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Va Beach VH Fan
01-05-2012, 11:29 PM
Welcome to the Official 4/1 Rosemont Meetup/Review thread. This thread is to discuss anything leading up to the show, as well as all reviews.

Let's hear it !!

hambon4lif
01-06-2012, 02:48 PM
I want to go to both Chicago and Rosemont, but my finances dictate that I chose one, so I'll be at this one.

Rosemont is only a few miles away, and a wayyyyy better venue. I caught them here the day after my birthday last time around, and you can see from the YouTube clips, they laid down a shit-hot performance.

If anyone else is catching this one, hit me up and we'll set this motherfucker off.

chi-town324
01-06-2012, 07:43 PM
sunday nights blow as far as concert nights..i might make ir..going to the UC show for sure

Whorehey
01-06-2012, 07:50 PM
sunday nights blow as far as concert nights..i might make ir..going to the UC show for sure

First thing Wednesday morning I'm putting in a vaca slip for Monday 4/2. They don't like it I'll take my talents elsewhere.

chi-town324
01-06-2012, 10:00 PM
sounds good

mug
01-06-2012, 10:06 PM
which show you hitting Rob? uc

chi-town324
01-07-2012, 01:32 PM
yea the UC if i can get some tix reasonable...even upper deck nose bleeds are going for $115...anything decent in the 100 level is about $200 each or more...bullshit

TJMKID
01-14-2012, 02:16 AM
What's the parking situation like at Rosemont ??

I dont like having to walk too far or pay $20 for parking at some of these venues. Anyone give me some info?

Dan
01-14-2012, 03:00 AM
What's the parking situation like at Rosemont ??

I dont like having to walk too far or pay $20 for parking at some of these venues. Anyone give me some info?

Try This.www.allstatearena.com

chi-town324
01-14-2012, 12:50 PM
got section 111...(2) tix 333.00...wow

chi-town324
01-14-2012, 01:11 PM
cmon people who else is going?

Dan
01-14-2012, 09:44 PM
cmon people who else is going?

Just Got The Phone From Juice,He Is Going To The First Show.Mug And Rob You Might Want To Get intouch With Juice For A meet-Up.:D

chi-town324
01-15-2012, 07:30 AM
ok Dan thx

chi-town324
02-24-2012, 07:27 PM
part 2 coming soon!

TJ71
02-25-2012, 11:25 AM
I will be at this show and taking my 15 yr old son for our first concert. I can't wait!!!

chi-town324
02-25-2012, 03:19 PM
I will be at this show and taking my 15 yr old son for our first concert. I can't wait!!!

cool ill be there as well!

twonabomber
02-26-2012, 10:12 AM
isn't there a Sheraton or something across from the arena? back in the mid-90's the place i worked at had a machine built over there on Mannheim Rd, and we stayed right by the arena. i remember driving by it and thinking how many times i'd seen "Rosemont Horizon" on the old concert dates rundown on MTV. not far from O'Hare, too.

mug
02-26-2012, 07:27 PM
yes, also a meet up bar attached.

chi-town324
02-27-2012, 06:20 PM
cant wait

mug
03-01-2012, 12:19 AM
I hope they play fools for this show. It is april 1.

chi-town324
03-01-2012, 07:19 PM
mug...part 2...lets get Juice !!!

mug
03-01-2012, 10:48 PM
What's your story on this? Juice fuck yeah the full bug omg unchained opening omg!!!

gene
03-10-2012, 12:33 AM
Shoeless Joe's and I need a good seat at a good price.Park there and walk over to the show
but get there early!

chi-town324
03-11-2012, 02:25 PM
3 weeks !

mug
03-12-2012, 09:53 PM
3 weeks !No on juice.

guitard
03-18-2012, 07:42 AM
I was looking at Section 1 at the Rosemont show. TicketBastard shows the rows go all the way across the floor with no breaks and there are 50 seats in a row. Does this mean if you are in seat 25 – you have to climb over 25 people (either direction you go) to get a beer/take a piss?

I see at other venues, there are aisle ways that go right up to the front of the stage – that effectively breaks the front row section into three smaller sections. However, according to TicketBastard’s website – that doesn't appear to be the case at the Chicago Rosemont show.

High Life Man
03-30-2012, 07:42 PM
Tickets Stubhubed. Section 2 - floor.

