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Va Beach VH Fan
01-05-2012, 11:13 PM
Welcome to the Official 6/16 Phoenix Meetup/Review thread. This thread is to discuss anything leading up to the show, as well as all reviews.

Let's hear it !!

PETE'S BROTHER
01-06-2012, 12:46 AM
oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

PETE'S BROTHER
01-06-2012, 12:47 AM
callin' in sick till the 19th

Dan
01-06-2012, 05:12 AM
callin' in sick till the 19th

How Dare You.:D

PETE'S BROTHER
01-25-2012, 11:32 PM
now, the 23rd...
:gulp:

PETE'S BROTHER
01-25-2012, 11:32 PM
k...sec 124, row 12 seats 6-10

Dan
02-03-2012, 06:22 PM
Sounds Like A Good Deal To Me.:D

Dan
03-02-2012, 11:45 PM
I Mighty Just Wear A T-Shirt To This Show.:D

Just Saying.:D

don don
03-11-2012, 10:37 PM
Any of you guys from the Army pregaming before the show? I flying out to see them with my brother (Scottsdale), but didn't know of THE place to have a few beers before the show. Any suggestions?

PETE'S BROTHER
03-15-2012, 10:28 PM
cooper's town is right across the street

don don
03-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Hope to see you guys there! We hope to be down there around 4ish to pregame. Let me know if you guys are going to wear your Army shirts. Thanks!

PETE'S BROTHER
06-09-2012, 03:12 PM
Any of you guys from the Army pregaming before the show? I flying out to see them with my brother (Scottsdale), but didn't know of THE place to have a few beers before the show. Any suggestions?

pool party in east mesa on friday...

PETE'S BROTHER
06-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Hope to see you guys there! We hope to be down there around 4ish to pregame. Let me know if you guys are going to wear your Army shirts. Thanks!

army shirt fo sho!

Dan
06-12-2012, 06:07 AM
100F Drinking Bud Lite With Pete's Brother.:D

Two Sheep Pen Brother's Enjoying Van Halen.

PETE'S BROTHER
06-12-2012, 06:20 AM
Bueno! You should be here!!

Dan
06-13-2012, 01:20 AM
Yes,Yes And Yes.:D

Dan
06-14-2012, 06:40 PM
Two days to Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.: D :hitch:

don don
06-15-2012, 12:30 PM
I'm here in Scottdale...getting very stoked! My brother is treating us to the Scorpions and Tesla tonight. But the real reason I'm here is to see the Mighty Van Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalen! See you guys there!!!

Dan
06-15-2012, 01:08 PM
Pete's Brother And Bean Are Looking After me in Mesa.Drinking By The Pool And working On My Tan.:D

Pants Off,One Day To Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.:D

mug
06-15-2012, 02:06 PM
:cheer::cheer:You made it thats good. Keep your pants on for the boys. Say hi to my sis. lol ROCK OUT!

Dan
06-16-2012, 04:27 AM
Today Is the day,That Your Roth Army Kiwi Gets To See The Mighty Van Halen.:D

vandeleur
06-16-2012, 04:51 AM
Enjoy :)

Momshell
06-16-2012, 06:34 AM
I'm so happy for you guys going! Have a kickass time and don't forget to drop us folks at home an update every now and then :)

Zing!
06-16-2012, 08:57 AM
You're up, Phoenix - have a blast with the Mighty VAN HALEN! Wish I was there - Zing is in the mood to rock out!

Dan
06-16-2012, 05:00 PM
Meeting At,Cooper's Town Bar and Grill,4pm-5pm.:D

Sensible Shoes
06-16-2012, 05:28 PM
wish I could be there - Pete's brother, you get around!

PETE'S BROTHER
06-16-2012, 05:38 PM
crazy kiwi in the real 110 degree heat

8844

PETE'S BROTHER
06-16-2012, 05:39 PM
wish I could be there - Pete's brother, you get around!

shit, you should see dan get around ;)

jvmaz77
06-16-2012, 06:08 PM
me and my brother are going and taking our dad for Father's Day.

Momshell
06-16-2012, 06:36 PM
me and my brother are going and taking our dad for Father's Day.

That is very cool!! Have an awesome time!!

DONNIEP
06-16-2012, 06:47 PM
Holy shit! Dan's going to see The Mighty Van Halen!! Pants off dude!!! You guys enjoy the show!

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 07:34 PM
Hey Momshell!! It's Saturday!!! You going to be around tonight?

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 07:35 PM
All of you that are lucky enough to catch the show tonight, have a kick ass time! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Zempi
06-16-2012, 08:06 PM
I would LOVE to be going to a Saturday night VH show right about now!

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 08:18 PM
I would LOVE to be going to a Saturday night VH show right about now!

Shit, I'd be thrilled to be going to a Van Halen gig ANY night of the week!!! LOL!

BTW: Is that a female version of "Flat Stanley"?

SNIPER
06-16-2012, 08:33 PM
Anybody have the 81 Phoenix boot?

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 08:33 PM
It's Saturday and I'm on the Central time zone. Gonna do my fucking best to be here for some of the show!

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 08:44 PM
It's Saturday and I'm on the Central time zone. Gonna do my fucking best to be here for some of the show!

Cool deal...I didn't even bother at the last one....

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Cool deal...I didn't even bother at the last one....

Seems none of us did. :)

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 08:45 PM
People in Phoenix are tweeting like crazy! They seem super excited! Let's hope they keep this shit up!!!

SNIPER
06-16-2012, 08:47 PM
At least this show is in my time zone.

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 08:48 PM
Seems none of us did. :)

LOL...yes, without all of my endless tweet posts, the thread was kept to only 2 pages....saving cyberspace :-)

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Since I still can't embed...here's a photo that was just tweeted from sound check

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh151/emberther/AvjYuPrCMAA_b3Z.jpg

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 09:09 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sound check <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523Phoenix">#Phoenix</a> <a href="http://t.co/2JKTw6QU" title="http://twitter.com/pb93/status/214159271288516610/photo/1">twitter.com/pb93/status/21</a></p>&mdash; Patrick Bertinelli (@pb93) <a href="https://twitter.com/pb93/status/214159271288516610" data-datetime="2012-06-17T00:55:24+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 09:10 PM
There ya go....almost saved has the pretty version :-)

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 09:10 PM
I double posted. Sorry!

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 09:14 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Downtown, <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a> bound... <a href="http://t.co/ksWXDAJE" title="http://instagr.am/p/L9MKPLD5wU/">instagr.am/p/L9MKPLD5wU/</a></p>&mdash; Dave Bernstein (@djdavebernstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/djdavebernstein/status/214163614154752000" data-datetime="2012-06-17T01:12:39+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 09:17 PM
I double posted. Sorry!

You didn't double post...you "pretty" posted...LOL!

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 09:18 PM
Notice that it's Val's brother who posted that pic...

Angel
06-16-2012, 09:19 PM
My room-mates drunk, so I've retreated to my room with my water and bag of weed in hand.

Should we have a pool...which song will Dan be "pants off"?

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 09:23 PM
Notice that it's Val's brother who posted that pic...

I was wondering about that last name....I asked what songs were checked, but of course nothing was replied.

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 09:25 PM
My room-mates drunk, so I've retreated to my room with my water and bag of weed in hand.

