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Va Beach VH Fan
01-05-2012, 11:32 PM
Welcome to the Official 3/21 Ottawa Meetup/Review thread. This thread is to discuss anything leading up to the show, as well as all reviews.

Let's hear it !!

m_dixon1984
01-06-2012, 11:26 AM
A hometown Van Halen show. You won't see me in the cheap seats. Anyone doing the MTL-TOR-OTT 3 show tour should get in touch.

CharleeO
01-06-2012, 05:09 PM
Man, I was excited in 2007 when i did Toronto, but think I"m over the top for this one!
Just bought my plan tix for Ottawa, booked the hotel...now all i need is to get VH tx!!!
Will be there, no matter what it takes to get in!

Air Canada was fantastic rate today...Only 475 for two from the Maritimes.

m_dixon1984
01-10-2012, 12:18 PM
Just bought my VIP tickets. Canadian folks should go to VIP Nation now. No American Express pre-orders for us...straight to the front of the line.

CharleeO
01-10-2012, 07:14 PM
Front of the Line Worked for me this morning...19th row on the floor for $160 a ticket!
Nice!

Mr. Vengeance
01-14-2012, 01:37 PM
Got myself 2 tix this morning. Had to go upper level, but I've seen shows many times at the "Bank" and there's no bad seats. Se ya there muthafauckas!!!!!!

clownsauce
03-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Last week I found out work was sending me to Ottawa Tuesday-Friday this week. Yesterday I finally made the connection that Holy Fuck, there's a show in Ottawa Wednesday night. Got a surprisingly good seat (Row 3 of section C on the floor) this morning. I'm pretty pumped; I'm otherwise not in a position to travel and was expecting to have to live this tour vicariously through everyone else.

I'll be coming from downtown (Cooper/Elgin) and don't have a rental car. Any Ottawans got any suggestions other than the public transit (Connexion 400-series, I think they call it)? I'm not really up for any $50 cab rides...

Bring on the MIGHTY Van Halen, Motherfuckers.

moose
03-18-2012, 08:05 PM
U r gonna have a blast that night
The band is on fuckin fire!!!
Enjoy the show and take plenty of pics and vids

Nigel
03-19-2012, 02:46 PM
Just saw them in Toronto last Saturday night. They are more like a "band" now.

That 2 hours goes by so fast, but each member is "killing it".

Roth, the Toastmaster General will make the 2 hours seem like 20 minutes.

Hang on, folks, here we go!!

God Bless all that are going.

Nigel

twonabomber
03-19-2012, 05:24 PM
what does God have to do with it? this ain't a fuckin' Stryper show!

Nigel
03-20-2012, 11:14 AM
what does God have to do with it? this ain't a fuckin' Stryper show!

Sometimes you say the most asshole-ish stuff. Some of us just use that expression to be courteous.

Who the fuck is Stryper?

Jagermeister
03-20-2012, 11:22 AM
:biggrin:

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moose
03-20-2012, 04:02 PM
what does God have to do with it? this ain't a fuckin' Stryper show!

Be nice.....
God is watching and it is because of his supreme power that we have
Van Halen
Now go to church and confess all your sins.....CAPICE
:-)

twonabomber
03-20-2012, 04:11 PM
Sometimes you say the most asshole-ish stuff.

just sometimes? i gotta work on that. i strive for "most of the time."





Now go to church and confess all your sins.....CAPICE
:-)

i left that cult long ago and never looked back.

moose
03-20-2012, 04:24 PM
Oh boy oh boy
Go and say a hundred HAIL HALEN's quickly or else

Lol


i left that cult long ago and never looked back.[/QUOTE]

Mr. Vengeance
03-21-2012, 05:29 PM
Less than three hours!!! I'm heading out the door now!!! See ya there, fuckers!!!!!!!! DAVE OR THE GRAVE!