I'll be wearing my Army shirt.

golitely
03-31-2012, 09:35 AM
Just tore this out of the latest Chicago weekend events section of the Onion:
Van Halen
It seems like Eddie Van Halen just can't get along with everyone in his band at the same time. His long-discussed reunion with original singer David Lee Roth took years and a couple of highly publicized false starts to actually come together, but in the meantime, Eddie forced out founding bassist Michael Anthony in favor of his son, Wolfgang. The band's new recorded, A Different Kind of Truth, might feature an abysmal lead single, "Tattoo", but it's surprisingly solid. New material or not though, the return of Diamond Dave is worth flicking your lighter on from the cheap seats, so strap in and prepare to hear "Panama" the way God intended it to be heard, except for the bass and backing vocals.

ELVIS
03-31-2012, 09:50 AM
That sucked...

TJMKID
03-31-2012, 05:54 PM
It seems like Eddie Van Halen just can't get along with everyone in his band at the same time. New material or not though, the return of Diamond Dave is worth flicking your lighter on from the cheap seats, so strap in and prepare to hear "Panama" the way God intended it to be heard, except for the bass and backing vocals.


Why do so many douchey cunts write for newspapers and websites these days?

Please tell your kids to grow up smart and become doctors and engineers and scientists --- we already have enough "liberal arts" wanks writing useless garbage on the Interwebs.

:doh:

NIN1211
04-01-2012, 07:26 AM
Shoeless Joe's and I need a good seat at a good price.Park there and walk over to the show
but get there early!

Go to StubHub...got 164.00 seats for 49.50...sec 116. Instant download. Is Shoeless Joes on Mannheim?

gene
04-01-2012, 12:26 PM
Yes, Shoeless Joe on Mannheim. Got a ticket off ticket master row 1 sec 1 seat 15 for $164,but it's the front row is what I told my wife. Can not wait!!:clap:

NIN1211
04-01-2012, 12:45 PM
Yes, Shoeless Joe on Mannheim. Got a ticket off ticket master row 1 sec 1 seat 15 for $164,but it's the front row is what I told my wife. Can not wait!!:clap:
Cool my wife and I will be there...is that walking distance? Where can we park outside of Allstate...thanks!

Dan
04-01-2012, 02:56 PM
Have Fun Kids.:D

VAiN
04-01-2012, 02:58 PM
Great way to wrap the weekend and roll into Monday with a VH sized hangover!

1980Invasion
04-01-2012, 03:50 PM
Got a pair of tickets for sale. Section 109, row D. Shoot me a text if you're interested (765)438-9822

gene
04-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Yes you can wak to Rosemont,just park at Shoeless Joes,little far but not bad.:yo:

Momshell
04-01-2012, 06:18 PM
Have fun everyone!!

hambon4lif
04-01-2012, 06:31 PM
Ham & The Gang is about to hit the 90 out of Rockford....here we go!:rockon:

ARE YOU READY TO GET DOWN?....

VanHalener
04-01-2012, 06:44 PM
Just tore this out of the latest Chicago weekend events section of the Onion:
Van Halen
It seems like Eddie Van Halen just can't get along with everyone in his band at the same time. His long-discussed reunion with original singer David Lee Roth took years and a couple of highly publicized false starts to actually come together, but in the meantime, Eddie forced out founding bassist Michael Anthony in favor of his son, Wolfgang. The band's new recorded, A Different Kind of Truth, might feature an abysmal lead single, "Tattoo", but it's surprisingly solid. New material or not though, the return of Diamond Dave is worth flicking your lighter on from the cheap seats, so strap in and prepare to hear "Panama" the way God intended it to be heard, except for the bass and backing vocals.


To the cock gobbler who wrote that...

Eat shit, douchebag!

I saw a fantastic show put on by Van Halen, so you can just take a knee and kiss my ass!

SWEETWILLIAM
04-01-2012, 08:02 PM
We are getting set to leave now, I cat wait any longer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Section 210 Row H .................... YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Momshell
04-01-2012, 09:01 PM
Anybody out there?! I can't do another twitter night, especially on a Sunday. Going to sleep now! Of course, I'll probably kick myself in the AM when I find out they played Sinner's Swing!

SNIPER
04-01-2012, 09:02 PM
I don't have an account or I would.

Momshell
04-01-2012, 09:08 PM
No worries....being the addict I am, I checked twitter before going to bed.....not a thing (or I guess I should say....not a tweet!). See ya in the AM!

Sweet Irony
04-01-2012, 09:43 PM
You guys meeting up?? Anybody out there?! HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!!