Should we have a pool...which song will Dan be "pants off"?

Hmmm....I say right after "Unchained"....I don't think he'll be able to hang on much longer than that.

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 09:26 PM
According to her book (I think) Eddie tried to fight him on the 2004 Hagar tour............... Didn't happen but dude is a big guy.

Angel
06-16-2012, 09:26 PM
Notice that it's Val's brother who posted that pic...

Yeah, he seems like a really supportive guy. He had some tweets when the "blame Val" thing came out that made it seem as though he was around a lot during Ed's "dark" days. Which can be a good or bad thing...but he's been to a lot of the concerts, nice to see an uncle being supportive that way.

SNIPER
06-16-2012, 09:28 PM
Notice that it's Val's brother who posted that pic...

I have seen him in photo credits as far back as shitty150

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 09:32 PM
He goes to alot of shows. Just tweeted him to see if he'd be hitting the NOLA show with Val. They're from there. Speaking of, I STILL need a head's up on a good fucking video camera for the show....... Any tech geeks out there????

Angel
06-16-2012, 09:33 PM
According to her book (I think) Eddie tried to fight him on the 2004 Hagar tour............... Didn't happen but dude is a big guy.

I'm sure every woman that's married to an alcoholic has her husband and brother fight. I see so many similarities between Ed and Val's marriage and my own, it's amazing.

When my husband and brother fought, I jumped between them just as they were throwing punches at each other. My brother's lucky, he would have been knocked out, lol.

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 09:40 PM
He goes to alot of shows. Just tweeted him to see if he'd be hitting the NOLA show with Val. They're from there. Speaking of, I STILL need a head's up on a good fucking video camera for the show....... Any tech geeks out there????

Not me!!! Sorry, but I hope you get it figured out so we can see some bad ass videos!!

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 09:41 PM
Okay Almost Saved...post the next one!

Nitro Express
06-16-2012, 09:49 PM
I have seen him in photo credits as far back as shitty150

David Bertinelli. He has had a studio in Park City Utah for years. He actually did some photos for my parents years ago. They used to live there. I met him once and actually didn't know he was Val's brother until later on.

I just noticed Patrick Bertinelli took the photo. That's Val's other brother. David is a professional photographer. A lot of the Browning ad work and catalogs he has done the photos for.

Angel
06-16-2012, 09:50 PM
He goes to alot of shows. Just tweeted him to see if he'd be hitting the NOLA show with Val. They're from there. Speaking of, I STILL need a head's up on a good fucking video camera for the show....... Any tech geeks out there????

My room-mate has a Fuji digital camera that takes awesome videos, and the mic's not bad at all for a camera. That's all I know, lol.

Angel
06-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Okay Almost Saved...post the next one!

There's a cute one by a teenage girl going to the concert with her daddy.

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 09:56 PM
There's a cute one by a teenage girl going to the concert with her daddy.

I know...it's so cute! Bet that's what the girls will think when they finally get to go :-)

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 09:57 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sound check was so awesome it created a haboob. //@<a href="https://twitter.com/WolfVanHalen">WolfVanHalen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523Phoenix">#Phoenix</a> <a href="http://t.co/dksBm1r8" title="http://twitter.com/pb93/status/214170427478654977/photo/1">twitter.com/pb93/status/21…</a></p>&mdash; Patrick Bertinelli (@pb93) <a href="https://twitter.com/pb93/status/214170427478654977" data-datetime="2012-06-17T01:39:44+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 09:58 PM
That's the one I was talking about Almost...

Angel
06-16-2012, 09:59 PM
That's the one I was talking about Almost...

Just saw that one myself.

Angel
06-16-2012, 10:03 PM
:lmao:

"@dtbag22: Skullets are the 'doo of choice tonight, you guys. #vanhalen"

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:06 PM
She must not have run into Dan yet! LOL!

~Lisa~ @phxgrl123

Definitely a diff #VanHalen crowd since last time I saw them. Older, sober, well behaved. I guess its been a long time :) #VanHalenUSAC

Angel
06-16-2012, 10:09 PM
She must not have run into Dan yet! LOL!

I hope she's beside him when he goes pants off!!! :D

SNIPER
06-16-2012, 10:12 PM
David Bertinelli. He has had a studio in Park City Utah for years. He actually did some photos for my parents years ago. They used to live there. I met him once and actually didn't know he was Val's brother until later on.

I just noticed Patrick Bertinelli took the photo. That's Val's other brother. David is a professional photographer. A lot of the Browning ad work and catalogs he has done the photos for.

Yeah. u are right.

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:14 PM
I hope she's beside him when he goes pants off!!! :D

Well, you didn't say which song you thought....???

So this is love
06-16-2012, 10:16 PM
So we have a show tonight it seems.. what is the time zone I mean est when does is start...?

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:18 PM
Jim Schmiedeberg @BSURadioJim

I'm standing next to #VanHalen tour bus, thinking of knocking on the door asking 2 say hi to Valerie Bertenelli or Michael Anthony. #toosoon

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:19 PM
So we have a show tonight it seems.. what is the time zone I mean est when does is start...?

It's MY time zone!!! WOOT WOOT! Mountain....

Angel
06-16-2012, 10:20 PM
Jim Schmiedeberg @BSURadioJim

I'm standing next to #VanHalen tour bus, thinking of knocking on the door asking 2 say hi to Valerie Bertenelli or Michael Anthony. #toosoon

Okay, that was funny!

So this is love
06-16-2012, 10:22 PM
It's MY time zone!!! WOOT WOOT! Mountain....

mountain means 2 hours away? are you in the same timezone as Edmonton? (thats my reference due to family)

Momshell
06-16-2012, 10:25 PM
Hey Momshell!! It's Saturday!!! You going to be around tonight?

We'll see - the show starts at midnight my time, and my kids get up at 6am on weekends too! Drinking a beer now, so I'll do my best, but not sure I'll make it!

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:27 PM
mountain means 2 hours away? are you in the same timezone as Edmonton? (thats my reference due to family)

It's 8:26 here now...should be kicking off shortly, right?

Momshell
06-16-2012, 10:28 PM
oops - just realized it's mountain - that's 11pm my time - hopefully I can at least make it to Unchained!

SNIPER
06-16-2012, 10:28 PM
mountain means 2 hours away? are you in the same timezone as Edmonton? (thats my reference due to family)

Yes, it is the same.

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:29 PM
What the fuck? Just looked up the time in Phoenix and it says an hour behind us but still in Mountain Zone????

SNIPER
06-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Oh shit. AZ does not do daylight savings.

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:31 PM
oops - just realized it's mountain - that's 11pm my time - hopefully I can at least make it to Unchained!

Their zone is fucked up Momshell...Sniper just told me they don't have daylight savings. It's only 7:30 now.

ALMOSTsaved
06-16-2012, 10:31 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I'm standing next to <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a> tour bus, thinking of knocking on the door asking 2 say hi to Valerie Bertenelli or Michael Anthony. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523toosoon">#toosoon</a></p>&mdash; Jim Schmiedeberg (@BSURadioJim) <a href="https://twitter.com/BSURadioJim/status/214179567454269443" data-datetime="2012-06-17T02:16:02+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:32 PM
Double posting again :-)

Zempi
06-16-2012, 10:32 PM
LOL..She did not give it a name.... It is just something she drew last week..Girl Flat Stanley seems it though.

