLE show. I was expecting a few road bumps for him given the reviews of past shows but, as Dave said last night, this was probably the best show of the tour. My wife who hasn't been the biggest Dave fan said after the show last night "I found a new appreciation for Dave - he was spectacular" due to his performance. What made last night's show was the ENERGY - and lots of it. It was as if Dave was out to prove all of the idiots wrong who criticized him on this tour. He kept things in his vocal range for the most part, but when he went to the upper range he nailed it. If last night's show is any indicator, I am convinced this band can continue long into the future. It truly was an amazing show in Big D with lots of fantastic chemistry between Dave and Eddie on-stage. A BIG dose of POSITIVE ENERGY in the breakfast blender!!!

yep, Dave was amazing last night, I think he sounded better than he did in Tulsa, ans Tulsa kicked ass!! The band, Eddie, Alex, and Wolfie were amazing as well, screw the haters, we know the truth!!

jero
06-21-2012, 09:59 AM
What a show! And dave sounded grate! They played Light up the sky at the soundcheck!
Even had a little chat with Edward in Dutch before the show.

jero
06-21-2012, 10:01 AM
party tent before the show

jero
06-21-2012, 10:05 AM
Diamond Dave

jero
06-21-2012, 10:37 AM
front row

CDABOAT1
06-21-2012, 12:47 PM
yep, Dave was amazing last night, I think he sounded better than he did in Tulsa, ans Tulsa kicked ass!! The band, Eddie, Alex, and Wolfie were amazing as well, screw the haters, we know the truth!! I fully agree. SCREW THE HATERS.... for they not realize true greatness that is DLR!

Light Em' Up!
06-21-2012, 01:07 PM
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Light Em' Up!
06-21-2012, 01:11 PM
A tease of Runnin' With the Devil....Dave sounds amazing!

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Va Beach VH Fan
06-21-2012, 01:14 PM
http://easttexas.legalexaminer.com/miscellaneous/van-halen-concert-in-dallas-last-night-not-1982.aspx?googleid=302150

Van Halen Concert in Dallas Last Night - Not 1982
Jeff Weinstein Attorney
Posted by Jeff WeinsteinJune 21, 2012 9:56 AM

Between 1979 and 1983 I experienced the absolute best times of my life except for marrying Christi and the births of our children. Those were the years I was at the University of Texas. Austin was only about 400,000 people then and six street wasn't anything like what it is today although the transition was in full swing.

There were a lot of great music venues. I certainly didn't realize at the time how good we had it. The concerts that came through were incredible. I saw so many awesome bands that I can't even remember how many concerts I attended.

I do remember one in particular. It was Van Halen. David Lee Roth was the front man during this period for Van Halen. This was just plain and simple rock and roll and we loved every minute of seeing them live. I remember the guy next to me standing in his chair and falling over backwards landing on his head only to be carried out by police. I remember the smoke that filled the arena - both legal and illegal. I can still hear David Lee Roth screaming "I forgot the f''ing words Man."

Last night I saw Van Halen again. The crowd looked a little different than it did 30 years ago. We all looked quite a few years older. Most of the guys had gotten a little bigger around the edges. The girls were fully dressed. There was no smoke. Instead of lighters throughout the concert everyone around me was filming the show with their cell phones.

Watching Eddie Van Halen play a guitar solo is truly incredible. At 56ish he still has the same musical talent that made you scream for hours when I say him initially. His brother still rocks on the drums and his son is pretty amazing on the bass. I was a little disappointed in David Lee Roth but let's face it I'm not the same guy I was 30 years ago either.

Seeing Van Halen brought back some really great memories of those four (4) years I spent in Austin. Although life is very good, it's just not like it was in 1982.

Drive Safe - XTHATXT

Say No to Distracted Driving

Jeff Weinstein

www.LonghornLawyer.com

sadaist
06-21-2012, 01:32 PM
Not to derail this or anything, but my Firefox updated today. When you open a new tab it has small pics of recent websites. screengrabs? Lookie what it did for Roth Army....hahahahaha!