Mr. Vengeance
03-21-2012, 05:30 PM
Last week I found out work was sending me to Ottawa Tuesday-Friday this week. Yesterday I finally made the connection that Holy Fuck, there's a show in Ottawa Wednesday night. Got a surprisingly good seat (Row 3 of section C on the floor) this morning. I'm pretty pumped; I'm otherwise not in a position to travel and was expecting to have to live this tour vicariously through everyone else.

I'll be coming from downtown (Cooper/Elgin) and don't have a rental car. Any Ottawans got any suggestions other than the public transit (Connexion 400-series, I think they call it)? I'm not really up for any $50 cab rides...

Bring on the MIGHTY Van Halen, Motherfuckers.

Scotiabank Place is really out there in Kanata. Either drive or take a bus. Only two options. Cab would cost a fortune!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 06:55 PM
Have fun everyone!! Keep us posted....we'll be waiting at our computers!!!

big (-) (-)
03-21-2012, 07:01 PM
My very 1st VH show ever this evenig. Holy fuck this gonna kick some ass!!

Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 07:03 PM
My very 1st VH show ever this evenig. Holy fuck this gonna kick some ass!!

Savor it like fine wine!!!!!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 07:05 PM
My very 1st VH show ever this evenig. Holy fuck this gonna kick some ass!!

Yes it is!!! Enjoy...hope it's your first of many!!!

perrin29
03-21-2012, 07:31 PM
My very 1st VH show ever this evenig. Holy fuck this gonna kick some ass!!

Prepare yourself for a massive ear-gasm as the mighty VH does it to you in your ear drums. Have a great time.

Jagermeister
03-21-2012, 07:54 PM
My very 1st VH show ever this evenig. Holy fuck this gonna kick some ass!!

That's a funny user name. :lmao:

Have fun big tits.

Zing!
03-21-2012, 08:29 PM
Have fun you crazy Canahdians! Keep us posted, eh!

:beers8:

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:02 PM
Looks like another twitter night!
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And Alex Van Halen is pounding the drums <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182632588748398594" data-datetime="2012-03-22T00:59:36+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:02 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a>, first song Unchained. Dave is in cross-stitched leather pants, all sparkles and sequins. Bold outfit for a 56 year old man!</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182633098624774144" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:01:38+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:13 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Despite all those years apart, the band is still as tight as Dave's pants.</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182635549310464000" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:11:22+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 09:13 PM
Good one. Bet he worked on that for a long time.

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:16 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wow, <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523Ottawa">#Ottawa</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> fans are tweeting great concert photos from @<a href="https://twitter.com/scotiabankplace">scotiabankplace</a> to @<a href="https://twitter.com/ottawacitizen">ottawacitizen</a>'s live blog<a href="http://t.co/A4LFPViy" title="http://bit.ly/GKSsoj">bit.ly/GKSsoj</a></p>&mdash; Roberta Pennington (@digichick) <a href="https://twitter.com/digichick/status/182635557774573569" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:11:24+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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VanHalenI
03-21-2012, 09:18 PM
Unchained! yeaaah!! I smell a surprise song...

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:19 PM
If you click on the link at the end of the tweet above you can see some pix - not many great ones, but a cool one of Eddie. Tried to paste it here, but too complicated for my technologically deficient brain!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:20 PM
Good one. Bet he worked on that for a long time.

LOL - people are actually liking it enough to re-tweet it!

TwoFoolsAMinute
03-21-2012, 09:20 PM
Unchained! yeaaah!! I smell a surprise song...

Tell us what song you'd like them to play!!!

Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 09:22 PM
Their live page says they did "She's the Woman"

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:22 PM
Uh-Oh
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Eddie's tone is incredible, Wolfie's bkg vox sound great, Alex is smiling and DLR is having monitor problems. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> <a href="http://t.co/PMLhqMpO" title="http://img.ly/fA54">img.ly/fA54</a></p>&mdash; Colin Mills (@ColinMills) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColinMills/status/182637557106999297" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:19:21+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 09:23 PM
#vanhalen Dave just showed us a tattoo on his ass. It was a gun, I'm told, and on the big screen it was the size of a Howitzer.