I'd also be thrilled to go.. Weekend nights seem extra fun though!

QUOTE=Light Em' Up!;1663376]Shit, I'd be thrilled to be going to a Van Halen gig ANY night of the week!!! LOL!

BTW: Is that a female version of "Flat Stanley"?[/QUOTE]

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Who the fuck is DavidLeeRoss???? :lmao:

Tadashi Beddie @tadashibe

Fuckin hell. #VanHalen's coming to Japan AFTER I FCKING MOVE TO SHANGHAI. With fucking #davidleeross. Fingers crossed they come to #shanghai

Angel
06-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Yes she is. I am right now too. This backwards province doesn't do daylight savings so I'm mountain in summer central in winter.

Dumbasses are always complaining about the birds waking them up so early. Well, if you'd change the clocks like everyone else it would be an hour later, stupid hicks. (Sorry, WACF)

So this is love
06-16-2012, 10:37 PM
oops - just realized it's mountain - that's 11pm my time - hopefully I can at least make it to Unchained!

looking forward to this video and hail tomorrow morning..lol hopefully

Angel
06-16-2012, 10:40 PM
Their zone is fucked up Momshell...Sniper just told me they don't have daylight savings. It's only 7:30 now.

Hmm. A lot of people from here have property in Arizona. Maybe they're the reason why AZ doesn't have it either, lol.

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 10:41 PM
Did you see the tweet about that guy saying people should ask for Cherone???

Momshell
06-16-2012, 10:46 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Me and about 100 other people just got to watch Eddie, Alex, and Wolfgang Van Halen run through 4 songs for sound check. That was AWESOME!</p>&mdash; Bado (@azbado) <a href="https://twitter.com/azbado/status/214164421210157057" data-datetime="2012-06-17T01:15:51+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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FORD
06-16-2012, 10:50 PM
Oh shit. AZ does not do daylight savings.

Well, when it's 115 degrees in the summer, who the fuck needs to save daylight? :biggrin:

Angel
06-16-2012, 10:51 PM
"@EspoAZ: Judging by the crowd going to US Airways Center tonight, they should change the name of the band from Van Halen to In Halen. #SnarkLife"

SNIPER
06-16-2012, 10:56 PM
Well, when it's 115 degrees in the summer, who the fuck needs to save daylight? :biggrin:

Yeah, thats too fucking hot. Fuck that.

Momshell
06-16-2012, 10:56 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cougar-hunting at the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a> show!</p>&mdash; Jack MacDonald (@BlackJackMac) <a href="https://twitter.com/BlackJackMac/status/214185566474997761" data-datetime="2012-06-17T02:39:53+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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So this is love
06-16-2012, 10:57 PM
Did you see the tweet about that guy saying people should ask for Cherone???

I don't want to see it!!!!!!...lets be positive for once!!!!!....I can believe its coming from me I must be drunk....I'm mr negative or realistic usually....I need another drink

Momshell
06-16-2012, 10:58 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jungle Boogie with Kool and the Gang <a href="http://t.co/lnXOdFO1" title="http://instagr.am/p/L9X-qynHM6/">instagr.am/p/L9X-qynHM6/</a></p>&mdash; Shawnna L.M. Bolick (@slmbolick) <a href="https://twitter.com/slmbolick/status/214189613537968129" data-datetime="2012-06-17T02:55:57+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 11:04 PM
I don't want to see it!!!!!!...lets be positive for once!!!!!....I can believe its coming from me I must be drunk....I'm mr negative or realistic usually....I need another drink

I'm Always positive!!! It was a follow up by the same person who asked about knocking on the bus and asking for MA or VB...

Angel
06-16-2012, 11:06 PM
"@AmberlinaJolie: My mom is so excited for this concert. She's talking about kissing David Lee Roth on the mouth. Hahah"

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 11:08 PM
Sounds like a perfect fucking night!

Kevin Ray @kray1

Music buffet! Got an appetizer of Funk #Kool&THEGang with entree of ROCK! #VANHALEN #Unchained served with side #JackDaniels #Smooooooth

Momshell
06-16-2012, 11:10 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Music buffet! Got an appetizer of Funk <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523Kool">#Kool</a>&amp;THEGang with entree of ROCK! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VANHALEN">#VANHALEN</a><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523Unchained">#Unchained</a> served with side <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523JackDaniels">#JackDaniels</a><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523Smooooooth">#Smooooooth</a></p>&mdash; Kevin Ray (@kray1) <a href="https://twitter.com/kray1/status/214191605228380160" data-datetime="2012-06-17T03:03:52+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
06-16-2012, 11:11 PM
oops - here we go again - good to know that even though I've missed a gazillion shows, we still have our ESP connection! :)

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 11:12 PM
HA HA...Jinx!
Hey, Momshell, do you have any idea why I can't embed anymore??? You taught me how to do this in the first place....

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 11:13 PM
oops - here we go again - good to know that even though I've missed a gazillion shows, we still have our ESP connection! :)

You know Momshell....we also have a third person that's in on the ESP thing :-)

Momshell
06-16-2012, 11:13 PM
HA HA...Jinx!
Hey, Momshell, do you have any idea why I can't embed anymore??? You taught me how to do this in the first place....

it's the same as it used to be, just have to highlight it before you copy and paste it

Momshell
06-16-2012, 11:13 PM
You know Momshell....we also have a third person that's in on the ESP thing :-)

I know - I love it!!

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 11:15 PM
Just a test....
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I can't wait to feel your love tonight!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search

Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 11:15 PM
It doesn't work right! I've been dicking with this now for weeks....

Momshell
06-16-2012, 11:16 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>In the house brother!! RT"@<a href="https://twitter.com/JimCurrigan">JimCurrigan</a>: 1 hour to VAN HALEN!!!!"</p>&mdash; Kevin Ray (@kray1) <a href="https://twitter.com/kray1/status/214193819267239937" data-datetime="2012-06-17T03:12:40+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 11:19 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/EspoAZ">EspoAZ</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/kray1">kray1</a> Welcome to the Funk!! This is going to be good! <a

Momshell
06-16-2012, 11:24 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So, Kool &amp; The Gang got down, but, now it's time for VAN FUCKIN' HALEN!!! ��������</p>&mdash; Uriel Perez (@BlindNerd) <a href="https://twitter.com/BlindNerd/status/214196043632480258" data-datetime="2012-06-17T03:21:31+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Light Em' Up!
06-16-2012, 11:26 PM
Awesome! I'm not gonna do anything with twitter...it's just pissing me off because it doesn't work right for me...maybe it's the MAC.
You and Almost Saved can do them, cool?
T minus 30 minutes...

SunisinuS
06-16-2012, 11:56 PM
I just want to say thanks to the Twitter Trio, the girls....good times that you all keep us up to date like a stock ticker on these gigs...

:hail:

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 12:01 AM
I just want to say thanks to the Twitter Trio, the girls....good times that you all keep us up to date like a stock ticker on these gigs...

:hail:

Not sure that Almost Saved is a girl! LOL! Then again, I'm assuming he is a he....