ALMOSTsaved
04-01-2012, 09:50 PM
Frasier in the house...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>For the record, we have better seats than Kelsey Grammer <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Hilsberg (@andrewhils) <a href="https://twitter.com/andrewhils/status/186631000158248960" data-datetime="2012-04-02T01:47:52+00:00">April 2, 2012</a></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

ALMOSTsaved
04-01-2012, 09:54 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Getting my rock on with <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; Katherine Bonfante (@kbonfante) <a href="https://twitter.com/kbonfante/status/186631811554750464" data-datetime="2012-04-02T01:51:05+00:00">April 2, 2012</a></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

ALMOSTsaved
04-01-2012, 10:04 PM
Well Rosemont obviously sucks by way of Tweets.

Light Em' Up!
04-01-2012, 10:10 PM
Well Rosemont obviously sucks by way of Tweets.

Good grief!!! Would someone post something already?!?!? I just want to see that post that says they broke out LUTS!!!

ALMOSTsaved
04-01-2012, 10:12 PM
The most dead I've ever seen on this tour. What time zone is Rosemont in? I'm central so it's 9:12 here.......

RedEye
04-01-2012, 10:14 PM
Well there is THIS tool that tweeted... not from the show but nobody needs him anywhere near a show....
@dtbiz66: @VanHalen I am looking forward too your summer tour, the only thing that could make it better would be sammy on vox.

Light Em' Up!
04-01-2012, 10:14 PM
The most dead I've ever seen on this tour. What time zone is Rosemont in? I'm central so it's 9:12 here.......

IDK, but it's 8:12 here....there's nothing anywhere....Looks like it's Eastern Time...in Illinois.

Light Em' Up!
04-01-2012, 10:15 PM
Well there is THIS tool that tweeted... not from the show but nobody needs him anywhere near a show....
@dtbiz66: @VanHalen I am looking forward too your summer tour, the only thing that could make it better would be sammy on vox.

That guys needs to blow it out his ass! BLUGH!

ALMOSTsaved
04-01-2012, 10:17 PM
Well there is THIS tool that tweeted... not from the show but nobody needs him anywhere near a show....
@dtbiz66: @VanHalen I am looking forward too your summer tour, the only thing that could make it better would be sammy on vox.

Typical shithead tweeting that. But be careful. Folks hate if you post the negative tweets.

Loons The Great
04-01-2012, 10:17 PM
It is so quiet in here,,,yous could hear a rat piss on cotton! Where you at sweet home Chicago?!!!!!


Sent from my SGH-T959V using Tapatalk

RedEye
04-01-2012, 10:18 PM
@EddieH63: VanHalen is rockin my face off http://t.co/Qdi5wBZs

SNIPER
04-01-2012, 10:26 PM
If you farted in this thread right now would it make a sound? :biggrin:

ALMOSTsaved
04-01-2012, 10:28 PM
Worst tour thread ever...wow.

DLR Bridge
04-01-2012, 10:31 PM
If you farted in this thread right now would it make a sound? :biggrin:

PFFfffffFFfffFffffffffFFFFTTTTT!!!! Bass Ale fart.

TJMKID
04-01-2012, 10:33 PM
Worst tour thread ever...wow.


Fuckin' lame in here tonight ---- but Rosemont is Central time so it's only half hour into the show ---- but not even one Tweet?

Light Em' Up!
04-01-2012, 10:40 PM
From Van Halen ADKOT World Wide on FB:


1. Unchained
2. Runnin' With The Devil
... 3. She's The Woman
4. The Full Bug
5. Tattoo
6. Everybody Wants Some!!
7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
8. Chinatown

Light Em' Up!
04-01-2012, 11:05 PM
VH Links said that Dave went on another blower rant. Probably not a shocker, right?

ELVIS
04-01-2012, 11:33 PM
VH Links said that Dave went on another blower rant. Probably not a shocker, right?

Because it's bullshit shtick ??

ELVIS
04-01-2012, 11:37 PM
I'm thinking they should put the tour on hold until Dave gets his voice in shape...

He pretty much sucks at this point and the ticket prices are in the stratosphere...

Prediction:

Van Halen as we know it is done after this tour...


:elvis:

So this is love
04-01-2012, 11:43 PM
Just came back from my hockey game and I find out there is a VH show in Rosemont and only two fucking pages whats going on???? Did they cancel the show or what?

SNIPER
04-01-2012, 11:49 PM
I'm thinking they should put the tour on hold until Dave gets his voice in shape...