VanHalenI
03-21-2012, 09:24 PM
Tell us what song you'd like them to play!!!

LOL... everybody knows.... ME WISE MAGIC. :D

Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 09:24 PM
Everybody wants some.

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:24 PM
#vanhalen Dave just showed us a tattoo on his ass. It was a gun, I'm told, and on the big screen it was the size of a Howitzer.

HaHa - was just gonna post this one - don't know what a Howitzer is, but I really hope Dave decides to keep this in the act for Saturday!! :)

Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 09:25 PM
#vanhalen #bigbeatottawa Good crowd, enthusiastic, but nowhere near a sellout

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:26 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523bigbeatottawa">#bigbeatottawa</a> Good crowd, enthusiastic, but nowhere near a sellout</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182638949569806336" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:24:53+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Liking this guy less and less!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:26 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523bigbeatottawa">#bigbeatottawa</a> Good crowd, enthusiastic, but nowhere near a sellout</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182638949569806336" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:24:53+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Liking this guy less and less!

oops - dupe - sorry!

Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 09:27 PM
LMAO - some guy tweets - "Fuck Yeah, Van halen" and within seconds the paper changed it to "F*** yeah, Van Halen". Censoring bastards!

Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 09:28 PM
You do better tweets Momshell - I'm gonna leave it to you so we don't dupe ourselves.

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:29 PM
You do better tweets Momshell - I'm gonna leave it to you so we don't dupe ourselves.

Not sure I can keep this up much longer! I gotta go to bed and rest up for Saturday!!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:30 PM
I think someone just tweeted something about Dave doing the stocking line in EWS in French, but I'm not sure. I'd love to hear that!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:31 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Now doing Somebody Get Me a Doctor. Setlist so far identical to Montreal show.</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182639851311595521" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:28:28+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:34 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Now doing Chinatown, another new one</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182640802663641088" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:32:15+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:36 PM
This guy's on fire!
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523bigbeatottawa">#bigbeatottawa</a> Dave not doing many high kicks, but who can blame him at his age, and with the price of health care these days.</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182641077654798337" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:33:20+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:37 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Now doing Hear About It Later, and if they stick to prior setlist there are two monster hits coming up - both covers. Guesses?</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182641900505935872" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:36:37+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:39 PM
And here he is, the obligatory douche....
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The unfortunate part is Van Halen is skippinga very integral and awesome part of its rock and roll legacy. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhagarrocks">#vanhagarrocks</a></p>&mdash; Tim Baines (@TimCBaines) <a href="https://twitter.com/TimCBaines/status/182642002909872128" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:37:01+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:41 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Oh, Pretty Woman, the kind I like to meet.</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182642906170007554" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:40:36+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Va Beach VH Fan
03-21-2012, 09:42 PM
Got a live blog here....

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Live+blog+Halen+Scotiabank+Place/6335918/story.html

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:43 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>High kick drinking game. Every kick. Go!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Rod Castro (@RoddyCastro75) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoddyCastro75/status/182640146745802752" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:29:38+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:45 PM
Got a live blog here....

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Live+blog+Halen+Scotiabank+Place/6335918/story.html

Nice! Now I can go to sleep!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:46 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> You Really Got Me!</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182644116113461249" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:45:25+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:49 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>There's no front man like David Lee Roth in music today. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Colin Mills (@ColinMills) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColinMills/status/182644836992692225" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:48:17+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:52 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> The Trouble With Never. And there's another huge hit coming up next, methinks, and it's my favourite VH song.</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182645604458041345" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:51:20+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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DLR Bridge
03-21-2012, 09:53 PM
This guy's on fire!
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523bigbeatottawa">#bigbeatottawa</a> Dave not doing many high kicks, but who can blame him at his age, and with the price of health care these days.</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182641077654798337" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:33:20+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Ohh so so funny!! Do NOT quit your day job Mr. Simpson.