(This is how I feel about all you that have been to shows I have missed)

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/sadaist/Misc/RAFF.jpg

vandeleur
06-21-2012, 01:36 PM
:lmao:

Light Em' Up!
06-21-2012, 06:38 PM
DTNA!

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Light Em' Up!
06-21-2012, 06:39 PM
HFT
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Light Em' Up!
06-21-2012, 06:41 PM
EWS
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DavidLeeNatra
06-21-2012, 07:02 PM
What a show! And dave sounded grate! They played Light up the sky at the soundcheck!
Even had a little chat with Edward in Dutch before the show.

and here is what he said to you: "Wat ben jij toch voor een ontzettende klootzak!"

jero
06-21-2012, 07:26 PM
No he told me: gelukkig dat die duitse reetneuker thuis is gebleven

Va Beach VH Fan
06-21-2012, 07:40 PM
LMFAO !! Gotta love Google translate....

To translate:


and here is what he said to you: "What are you still a big fucking asshole"

No he told me: "happy that the German reetneuker stayed home"

jero
06-22-2012, 12:54 AM
reetneuker = assfucker

jero
06-22-2012, 12:56 AM
But VA Beach, I love that german cunt!

DavidLeeNatra
06-22-2012, 07:27 AM
But VA Beach, I love that german cunt!

fuck you, too, bro! :biggrin:

Light Em' Up!
06-22-2012, 08:52 AM
Different clip of part of EWS -
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Light Em' Up!
06-22-2012, 08:54 AM
Way Nosebleed section, but a different perspective...end of Unchained and RWTD

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Light Em' Up!
06-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Part of Panama-
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Light Em' Up!
06-22-2012, 08:58 AM
Nosebleed Panama

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David Lee Rocks
06-22-2012, 03:55 PM
Way Nosebleed section, but a different perspective...end of Unchained and RWTD

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Good evening Dallas, Texas, still gives me chills, the best concert ever!!!

jero
06-24-2012, 01:16 PM
Good evening Dallas, Texas, still gives me chills, the best concert ever!!!

It was indeed

Vinnie Velvet
06-25-2012, 09:07 AM
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Holy shit!

Check out all those screams Dave does towards the end of the song.

!!!

fourthcoming
06-25-2012, 09:31 AM
Diamond Fuckin' Dave

ELVIS
06-25-2012, 10:04 AM
Awesome!!!

I'm fuckin' ready for tomorrow night...


:killer:

DavidLeeNatra
06-25-2012, 10:05 AM
Holy shit!

Check out all those screams Dave does towards the end of the song.

!!!

@ 9:53 it's almost a classic scream!!!

ELVIS
06-25-2012, 10:09 AM
Almost ??

What a sour puss...:biggrin:

DavidLeeNatra
06-25-2012, 10:10 AM
Awesome!!!

I'm fuckin' ready for tomorrow night...


:killer:

you better are! have fun man!!!

:elvis:

ELVIS
06-25-2012, 10:11 AM
I'm pretty sure I will...

DavidLeeNatra
06-25-2012, 10:12 AM
Almost ??

What a sour puss...:biggrin:

lol...you know what...I was thinking about erasing the "almost" again and then just said "ahhh...fuck it"

ELVIS
06-25-2012, 10:19 AM
Yeah, no way ELVIS can piss all over that...


:biggrin:

DavidLeeNatra
06-25-2012, 10:22 AM
Yeah, no way ELVIS can piss all over that...


:biggrin:

ha ha...little Elvis is combat ready, I say!

ELVIS
06-25-2012, 10:29 AM
When you wish upon a star...

Well, wish no more 'cause here I are...


:elvis:

vandeleur
06-25-2012, 11:01 AM
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wow dave sounds fucking stella on this

DavidLeeNatra
06-25-2012, 11:09 AM
When you wish upon a star...

Well, wish no more 'cause here I are...


:elvis:

sounds like a hagar chorus...

twobad
06-25-2012, 05:30 PM
booyah!!!!!!!!!!!