He pretty much sucks at this point and the ticket prices are in the stratosphere...

Prediction:

Van Halen as we know it is done after this tour...


:elvis:





Oh brother, Dave has his shtick and you have yours. :doh:

SNIPER
04-01-2012, 11:52 PM
:shiznit:

So this is love
04-01-2012, 11:55 PM
I'm thinking they should put the tour on hold until Dave gets his voice in shape...

He pretty much sucks at this point and the ticket prices are in the stratosphere...

Prediction:

Van Halen as we know it is done after this tour...


:elvis:

Eddie will play until he dies so I'm not too worried about CVH...Dave will be Dave until he dies...will hear about them again.

TJMKID
04-02-2012, 12:13 AM
Prediction:

Van Halen as we know it is done after this tour...


If that happens ---- so be it.

Dave and Eddie went out on top ---- killer album, kick ass tour, and Wolf Man proved he belongs in the band.

I just hope VH can do shows in Europe, Australia, and Japan before they hang it up ---- those places deserve the real Van Halen one last time.

Light Em' Up!
04-02-2012, 12:15 AM
Gosh, no one is saying anything anywhere. I did find this on the vhlinks page...looks like no LUTS for this girl quite yet :-(


Set List (Complete):

1. Unchained
2. Runnin' With The Devil
3. She's The Woman
4. The Full Bug
5. Tattoo
6. Everybody Wants Some!!
7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
8. China Town
9. Jamie's Cryin'
10. (Oh!) Pretty Woman
11. Alex's Drum Solo
12. You Really Got Me
13. The Trouble With Never
14. Dance The Night Away
15. I'll Wait
16. Hot For Teacher
17. Women In Love
18. Outta Love Again
19. Beautiful Girls
20. Ice Cream Man
21. Panama
22. Eddie's Guitar Solo
23. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
24. Jump
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Dan
04-02-2012, 12:52 AM
Where The Fuck Is MUG?

High Life Man
04-02-2012, 01:20 AM
Back at the hotel. Gotta early meeting, so i'll be brief.

Packed house. I picked up two tickets yesterday about 50 yards off stage right. $165 tickets face...for only $80. Thank you stubhub.

Show was good...Allstate looked pretty full. Band sounded good...Dave did do the blower bit. He sounded like shit on a couple of songs, most notably Chinatown.

Either Eddie became an Academy Award winning actor or he's having a lot of fun on this tour. A lot of smiling and laughing.

Love the simpler stage setup. The big screen was sweet.

Glad I went. Bought a shirt and a can coozy for opening day this week. Sucks it was on a Sunday and that I'm here for work tomorrow. One beer isn't enough at a VH concert.

BTW - got a lot of complements on the Roth n Roll on my shirt.

One last thing - will people STOP recording every god damn thing at a concert. You're never going to go back and watch a shitty video taken from your phone/camera. Enjoy the damn moment.

golitely
04-02-2012, 02:04 AM
Just got back from the show. Make by brother where a Roth Army shirt. I went with an EEAS tour shirt I've been saving for this day to show my solidarity with DLR and got stopped by three people asking about it. My bro took a cigarette break after Kool and was there with 2 shits with box seats who were talking about how DLR sucked and they need Sammy back. Then I got on my bro about not taking those two down. Anyway, bro who is only a casual VH fan said his impression of the show is that Dave and Ed seemed very happy and enjoying one another, particularly during the scatting. I haven't memorized the set lists posted from previous shows so I can't say how they differed. Still would have liked Stay Frosty and B&F, but maybe next tour...Some people in front of me got up to get a beer during Chinatown and came back 4 songs later. Sorry for $160 or whatever a ticket, fuck the beer and stay put. Got to agree, tired of all the cell phones taking pix and blocking the view. Liked the simple stage and that fact the band walked out without an announcement or fanfare. Noticed the crowd got a little less enthusiastic during the new songs. Bro said he noticed DLR's timing often off, but who really cares. And Wolfie's backing vocals quit clear. Bro commented he thought we was a good bassplayer.

TJ71
04-02-2012, 02:16 AM
WOW what a show Van Halen put on tonight!!!! Playing Women In Love The Full Bug and Outta Love wow I was in heaven.It wasn't perfect but I had a great time and so did my son thats all that matters.