Momshell
03-21-2012, 09:55 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Dance, dance, dance the night away. More cowbell!</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182646570020388865" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:55:10+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 09:57 PM
Ohh so so funny!! Do NOT quit your day job Mr. Simpson.

Sadly, this IS his day job.

ALMOSTsaved
03-21-2012, 09:57 PM
I hate to read that this show wasn't even close to a sellout. Some of the dildos at Metal Sludge are essentially saying the tour is selling like shit. I hope that isn't the case as I want it to do well and I'd love for the New Orleans show to be packed to the rafters.

Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 10:00 PM
Every show I went to was packed to the rafters.

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:00 PM
Pretty sure all of the shows I was at were listed as sell outs (Mohegan and both MSGs) - thought I heard a couple of others talked about as sold out too. ???

SNIPER
03-21-2012, 10:00 PM
Eh, some markets are just lame. I'm not gonna read into it too much.

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:01 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Next is I'll Wait. Dave and Eddie seem like old pals on stage, despite all those pissy years.</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182648076794724352" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:01:09+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
03-21-2012, 10:02 PM
Obviously some folks want to see the band fail and they'll say shit just to fuck with the fans. I want a highly successful tour to lead to a real future for the band.

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:03 PM
Obviously some folks want to see the band fail and they'll say shit just to fuck with the fans. I want a highly successful tour to lead to a real future for the band.

Agreed. Would like a second leg too.

ALMOSTsaved
03-21-2012, 10:03 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a>!!!!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523Ottawa">#Ottawa</a> <a href="http://t.co/M2GtRO9L" title="http://twitter.com/climbrandon/status/182637488567894016/photo/1">twitter.com/climbrandon/st…</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Clim (@climbrandon) <a href="https://twitter.com/climbrandon/status/182637488567894016" data-datetime="2012-03-22T01:19:05+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:04 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Got it bad. I'm Hot for Teacher</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182648820226723840" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:04:06+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
03-21-2012, 10:06 PM
Yeah a second leg would be great. Still plenty of places in my area other than New Orleans. Hell I'm less than 10 miles from the Biloxi, MS Coast Coliseum....another 100 miles from Pensacola.

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:07 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dave just booted a security guard off stage... For a change <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Wynn Fenwick (@wfenwick) <a href="https://twitter.com/wfenwick/status/182648749770805248" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:03:50+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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SNIPER
03-21-2012, 10:08 PM
Scotiabank Place holds 20,500. Thats a pretty big arena. ... Fuck what those fags say that want it to fail! It is not gonna happen. This IS a highly successful tour!! :finger-attitude:

Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 10:09 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dave just booted a security guard off stage... For a change <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Wynn Fenwick (@wfenwick) <a href="https://twitter.com/wfenwick/status/182648749770805248" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:03:50+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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oh my!

Light Em' Up!
03-21-2012, 10:09 PM
Agreed. Would like a second leg too.

A second leg is a MUST!!!!

SNIPER
03-21-2012, 10:10 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dave just booted a security guard off stage... For a change <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Wynn Fenwick (@wfenwick) <a href="https://twitter.com/wfenwick/status/182648749770805248" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:03:50+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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I love that kinda shit!! :happy45:

Sensible Shoes
03-21-2012, 10:11 PM
I love that kinda shit!! :happy45:
Seems like we're getting some of it at every show, too!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:12 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Face-melting guitar. Eddie is a god. Hot for Teacher = killer. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; bethany harpur (@2ndferment) <a href="https://twitter.com/2ndferment/status/182650393094918145" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:10:21+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
03-21-2012, 10:12 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Face-melting guitar. Eddie is a god. Hot for Teacher = killer. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; bethany harpur (@2ndferment) <a href="https://twitter.com/2ndferment/status/182650393094918145" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:10:21+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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SNIPER
03-21-2012, 10:12 PM
A second leg is a MUST!!!!