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 12:02 AM
dave trevino @psionicprophet

I think I saw @Wolfiesmom at the show tonite... she is BEAUTIFUL !!! #HubbaHubba #VanHalen

Momshell
06-17-2012, 12:02 AM
Let's go let's go....we're on!!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>...and here's VanHalen ! <a href="http://t.co/NjjEGZL2" title="http://twitter.com/chrismatthieu/status/214206094950662144/photo/1">twitter.com/chrismatthieu/…</a></p>&mdash; Chris Matthieu (@chrismatthieu) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrismatthieu/status/214206094950662144" data-datetime="2012-06-17T04:01:27+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
06-17-2012, 12:05 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Love <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523DavidLeeRoth">#DavidLeeRoth</a> w/#VanHalen in <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523Phoenix">#Phoenix</a> <a href="http://t.co/GED1bBbH" title="http://twitter.com/slmbolick/status/214206296356954114/photo/1">twitter.com/slmbolick/stat…</a></p>&mdash; Shawnna L.M. Bolick (@slmbolick) <a href="https://twitter.com/slmbolick/status/214206296356954114" data-datetime="2012-06-17T04:02:16+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
06-17-2012, 12:27 AM
Twitter is dead!

Momshell
06-17-2012, 12:32 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Everybody wants some! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> <a href="http://t.co/IcNSeD6f" title="http://twitter.com/chrismatthieu/status/214213515660103680/photo/1">twitter.com/chrismatthieu/…</a></p>&mdash; Chris Matthieu (@chrismatthieu) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrismatthieu/status/214213515660103680" data-datetime="2012-06-17T04:30:57+00:00">June 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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damngoodtimes
06-17-2012, 12:33 AM
long live Twitter!

shit, no army peeps inside??

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 12:45 AM
Twitter has been bad for the last several gigs...thought it was a California thing.

Momshell
06-17-2012, 12:48 AM
Well - sorry folks, but I need to go to sleep....it's 12:47 am here....way past my bedtime, and about 5 1/2 hours til my kids wake me. Plus, I'm drunk!!! Nite nite all! See you bright and early with YouTubes (I hope).

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 12:49 AM
I like your quote damngoodtimes :-)

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 12:50 AM
Well - sorry folks, but I need to go to sleep....it's 12:47 am here....way past my bedtime, and about 5 1/2 hours til my kids wake me. Plus, I'm drunk!!! Nite nite all! See you bright and early with YouTubes (I hope).

Night Momshell...ttys.

IceCreamBlondie
06-17-2012, 01:20 AM
Thanks for the updates as best you can guys!

To our Roth Army people inside: HAVE A DAMN GOOD TIME!

VAN HLN CA
06-17-2012, 03:22 AM
David Bertinelli. He has had a studio in Park City Utah for years.
I just noticed Patrick Bertinelli took the photo. That's Val's other brother. David is a professional photographer. A lot of the Browning ad work and catalogs he has done the photos for.

Wow, how'd you know bout the Browning part? My uncle was president of Browning for 20 years, Browning/Winchester for about a decade. Uncle Don and Dad are in Door County, WI right now and plan on fishing the Gorge area when they head back in a few weeks. He wouldn't ever bother him back in the day for VH favors but, Ted Nugent was best RnR bonus from his days in Ogden. Think I shared a funny story T.N. related from H.O.B. Strip on our old Army site. Uncle Don and Ted was oil & vinegar so his T.N. archery line was short lived. If I remember correctly David did Ektelon racquetball catalog shoots as well before they sold it off. Did you work for Browning?

VAN HLN CA
06-17-2012, 03:41 AM
Not even a post regarding set list, or if pants up or down?

Thought San Diego thread was rough...........!

VAN HLN CA
06-17-2012, 03:53 AM
Well Happy Fathers Day to All!

And now it seems the Boy's are going to stick to script as that's five in a row without a song swap. Now as hard as it is to believe, Final Four stretch....._______...... Only time tells the answers to all our questions =VH=, As Is.

Dan
06-17-2012, 04:00 AM
HOLY SHIT,Greatest Van Halen Show Ever.:D

Review In the Morning.

BTW.........................Pants Were Off For most of the Show.:hitch:

jvmaz77
06-17-2012, 04:50 AM
In short a fucking great time. Not sure what new I can add that hasn't been said before. It was just a great time. I'll add more later in the day. Need sleep to rest the ears.

Jason

don don
06-17-2012, 05:26 AM
All things considered, I had awesome time with my brother at the show. I wasn't able to meet up with any Roth Army members because we were late getting down to the arena. Wished they would've added at least one of the tunes that they haven't played throughout the tour, but really enjoyed HAIL. The crowd seemed to have a great time. And I had a BLAST! Keep the reviews coming and I'm getting depressed already thinking that NOLA will the last US show until 2013. Do any of you think there may be a festival in the works? Thanks for reading and good night!!!

SunisinuS
06-17-2012, 05:30 AM
Least you are Near Baja...and the water is warm....and the fireworks are cheap


:hitch:

:hitch:

vaijuju
06-17-2012, 06:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQYMhmNgwWY&feature=plcp

great quality



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM1wtt518MA&feature=g-hist

Momshell
06-17-2012, 07:17 AM
Looks like vaijuju beat me to it! No others yet. Glad all of those here who went got what sounded like a great show!

Momshell
06-17-2012, 08:03 AM
This one threw me off 'cause it was posted as "Change", but here is...... (part of) Unchained!!

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Angel
06-17-2012, 08:53 AM
Dozed off with my phone in my hand, lol. From the sounds emanating from the bathroom, I'd say my piss-tank roommate is suffering big time from his bender this weekend. HA! Payback's a bitch!!!

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 10:19 AM
RWTD

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Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 10:28 AM
Happy Father's Day to all you rockin' dads out there!

chi-town324
06-17-2012, 11:12 AM
thx as always for the videos!! yes and happy fathers day to all the Army dads!!

DavidLeeNatra
06-17-2012, 11:32 AM
Father's day...so that means Hagar was thrown out of the band 16 years ago! :killer:

SNIPER
06-17-2012, 12:15 PM
Father's day...so that means Hagar was thrown out of the band 16 years ago! :killer:

haha!!!! yup.. It is the end of false VH day:yo:!

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 12:21 PM
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PETE'S BROTHER
06-17-2012, 12:31 PM
My room-mates drunk, so I've retreated to my room with my water and bag of weed in hand.

Should we have a pool...which song will Dan be "pants off"?

we had some AMAZING seats, and a coupla decent seats. the wifey and i took the decent seats so dan and a gradeschool friend of mine(who's birthday was yesterday) sat 12 rows off of eddie's side of the stage. no idea which song he kept his pants on for.... ;)

NIN1211
06-17-2012, 12:33 PM
haha!!!! yup.. It is the end of false VH day:yo:!









http://ts3.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=4772280503959914&id=a0c5f5f46836d7a928b86b43aa815e14

Cheers All...Happy Father's day

PETE'S BROTHER
06-17-2012, 12:34 PM
It's MY time zone!!! WOOT WOOT! Mountain....

we don't have a time zone in az, we just borrow others.....

PETE'S BROTHER
06-17-2012, 12:38 PM
Well, when it's 115 degrees in the summer, who the fuck needs to save daylight? :biggrin:

that, and most of the birds, and bugs, burst into flame around july and the mornings are quieter :baaa:

SNIPER
06-17-2012, 12:45 PM
I wonder if the blowers were on.