Dan
04-02-2012, 04:14 AM
Van Halen - Unchained - Rosemont, IL - 4/1/2012


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfw1Sne7G5c

Dan
04-02-2012, 04:16 AM
Van Halen - Tattoo - Rosemont, IL - 4/1/2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e__v3pMV4Y&feature=relmfu

Momshell
04-02-2012, 05:20 AM
Chinatown
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Even I gotta agree - Dave's not sounding good on this one at all.

Carmine
04-02-2012, 05:58 AM
Even I've gotta say it:

Chinatown has got to go from the set...

I suggest Honeybabysweetiedoll...the lower voice songs have always been your best sound anyway, Dave!

vandeleur
04-02-2012, 06:06 AM
He was definatley struggling On it

chi-town324
04-02-2012, 06:23 AM
wasnt able to do a meetup because im off to work now...but the show as 10 times better than the united center show...Dave was in top form last night, as was the rest of the band... the show kicked ass...yes he did the blower bit again!..more later

atomicpnk47
04-02-2012, 06:28 AM
It's getting painful to watch these clips but still digging them....

fwacf
04-02-2012, 07:18 AM
I AGREE!
I think they should put in LIGHT UP THE SKY!
Even I've gotta say it:

Chinatown has got to go from the set...

I suggest Honeybabysweetiedoll...the lower voice songs have always been your best sound anyway, Dave!

perrin29
04-02-2012, 07:25 AM
Even I've gotta say it:

Chinatown has got to go from the set...

I suggest Honeybabysweetiedoll...the lower voice songs have always been your best sound anyway, Dave!

I wouldn't miss Chinatown. Musically it's pretty slammin' though. HBSD would be a good replacement. Great solo.

perrin29
04-02-2012, 07:30 AM
I'm thinking they should put the tour on hold until Dave gets his voice in shape...

He pretty much sucks at this point and the ticket prices are in the stratosphere...

Prediction:

Van Halen as we know it is done after this tour...


:elvis:

Fuck that noise. There are great nights and ok nights. Even the ok nights have moments of brilliance.

fryingdutchman
04-02-2012, 07:56 AM
Even I've gotta say it:

Chinatown has got to go from the set...

I suggest Honeybabysweetiedoll...the lower voice songs have always been your best sound anyway, Dave!

Well...I said it in other threads but I might as well say it here too. Dave sounds like he just can't keep up with China Town. There are moments when the band just gets way out in front of him and it sounds like he's struggling to keep the pace.

I'm not sure that HBSD would be the way to go either. Those are some pretty rapid fire lyrics, and I fear it might just exacerbate the problem.

Maybe give it a go...but if it doesn't work the first time around just dump it.

fryingdutchman
04-02-2012, 08:01 AM
What baffles me is how good other songs sound.

Dave pulls off "I'll Wait" pretty fucking good every time around, although his voice often cracks during the chorus when he reaches up for "I'lll Wait", and "Noooo Way..."

This whole discussion makes my stomach ache....

adena dodds
04-02-2012, 08:19 AM
I was so thrilled to hear I'll Wait. It's been one on my favorites since 10th. grade. I had to play it every morning before I went to school. I can still remember my poor dad trying to get some sleep from working all night telling me to lower the stereo in the morning. I finally had to quit jamming in the AM, I did feel sorry for him. My dad is a saint I swear! He even drove me to the show on friday, something he always did for us when we were kids. Some things never change!
What baffles me is how good other songs sound.

Dave pulls off "I'll Wait" pretty fucking good every time around, although his voice often cracks during the chorus when he reaches up for "I'lll Wait", and "Noooo Way..."

This whole discussion makes my stomach ache....

binnie
04-02-2012, 08:26 AM
The new material, in general, is not sounding all that great live. The possible exception is 'She's The Woman'.

'Chinatown' is a little too busy......

DLR Bridge
04-02-2012, 08:32 AM
Comparatively speaking, I think Dave is going through what Mickey Mantle went through in '68. Shots that would almost clear the park began falling shy of the warning track. I think Dave probably has a good ten more years of recording some great music, but I think the sun is setting a bit on his live gig. I hope the band sees the actual world on this tour because their work pace dictates the next tour would be somewhere around 2016.

TJMKID
04-02-2012, 09:09 AM
The new material, in general, is not sounding all that great live. The possible exception is 'She's The Woman'.

'Chinatown' is a little too busy......


STW does sound good live --- consistently good --- so they need to keep it.

I agree that "Chinatown" needs to go. Dave is struggling too much with it.

I would love to see them bring out "Big River".

Vinnie Velvet
04-02-2012, 09:18 AM
The new material, in general, is not sounding all that great live. The possible exception is 'She's The Woman'.

'Chinatown' is a little too busy......

I think they should do Bullethead and also Beats Workin.

SNIPER
04-02-2012, 09:34 AM
Beats Workin, although a great song would not be a good choice for the live set at the moment. This ones got some of the highest vocal work on the album all through the verses. If everybody wants him to stay in a low register this one is out.

DLR Bridge
04-02-2012, 09:36 AM
I think they should do Bullethead and also Beats Workin.

Bullethead, yes. Beats Workin is supremely out of his range right about now. I think for fun, they should work in She's My Machine. I know, never happen, but would work and kick ass at the same time.

ZahZoo
04-02-2012, 10:36 AM
I'm thinking they should put the tour on hold until Dave gets his voice in shape...

He pretty much sucks at this point and the ticket prices are in the stratosphere...

Prediction:

Van Halen as we know it is done after this tour...


:elvis:

They have a 9 day break starting today... should give Dave a break to rest the pipes.

Musically China Town is great... but it's a tough one vocally due to the higher register and pace. I'd rather they played Stay Frosty instead...

Hoping our friend at DDE uses this break to send a few more exclusives our way... it would be cool to see a bit of the behind the scenes on the tour like pre-show at MSG or the band just clowning around between gigs.

guwapo_rocker
04-02-2012, 10:40 AM
I'm hoping they announce additional dates.

NIN1211
04-02-2012, 10:49 AM
Oh brother, Dave has his shtick and you have yours. :doh:

I was there last night....the place was jam packed, not 1 empty seat. Everyone was on their feet the whole show. I was surrounded by people between ages 13-50 (many 20-somethings) and everyone other person was buying a shirt. Dave was funny, sounded fine, and was coughing his ass off the whole night. Yet, he brought the house down. If VH is done after this....they will still be going out on top. Trust me....I'm an expert!!!!

Carmine
04-02-2012, 11:13 AM
Well...I said it in other threads but I might as well say it here too. Dave sounds like he just can't keep up with China Town. There are moments when the band just gets way out in front of him and it sounds like he's struggling to keep the pace.

I'm not sure that HBSD would be the way to go either. Those are some pretty rapid fire lyrics, and I fear it might just exacerbate the problem.

Maybe give it a go...but if it doesn't work the first time around just dump it.

Agreed, Chinatown in AC was bad...rumor has it that they've sound checked HBSD...but obviously ,it's yet to make an appearance in the set list...I chose that because out of all the new songs, it has the lowest tone needed...I dunno, your point about I'll wait, Woman in Love, GGB, even Outta Love Again is right, he's nailed them...I dont get why Chinatown is coming off so bad...

TJMKID
04-02-2012, 11:17 AM
Agreed, Chinatown in AC was bad...rumor has it that they've sound checked HBSD...but obviously ,it's yet to make an appearance in the set list...I chose that because out of all the new songs, it has the lowest tone needed...I dunno, your point about I'll wait, Woman in Love, GGB, even Outta Love Again is right, he's nailed them...I dont get why Chinatown is coming off so bad...


I think "Girl Gone Bad" needs to have a permanent spot on the set list.

Not only is it a fan favorite ---- but there's relatively few lead vocals and it would give Dave a nice rest for the pipes.

perrin29
04-02-2012, 11:57 AM
They have a 9 day break starting today... should give Dave a break to rest the pipes.

Musically China Town is great... but it's a tough one vocally due to the higher register and pace. I'd rather they played Stay Frosty instead...

Hoping our friend at DDE uses this break to send a few more exclusives our way... it would be cool to see a bit of the behind the scenes on the tour like pre-show at MSG or the band just clowning around between gigs.

Agreed. Their tour schedule is pretty jammed. And if I'm correct there hasn't any big gaps between gigs so far. I got faith.

gene
04-02-2012, 01:24 PM
Went to the show last night sat in the front row Sec 1 row 1 seat 15 and Edward Van Halen was right above me and David Lee Roth to the left of me. 9th time that I've seen CVH and it was the GREATEST TIME OF MY LIFE!!!!!Last nights show made up for all those times getting bad seat to see Van Halen from1980 to now. As for me go, to a show and experience it for yourself,the videos do not show what you feel.Last night was a life changing experience for me and I've saw them frist in 1980. So just shut the F@#K up and go see a show.It may be the last time you see CVH in your life time!!!!! THAT IS WHY A PAID UP THE ASS FROM TICKETBASTERS TO GO... IT MAY BE THE LAST TIME!!!!!!!:lala:

guwapo_rocker
04-02-2012, 01:54 PM
Last night was a life changing experience for me So just shut the F@#K up

Please explain how last night changed your life. Did you lose your virginity?