SNIPER
06-17-2012, 12:48 PM
RWTD

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sweet!

SunisinuS
06-17-2012, 03:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQYMhmNgwWY&feature=plcp

great quality





Wow at 1:50 the first real scream I have seen in any of the clips.....sure do miss that.....I wanted a few more on the album as well.....

jvmaz77
06-17-2012, 03:31 PM
Wow at 1:50 the first real scream I have seen in any of the clips.....sure do miss that.....I wanted a few more on the album as well.....

Dave actually screamed like that, I think, more than a few times throughout the show. He was clearly 'on' last night. I noticed that Alex couldn't stop laughing in a few spots. Dave's singing was excellent. No drop outs minus a line or two. I didn't notice any signs of this nearing the end of the first leg from anyone.

Momshell
06-17-2012, 03:53 PM
Happy Father's Day to all you rockin' dads out there!

Ditto! :)

chi-town324
06-17-2012, 03:54 PM
panama sounded great!!

jvmaz77
06-17-2012, 04:48 PM
credit to YouTube filmer named 'azsunsfan' :

Edward's solo plus Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love.

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jvmaz77
06-17-2012, 04:56 PM
Unchained......credit to same YouTube uploader 'azsunsfan'.

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Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 05:06 PM
RWTD and STW....

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Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 05:08 PM
EWS and SGMAD

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Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 05:11 PM
we don't have a time zone in az, we just borrow others.....

Yeah, I figured that one out :thumb:

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 05:16 PM
BTW.........................Pants Were Off For most of the Show.:hitch:

:lmao: I think we all figured as much! Glad you all had a killer time! Sounds like it was an awesome show!

Va Beach VH Fan
06-17-2012, 05:32 PM
Methinks this will generate a comment or two.....

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2012/06/van_halen_us_airways_center_61.php

Van Halen, US Airways Center, 6/16/12
By Mike Escoto Sun., Jun. 17 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments (24)

When the recently reunited Van Halen (featuring original vocalist David Lee Roth) announced it was postponing a handful of dates on its current tour, most people assumed that it was due to some conflict within the band. Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth wasted no time dismissing the theory and chalked it up to the band's biting off more than it could chew with this tour.

Fortunately for Van Halen fans in the Valley, the band's Phoenix date went down as scheduled, and if there is any animosity within the Van Halen camp, they certainly didn't display it. But, after watching the band perform Saturday night in front of a packed US Airways Center, another reason for the postponing of those tour dates seemed more likely: They're not very good.

Allow me to clarify. I'm not suggesting that Van Halen is a shitty band, because it isn't. In fact Van Halen, fronted by David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar, is undeniably one of the greatest rock bands of all time. (The Gary Cherone-fronted Van Halen? Not so much.)

And it's not even that the members of the Van Halen clan aren't very good: From a technical standpoint, drummer Alex Van Halen was good and virtuoso guitarist Eddie Van Halen was amazing (the later performing a guitar solo -- surprise -- that was without question the highlight of the night), and even Eddie's son, Wolfgang (the least experienced of the crew) held his own on stage. This brings us to David Lee Roth, who sadly was the weak link of the group on Saturday evening.

To his credit, Roth was just as much the showman as he's ever been. The problem was he focused too much on the antics and not quite enough on the musicianship (which can be a big problem when, you know, Eddie Van Halen is onstage).

Any time Eddie Van Halen ripped into a guitar solo, Roth would strut around the stage, hamming it up for the audience. It was funny at first -- "Hey, it's Diamond Dave" -- but at a certain point, he just started to look awkward. Essentially, he turned into that guy who shows up at a party and just tries way too hard to impress everyone there. You wanted to say, "You're David Lee Roth. You don't have to try so hard. We already like you."

When Roth wasn't goofing, he'd engage the crowd with stories that lacked much sense, and you wondered if you were missing an inside joke. There was also a video package of Roth with his sheepdogs, and it felt strange and out of place.
Minor gripes aside (Roth's always been eccentric), all real offense came from the vocals. Roth just seemed to be all over the place. For the most part, all the songs were performed in a sing-speak style, and he had a hard time hitting the high notes and just omitted large chunks of songs for no apparent reason.

As much as I wanted to like this show I didn't. There is an inherent coolness to seeing Van Halen perform songs like "Hot For Teacher" or "Runnin' With The Devil." But a minute or two into each song, I realized that Dave was kind of fucking up the song, and the nostalgia factor just went right out the window. So if they need to postpone some dates so that they can recharge their batteries and get Roth sounding better, then I'm all for it.

I don't think anything sums up this concert better than this. On the light-rail ride home, a man in the same car as me started singing the song "Hypnotized" by Bob Welch. A woman sitting behind me yelled out, "You sing better than David Lee Roth." The sad thing is, she wasn't wrong.

Critic's Notebook:

Last Night: Van Halen and Kool & the Gang at US Airways Center

Personal Bias: I've always really liked Van Halen, more so with Roth than Hagar, so it was a pretty big disappointment I didn't like this show.

The Crowd: Mostly older couples and a few parents with their younger children.

Random Notebook Dump: Enough with the kung fu moves already, Dave.

One more thing: Kool & the Gang seem like a really weird opener for Van Halen, but they were actually really great.

Setlist:

Unchained
Runnin' With The devil
She's the Woman
Romeo Delight
Tattoo
Everybody Wants Some!!
Somebody Get Me a Doctor
China Town
Hear About It Later
Oh, Pretty Woman
You Really Got Me
That's the Trouble With Never
Dance the Night Away
I'll Wait
And the Cradle Will Rock...
Hot for Teacher
Women in Love...
Beautiful Girls
Ice Cream Man
Panama
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Jump

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 05:38 PM
Opinions are like assholes. Everyone's got one. I think I'll stick with what the folks here at the Army have to say.

perrin29
06-17-2012, 05:39 PM
EWS and SGMAD

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Looks like the crowd was on fire last night. Dave was tearing up the intro of EWS. Great stuff!

perrin29
06-17-2012, 05:52 PM
I read the article and again, another writer who doesn't fully understand the act he is going to see. Sure you like the music pal. I get that. And you would be devoid of taste if you didn't but did you happen to cross any live footage from the early days before putting your opinion to print. Roth has always taken liberties with the melodies and vocals at the shows. Fuckin' ass-clown.

Dan
06-17-2012, 06:01 PM
Good Afternoon All, From,Holy Shit,My kiwi balls Are On Fire,Mesa,AZ.:D

My Review from last Nights Van Halen Show will Be Short but Sweet.

As You Know I Dont say much But i Love You All.

Never seen Van halen Live In My Life,until last Night With Pete's brother And great friends.Let me Start By Saying That Kool And The Gang Was A sweet As Choice To start The Night off.I had been Drinking At Cooper's Town bar And Grill Trying To Met Up with DON DON.No Sign Of That Fucker At All.:D
Now Pete's brother And Bean had Great Seats Near Eddie's Side Of the stage.Now My seat Were Still Good But In The Middle,near The back.This sweet As People give This Crazy kiwi from the heat their seats.No Shit,that Meant Alot To Me.I was just A touch Away From Eddie Van Halen.Please Note:My heart is Races Like crazyyyyyyyyyyy.:D

Now To the Main,In Your face show.