Mr Walker
04-02-2012, 02:09 PM
Please explain how last night changed your life. Did you lose your virginity?

Maybe gene started thinking about how deep a rabbit hole goes?

Dan
04-02-2012, 02:40 PM
How Rude.:D

ZahZoo
04-02-2012, 02:57 PM
Sick fuckers that do those kind of things to rabbits...

chi-town324
04-02-2012, 03:53 PM
yea i agree that last nights show might have been the best van halen show i have ever seen...i have seen a Dave lineup over 10 times now dating back to 1979. Dave was candid, funny, told stories, did multiple kicks and splits on the mic stand. Hes not ready to thrown in the towel just yet. At one point he looked at the crowd...and made a mime as to a walker for old people, and then threw it in the air as to say "im not ready to be done yet motherfuckers" The band was as tight as i have ever heard ...Ed played masterful... and wolfie and Al were rock solid as usual. Dave did do the blower bit again...and he was noticeably coughing alot for the first 5-6 songs...that was around the time the blower comment came again.


He said the blower was making them sound hoarse ( he did say them and not me)...he said were not hoarse, its too fucking cold in here, turn the heat up! we been practicing this shit for 6 months!!....he did seem to sound better after that, and didnt cough as much, but was stilll doing it throughout the show....but all in all it was a great show !!! these guys are still bringing it big time....Ed smiled the whole night again...i think he might really be happy? could it be true?

SNIPER
04-02-2012, 07:47 PM
Maybe there is something with the blower thing after all. Every singer I have jammed with always bitches about running a fan in the jam room. I always just thought they were being crybaby pussies. :biggrin:

SWEETWILLIAM
04-02-2012, 09:07 PM
I went to the show last night, at times it was spot on. Eddie was sounding great, Al and Wolfie rounded out the bottom end and Dave was entertaining. The only issue I have is when Dave goes into high register mode. He has that range in short bursts, they need to drop China Town period. I think they could pull off hbsd, while the rapid fire delivery might tax Dave it doesn't climb up the range ladder to tax his pipes. I also would have liked to have heard Mean Streets over Pretty Woman. The treats for me where outta love, women in love and the full bug. Overall a very solid performance just wanted a bit more !!!!!!

SWEETWILLIAM
04-02-2012, 09:07 PM
Also the back vox were the best I have heard from them!!!!!!!!

VanHalener
04-02-2012, 09:13 PM
... I also would have liked to have heard Mean Streets over Pretty Woman....

Roger THAT!

mug
04-02-2012, 09:19 PM
Dan, I'M here. Could not attended this show . It sucks but i will catch them again. Chi town show will have to do for now.

TJMKID
04-02-2012, 10:16 PM
Maybe there is something with the blower thing after all. Every singer I have jammed with always bitches about running a fan in the jam room. I always just thought they were being crybaby pussies. :biggrin:


Well if it was Spambo McHaggis in the room ---- then yes ---- he truly is a crybaby pussy.

gene
04-02-2012, 11:45 PM
To see a band that close that you have been a fan of from 1978 to now is what was life changing. The only thing between me and guitar hero Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth was air.:hail:

Dan
04-03-2012, 12:31 AM
Dan, I'M here. Could not attended this show . It sucks but i will catch them again. Chi town show will have to do for now.

Double Damn.Juice Said He Couldnt make The Show Too.:(

Maybe A Second Leg?

fryingdutchman
04-03-2012, 05:49 AM
Maybe gene started thinking about how deep a rabbit hole goes?

Or perhaps on the way to/from the venue his car stereo "returned the favor?"

ZahZoo
04-03-2012, 09:24 AM
Maybe there is something with the blower thing after all. Every singer I have jammed with always bitches about running a fan in the jam room. I always just thought they were being crybaby pussies. :biggrin:

Well yes, majority are crybaby pussies... plus it's an ego thing. Whiny cunts just can't stand sharing a room with anything that can blow or suck the air out of a room better than they can...

All part of LSD...