David "The Rock king" Lee Roth,what Can I say,Live In front of My kiwi Eyes.100%.You gave Everything he Could.No Fucking way was he Off at All.True Front man of Van Halen.End OF End.:D

Eddie "Hot Fingers" Van Halen.Nothing But,How Does He do It.The Love he has For Van Halen is So strong.:d

Alex "The Drum Master" Van Halen,His solo Was Cool As.Played Out Of his Socks.:D

Wolf "Fuck Off Bass" Van Halen,Thank You For being You.You ARE The Glue In Van Halen.:D

BTW...............Thanks For reading This,My English is Not the Best As Kiwi is My First Choice of Words.

BTWA.............First Kiwi Roth Army member In History To See Van Halen Live.So proud that I Could say That.

BTWAA...........My hat Goes Off To Pete's Brother And Friends for making This Kiwi's dream Come True.

SNIPER
06-17-2012, 06:25 PM
Good Afternoon All, From,Holy Shit,My kiwi balls Are On Fire,Mesa,AZ.:D

My Review from last Nights Van Halen Show will Be Short but Sweet.

As You Know I Dont say much But i Love You All.

Never seen Van halen Live In My Life,until last Night With Pete's brother And great friends.Let me Start By Saying That Kool And The Gang Was A sweet As Choice To start The Night off.I had been Drinking At Cooper's Town bar And Grill Trying To Met Up with DON DON.No Sign Of That Fucker At All.:D
Now Pete's brother And Bean had Great Seats Near Eddie's Side Of the stage.Now My seat Were Still Good But In The Middle,near The back.This sweet As People give This Crazy kiwi from the heat their seats.No Shit,that Meant Alot To Me.I was just A touch Away From Eddie Van Halen.Please Note:My heart is Races Like crazyyyyyyyyyyy.:D

Now To the Main,In Your face show.

David "The Rock king" Lee Roth,what Can I say,Live In front of My kiwi Eyes.100%.You gave Everything he Could.No Fucking way was he Off at All.True Front man of Van Halen.End OF End.:D

Eddie "Hot Fingers" Van Halen.Nothing But,How Does He do It.The Love he has For Van Halen is So strong.:d

Alex "The Drum Master" Van Halen,His solo Was Cool As.Played Out Of his Socks.:D

Wolf "Fuck Off Bass" Van Halen,Thank You For being You.You ARE The Glue In Van Halen.:D

BTW...............Thanks For reading This,My English is Not the Best As Kiwi is My First Choice of Words.

BTWA.............First Kiwi Roth Army member In History To See Van Halen Live.So proud that I Could say That.

BTWAA...........My hat Goes Off To Pete's Brother And Friends for making This Kiwi's dream Come True.

Nice review! But I can't believe you have never seen VH live!! But then again I didn't see the "real" VH till 08. I am glad you finally got to see the greatness that we all love.. It looks and sounds like it was a great show from the clips I have seen.

SNIPER
06-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Opinions are like assholes. Everyone's got one. I think I'll stick with what the folks here at the Army have to say.

We all know what it is about and we get it. If I was to write a live U2 review it would not be good because I don't get it. Just one of those things.

jvmaz77
06-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Review from the Arizona Republic's Ed Masley....much more generous. He enjoyed it. The pics they took, posted here: http://www.azcentral.com/photo/Entertainment/Music/22596

http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/music/articles/20120617van-halen-concert-review-phoenix-diamond-david-lee-roth.html

David Lee Roth is a lot like Bob Dylan. Not in terms of having written "Like a Rolling Stone" - because he didn't do that. More in terms of approaching the songs his fans have come to hear him sing with no regard for the original recordings, singing what he feels like singing when he feels like singing it, changing the melody, changing the phrasing, leaving whole parts of the vocal by the wayside on a whim.

There may be notes he just can't hit at 57, which is fair enough. But there are other notes he could have hit on Saturday, June 16, as he rocked what looked to be a sold-out crowd at US Airways Center with Van Halen. In fact, on more than one occasion, he sang higher notes instead -- "My love is rotten to the core" in "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," for example. That part isn't even high. But it was Saturday (except the time he shouted "yeah" instead of singing it).

Unlike Bob Dylan, though, who seems to sing his songs the way he pleases more because he doesn't feel as though he should be made to live up to the expectations of his audience, much less his critics, Diamond Dave spent his entire time on stage entertaining the audience, with his slides and his high kicks and yoga positions, his mike-stand-twirling antics, his constantly making ridiculous faces, his comic asides and rambling monologues, his hula dancing on "Tattoo" and asking a girl in the crowd "Have you already made a sex tape with that camera?" during "Romeo Delight." It almost seemed like singing was the last thing on his mind -- his "other" job, his real job being making sure that everyone who paid to see the show was duly entertained.

And here's the thing. It worked. Even Eddie Van Halen was laughing. So was Wolfgang, Eddie's kid, who's playing bass instead of Michael Anthony.

There may have been some people there who weren't as entertained by Roth's shenanigans as myself and the Van Halen family on stage. But there sure seemed to be a lot of smiling, clapping, cheering people standing up and partying like it was 1984 for the duration of the concert. And a lot of that had everything to do with Diamond Dave.

The show opened with dive-bombing whammy bar action and squealing high notes on Eddie's guitar giving way to the opening riff of the classic "Unchained" as Roth slid and twirled his way across the stage in a black rhinestone outfit waving the towel he used to wipe away his sweat throughout the night. The interaction between the mugging front man and the lead guitarist (whose solo on "Unchained," it should be noted, was amazing) seemed unforced enough to back their story that there's been no tension on this tour. They seemed like friends.

"Unchained" was followed by the unmistakable low-end throb of "Runnin' With the Devil," Roth grabbing his crotch for comic effect and delivering one verse as spoken-word advice to Wolfgang.

And then, they dipped into "A Different Kind of Truth," Van Halen's first album with Roth on vocals since the glory days of "1984," for "She's the Woman," which found the singer doing crazed flamenco dancer moves. Before the night was through, they'd returned to the new one for "Tattoo," "China Town" and "The Trouble With Never." But they knew enough to keep the focus on the classics, including such obvious highlights as "Everybody Wants Some!!," "(Oh) Pretty Woman," "You Really Got Me," "Dance the Night Away," "And the Cradle Will Rock...," "Hot for Teacher," "Beautiful Girls" and "Panama." They also did the synthesizer-driven hits from "1984," of course, performing "I'll Wait" and the set-closing "Jump" with piped-in synth parts.

The sound in US Airways Center was pretty cacophonous, making it hard to hear the vocals in spots.

Even Eddie's guitar leads didn't cut through as well as they could have at times. But the playing was tight, with Wolfgang asserting himself on bass and vocals and Alex Van Halen playing a Latin-flavored drum solo to pre-recorded orchestration (which Roth proclaimed "the most amazing goddamned drum solo I've ever heard in my life" - or words to that effect).

And then there was Eddie. If Roth brought the smiles to the party at Saturday's show, it's still Eddie who brings the musical excitement to the table, tearing off one awe-inspiring guitar solo after another. Naming highlights would be pointless. If he played it, it was somewhere in the range between greatness and brilliance.

There are those who would go to the show specifically to see him play, and of that demographic, there are those who no doubt left the concert thinking he'd be better off touring without a front man as over-the-top as Diamond Dave. But that's what made Van Halen so much bigger than, say, Yngwie Malmsteen or Steve Vai (who briefly worked with Roth post-"1984"). You get more than guitar pyrotechnics. You get a good time guarantee.

And speaking of a good time guarantee, Kool & the Gang proved an oddly appropriate fit for the opening slot, if the reaction of the crowd was any indication. They played a nine-song set that moved from strength to strength, with their saxophone solos and thumping bass grooves, ending with a four-song power jam of "Jungle Boogie," "Ladies' Night," "Get Down On It" and "Celebration."



--Jason

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 06:58 PM
It almost seemed like singing was the last thing on his mind -- his "other" job, his real job being making sure that everyone who paid to see the show was duly entertained. And here's the thing. It worked.

Isn't that what it's all about??? I want to go and have a bitchin' time. If I wanted to hear it just like on the album, I'd pop that in and sit on my ass at home and listen to it.

EdVanZep
06-17-2012, 07:02 PM
That version of EWS was killer , very entertaining. Ed and Dave intro antics , roundhouse kick , dropped mic stand even looked cool.

jhale667
06-17-2012, 07:13 PM
Isn't that what it's all about??? I want to go and have a bitchin' time. If I wanted to hear it just like on the album, I'd pop that in and sit on my ass at home and listen to it.


Amazing how even some posters here are expecting some boring pitch-perfect album rendition of the tunes...and VH was never about that.

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Alex's solo and YRGM

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Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 07:30 PM
Pretty Woman....pretty sure he's singing this to Momshell :-)

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Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 07:41 PM
Dance The Night Away!!

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Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 07:44 PM
And the Cradle Will Rock. Fuck....every video I watch makes me want to see a show more and more...

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SNIPER
06-17-2012, 08:23 PM
And the Cradle Will Rock. Fuck....every video I watch makes me want to see a show more and more...

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Looks like a mic issue going on here.

jvmaz77
06-17-2012, 09:36 PM
I'll Wait

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I love the color of Ed's guitar

damngoodtimes
06-17-2012, 09:36 PM
I like your quote damngoodtimes :-)

which one?

jvmaz77
06-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Unchained from a different angle...audio is fairly good.

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damngoodtimes
06-17-2012, 09:44 PM
Ed Masley is my new fuckin' hero!!

Light Em' Up!
06-17-2012, 09:55 PM
which one?

The one that matches mine silly!

"Told ya I was comin' back....etc"

jhale667
06-17-2012, 10:07 PM
I'll Wait

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I love the color of Ed's guitar


Yeah, the red Stealth is cool.





:guitar:

jvmaz77
06-17-2012, 10:34 PM
And the Cradle With Rock... different angle than above. Shows that the mic slipped out of Dave's hands. But the cameraman saved the day and located and returned it in just 10 seconds. Dave give him a shout out the next verse. Happens at 39 seconds.

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ELVIS
06-17-2012, 11:12 PM
There are more screams on this show than all the others combined...

:killer:

SNIPER
06-17-2012, 11:35 PM
There are more screams on this show than all the others combined...

:killer:

I noticed that and I like it. Seems like their energy is there too. I sure hope they don't lose this momentum after the break.

jvmaz77
06-18-2012, 03:14 AM
Hot For Teacher (hoping for a better audio clip as this doesn't do the song and performance justice). From my seats, the crowd during the drum/ guitar dive bomb / crescendo at the end was louder than the band.

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DavidLeeNatra
06-18-2012, 03:27 AM
There are more screams on this show than all the others combined...

:killer:

dave is getting stronger with every show now!

sadaist
06-18-2012, 04:23 AM
Dance The Night Away!!





Thank you! ;)

(you just knew I'd be looking for this one)



*is it just me here, or does Dave sound motherfucking exceptionally great on the vocals for this?

vandeleur
06-18-2012, 04:30 AM
man this break is coming at a shitty time when dave seems to be hitting his groove

ashstralia
06-18-2012, 05:02 AM
the break will do them all a world of good, i reckon.

vandeleur
06-18-2012, 05:06 AM
the break will do them all a world of good, i reckon.

your biased cos there stopping to come and play over in oz ;)

ashstralia
06-18-2012, 05:21 AM
your biased cos there stopping to come and play over in oz ;)


damn, you got me mate!
:biggrin:

damngoodtimes
06-18-2012, 06:31 AM
The one that matches mine silly!

"Told ya I was comin' back....etc"

oh, yeah...that one :biggrin:

I had to dig back to your first post on the page to find that...

I'm sure we're not the only two with that one...

vandeleur
06-18-2012, 09:26 AM
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*is it just me here, or does Dave sound motherfucking exceptionally great on the vocals for this?

it might be the best he has sung it this tour :)

vandeleur
06-18-2012, 09:33 AM
EWS is rockin on that vid ....

Light Em' Up!
06-18-2012, 09:47 AM
Thank you! ;)

(you just knew I'd be looking for this one)



*is it just me here, or does Dave sound motherfucking exceptionally great on the vocals for this?

I knew you'd love that one Sadist! Dave sounds fucking fabulous!

Light Em' Up!
06-18-2012, 09:49 AM
Romeo Delight

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Light Em' Up!
06-18-2012, 09:54 AM
China Town

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vandeleur
06-18-2012, 10:04 AM
from the vids that is a killer show, the band are red hot and dave is great :rockon:

Never was
06-18-2012, 10:23 AM
Holy shit Dave's calves looked good, man you knew it was going to be a great show.

The lack of the constant scarf is a good sign he is feeling good. Seems to be gaining some strength. Looking forward to New Orleans

Never was
06-18-2012, 10:26 AM
The republic's review is pretty fair I think. Didn't give Dave a free pass but stated what we all know, it just fucking works.

BenJammin
06-18-2012, 11:33 AM
Well at least there's some good comeradie with Phoenix members of RA... five full pages of comments vs only barely two on the 6/14 San Diego thread.

Va Beach VH Fan
06-18-2012, 11:40 AM
http://www.examiner.com/review/concert-review-phoenix-crowd-still-hot-for-van-halen

Concert review: Phoenix crowd still hot for Van Halen

Ted Hansen
Mesa Classic Rock Music Examiner

Many fathers envision the day when their son is old enough to join them in the family business. Getting the chance to work side by side with their offspring can be a source of pride. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen must be one pretty proud papa as he got to work alongside his son, bass player Wolfgang, as Van Halen performed a well-received, two hour set, to a sold out crowd at the US Airways Center on Saturday night, June 16, 2012. Throw in Wolfgang’s uncle Alex on drums and everyone’s adopted, depraved uncle David Lee Roth on vocals and it was an appropriate family gathering for a Father’s Day Eve.

The male bonding experience was evident by the bare bones stage. No ladies touch was present with a set that had two sets of 5150 amplifiers, two platforms, one for Alex’s drum kit and one where Wolfgang would find occasional solace, a pair of microphones on opposite sides of the stage for Eddie and Wolfgang when needed and a parquet dance floor placed in the middle so that Roth could soft shoe his way throughout songs.