DLR Bridge
04-03-2012, 10:21 AM
Hmmmm. Well I can only hope I wasn't considered "whiny cunt" material back in my small time gig days, but I will say that I would've loved an electric fan. Small clubs with small stages means if your 6 feet tall, that puts you about 2 or 3 feet from the stage lights. I remember it being so friggin hot, that my throat would feel like a cracked Arizona. The more H2O you drank, the faster you dry out. Ya couldn't win. Atleast the guy with LGD didn't have to worry about his precious amp over heating!

chi-town324
04-03-2012, 03:59 PM
i mean Dave was doing the coughing bit on the downtown session too...so who really knows....but he was having trouble in the beginning..i even told my wife before they came on if it stays this cold in here...Dave is gonna bitch and sure enough

mug
04-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Milwaukee. Dano, you can book it.

perrin29
04-04-2012, 01:29 PM
Ladies, gentlemen, Elvis..the latest blower rant from Rosemont if you haven't seen it yet. Around the one minute mark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiBzXJC5us0

ZahZoo
04-04-2012, 01:48 PM
From that clip I'd say the blower rant is just showbiz schtick... been repeated too many times.

BenJammin
04-04-2012, 02:24 PM
Comparatively speaking, I think Dave is going through what Mickey Mantle went through in '68. Shots that would almost clear the park began falling shy of the warning track. I think Dave probably has a good ten more years of recording some great music, but I think the sun is setting a bit on his live gig. I hope the band sees the actual world on this tour because their work pace dictates the next tour would be somewhere around 2016.

Not that he was rock-n-roll, but the situation with Sinatra was similar. He was still performing way past his prime and the word was not to go see him unless you just really loved Sinatra and were not expecting him to sound like he did at his peak. Plus he forgot the words a lot too !

chi-town324
04-06-2012, 02:54 PM
Dave still puts on one hellava show....i can overlook the weak vocals...cause he makes up for that with his stage presence...i just hope he doesn't damage his pipes..rock on DD

guitard
04-07-2012, 09:39 AM
Not that he was rock-n-roll, but the situation with Sinatra was similar. He was still performing way past his prime and the word was not to go see him unless you just really loved Sinatra and were not expecting him to sound like he did at his peak. Plus he forgot the words a lot too !

Ah yes ~ the pre-teleprompter days!

The Roth Era
04-08-2012, 12:43 AM
From that clip I'd say the blower rant is just showbiz schtick... been repeated too many times.

It's not schtick. It was chilly with the air circulating up front. Dave went off stage, then they turned the ventilation off and it was a noticeable difference.

golitely
04-08-2012, 03:16 AM
While there was a bit of a breeze on the floor, it would have been simple enuff for someone to check it out before the show or for DLR to go over to the side of the stage to tell them to shut it off. Instead, he makes a production of it seemingly every show so it’s got to be part of the act—that or someone really needs to be kicked off the road crew.

Sensible Shoes
04-08-2012, 10:19 AM
Is it possible that the blower issue has to be handed off to union folks, and they are just used to having it on for shows?

78/84 guy
04-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Is it possible that the blower issue has to be handed off to union folks, and they are just used to having it on for shows?

I would think the building crew is in charge of the building heat. Hey Dave tell them to shut it off before the show !! Hope the break helps his voice rest.

gene
04-09-2012, 06:37 PM
;)Hope there is no brown M&Ms by thoes blowers!:fencing:

Zing!
04-10-2012, 07:36 AM
STW does sound good live --- consistently good --- so they need to keep it.

I agree that "Chinatown" needs to go. Dave is struggling too much with it.

I would love to see them bring out "Big River".

YES! Big River should be in the set. Would love for them to add a real encore after Jump by having them come back out again for Big River.

ZahZoo
04-10-2012, 11:52 AM
Is it possible that the blower issue has to be handed off to union folks, and they are just used to having it on for shows?

Maybe for an older venue there's manual controls. Most modern arenas have automated climate control systems. There's various sensors throughout and a central control unit that balances heat/cooling to maintain a set temperature throughout the facility.

With the stage area packed with a ton of electronics and all of those heat producing lighting rigs... odds are the automated control systems are working over-time to maintain that section of the venue at it's desired temperature. Thus the dreaded, evil blowers...

For these automated systems it's not a matter of someone going and adjusting a thermostat or flipping a switch... some one has to go to the control center and override the programmed settings for that specific area. That may or may not be a quick fix if the building maintenance staff are not on-site or the guy with the password to access the main computer controls...

Now if it's blowers built into the stage setup... then it's a whole different matter and whoever is managing the road crew needs to walk bow-legged for a bit until resolved. I still say it's more schtick than anything... but who knows..?