Important to all male indoor experiences is a big screen television and the Van Halen family get together didn’t disappoint. The video screen in use this evening, located in the back part of the stage, was as David Lee Roth mentioned, the size screen you would see at a drive-in movie theater. For those in Wolfgang’s age group, that would be IMAX size. With a projection screen that size there wasn’t a bad seat in the house.

Eddie Van Halen’s bombastic opening chords to “Unchained” signaled the band’s arrival on stage and immediately the crowd was up on its feet and clapping along. The unmistakable pop of Alex’s drums accompanied by the younger Van Halen’s bass playing complemented Eddie nicely, invoking thoughts of a Van Halen of thirty plus years ago.

With Wolfgang’s opening bass to “Runnin’ With the Devil,” along with his high octave, on pitch harmonies throughout the night, Wolfgang proved to be a solid addition to the band. Instrumentally, Van Halen hasn’t sounded this good live in many, many years.

But after the show, I heard many audience members mutter, and I’m paraphrasing here, why did Van Halen pick David Lee Roth to replace David Lee Roth? Yes, Diamond Dave still has that million dollar carnival barker’s smile and charm that would make you end up buying him a car even if he was the car salesman. He shuffled and danced on his parquet floor and could even deliver on occasion his patented high leg kick. As an entertainer, age may have caused Roth to have lost a step, but he’s only replaced it with new steps. Watch him twirl a mike stand or two and he reminds you of a marching band leader gone wild. He still is captivating as a front man.

No, it wasn’t his antics or now, at age fifty seven, his somewhat creepy sounding flirting with the audience females (he is after all, our accepted depraved uncle) that bothered some. It was his vocals. Although no one else should be singing “Everybody Wants Some,” “Hot for Teacher,” or the Van Halen version of “Pretty Woman,” (which was Dave’s best song of the night), there were missed verses, high notes never reached and off meter timing. During “You Really Got Me,” he watched up close as Eddie and Wolfgang nailed the backing harmonies and declined to join in. To some, it was just Dave being Dave. To others, they expected more.

Perhaps this is why, despite the fact that ninety percent of the audience, from the front row to the rafters, remained standing throughout the entire show, yet seldom shot pumped fists into the air or feverishly clapped along to every song. To them, there was plenty to embrace about Van Halen but something was missing as well.

The evening’s set list was expectedly comprised of some new material off of their latest CD “A Different Kind of Truth,” and a healthy dose of old Van Halen. Even with a new song such as “Tattoo,” Eddie Van Halen showed why he is a guitar god with his effortless, yet impressive solos. With the enormous video screen behind the stage providing close ups of Eddie’s fingers during his seven minute guitar solo towards the end of the show, one couldn’t help but be in awe as to his creativity.

Roth provided the other band members a break when he took to the stage alone, first explaining, via video behind him, of his herding dog life and then breaking into “Ice Cream Man.” Well rested, the Van Halens joined in for the frenzied end to the song and continued on the same pace with “Panama.”

Without need to leave the stage only to return for one last expected encore, Van Halen remained and finished up with a rousing version of “Jump.” Confetti blew into the air and then rained down onto the crowd and just like any good get together, it was time for somebody else to clean up the mess made by the Van Halen clan. But they’re all invited back next year, even Uncle Dave.

Set List: Unchained | Runnin’ With The Devil | She’s The Woman | Romeo Delight | Tattoo | Everybody Wants Some | Somebody Get Me A Doctor | China Town | Hear About It Later | Oh, Pretty Woman | Alex Van Halen Drum Solo | You Really Got Me | The Trouble With Never | Dance The Night Away | I’ll Wait | And The Cradle Will Rock | Hot For Teacher | Women In Love | Beautiful Girls | Ice Cream Man | Panama | Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solo | Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love | Jump

Momshell
06-18-2012, 05:31 PM
Pretty Woman....pretty sure he's singing this to Momshell :-)



Thanks sister!! Don't I wish! :)

78/84 guy
06-18-2012, 06:42 PM
There are more screams on this show than all the others combined...

:killer:

Funny I didn't see your post until I scrolled down but was thinking the same thing . Dave was in rare form (at least for this tour on E.B.W.S.) I think his voice might not be back all the way yet, but the Roth we all love is !! Think you might be in for a great show Elvis. Saw them a month ago. Dave was good & the band was scary good !

Carloscda
06-18-2012, 07:00 PM
EWS and SGMAD

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Nice unpredicted simultaneous spins @9:07 by Dave & ED during SGMD, ended right on beat...

IceCreamBlondie
06-18-2012, 11:54 PM
This thread made my day!

Dan, I'm SO GLAD your wish came true!!! (nevermind the pants!) :clap:

Kudos to Pete's Brother & all for making it happen! :cheer:

Awesome reviews, awesome clips....great great great!!!

jvmaz77
06-18-2012, 11:56 PM
Holy shit Dave's calves looked good, man you knew it was going to be a great show.

The lack of the constant scarf is a good sign he is feeling good. Seems to be gaining some strength. Looking forward to New Orleans

Despite the dust storm, it was still 100+ for the high, and the arena was fucking warm inside. No scarf needed for Dave.

Dan
06-19-2012, 12:26 AM
Despite the dust storm, it was still 100+ for the high, and the arena was fucking warm inside. No scarf needed for Dave.

Holy Shit it was Hot.:D

jvmaz77
06-20-2012, 06:05 PM
Some new vids I just found from Phoenix...pretty close angles with main focus on Al and Eddie, and good sound. HD available.

And the Cradle Will Rock!! (just realized Dave sings a line from 'Smoke on the Water' the end.
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You Really Got Me and Trouble With Never
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China Town
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Unchained
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Hear About it Later (amazing to hear this live)
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Crank it up! Jason

DavidLeeNatra
06-20-2012, 06:18 PM
what the hell does ed's gesture mean at 3:00 in You really got me???

jhale667
06-21-2012, 05:23 PM
Just got off the phone with my 80s drummer's kid (now teching for Tesla), who went to this show since he was in town and had the night off...he was raving about how good they were ("It was amazing. The band was killer, and Dave was on point. SO glad I went!" ). Good to see the next generation's gonna have some rabid VH fans! :baaa:



:guitar:

Angel
06-22-2012, 01:40 AM
Just got off the phone with my 80s drummer's kid (now teching for Tesla), who went to this show since he was in town and had the night off...he was raving about how good they were ("It was amazing. The band was killer, and Dave was on point. SO glad I went!" ). Good to see the next generation's gonna have some rabid VH fans! :baaa:



:guitar:

I was checking out tweets today. Lots of young ones raving about last nights gig. Makes me feel old though. :(

PETE'S BROTHER
06-25-2012, 07:01 PM
dan left. i'm sad :(

Angel
06-26-2012, 02:43 AM
dan left. i'm sad :(

Pants off? :D

gbranton
06-26-2012, 02:51 AM
Just got off the phone with my 80s drummer's kid (now teching for Tesla)

I absofuckingfuckingfuckinglutely love that band!!! They are coming to Biloxi in July and I've got tickets. Right now they are doing a cool thing where you can go online and reserve (pay for) a fully mixed and mastered on the fly copy of that night's show and pick it up after the show.