FUCK YES!! Bring some northwest dates!!! Seattle, Portland, Reno, Boise, Spokane, and SLC!!!!!!!

ALMOSTsaved
03-21-2012, 10:12 PM
Beat me to it! :D

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:13 PM
Like the play by play, but this guy's comments are just killing me!<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Now doing Women in Love, a sensitive Van Halen song, unlike, umm, Hot for Teacher</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182650877839015936" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:12:17+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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SNIPER
03-21-2012, 10:14 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Face-melting guitar. Eddie is a god. Hot for Teacher = killer. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; bethany harpur (@2ndferment) <a href="https://twitter.com/2ndferment/status/182650393094918145" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:10:21+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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But get it in writing!! :biggrin:

Va Beach VH Fan
03-21-2012, 10:15 PM
I hate to read that this show wasn't even close to a sellout. Some of the dildos at Metal Sludge are essentially saying the tour is selling like shit. I hope that isn't the case as I want it to do well and I'd love for the New Orleans show to be packed to the rafters.

Ottawa is kinda like the Canadian boonies, but I hear ya....

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:16 PM
Beat me to it! :D

I should let you take over.....I really have to stop this and go to sleep. Gotta be up so soon!! Can't seem to walk away!

Jagermeister
03-21-2012, 10:17 PM
I am cuing up Oldno.7. Call me when the shows over.

SNIPER
03-21-2012, 10:17 PM
But get it in writing!! :biggrin:

Sorry, Got a silly kind of buzz on. :hee:

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:17 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Girl Gone Bad, first change from the Montreal setlist</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182651945570410496" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:16:31+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:20 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Beautiful Girls! I'm a bum in the sun and I'm havin' fun - great song for Ottawa on a 27 C day in March</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182652641963282432" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:19:18+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:22 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/KenTruffen">KenTruffen</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli">JamiePistilli</a> jamies Cryin', Pretty Woman or Top of the World yet? <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a>" pretty woman only so far!</p>&mdash; Jamie Pistilli(@JamiePistilli) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli/status/182650983325765633" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:12:42+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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seriously?!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:24 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>DLR pulls the quasi splits for Beautiful Girls. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VHott">#VHott</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VanHalen">#VanHalen</a></p>&mdash; Mario Carlucci (@Luccidor) <a href="https://twitter.com/Luccidor/status/182653191056408576" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:21:28+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:25 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a> Slowing it down, Dave alone on acoustic guitar for cover of Ice Cream Man</p>&mdash; Peter Simpson (@bigbeatottawa) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigbeatottawa/status/182653609329164289" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:23:08+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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fourthcoming
03-21-2012, 10:25 PM
Did I see a tweet mentioning Top Of The World??? what a TOOL......I'm hoping for some Hang Em High in A.C this weekend!!!!

Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:28 PM
Alright guys - I'm out - see you in the am!!!

Light Em' Up!
03-21-2012, 10:29 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/KenTruffen">KenTruffen</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli">JamiePistilli</a> jamies Cryin', Pretty Woman or Top of the World yet? <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a>" pretty woman only so far!</p>&mdash; Jamie Pistilli(@JamiePistilli) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli/status/182650983325765633" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:12:42+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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seriously?!

Are you fucking kidding me?!?!? Go to the Cabo Wabo cantina dude!!! What a DB!

SNIPER
03-21-2012, 10:32 PM
HEH has only been played live ounce, no? I think it is due soon. I hope they didn't cut it. That song has an incredible live energy.

ALMOSTsaved
03-21-2012, 10:33 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Panama. I think I peed a little. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VHott">#VHott</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Mario Carlucci (@Luccidor) <a href="https://twitter.com/Luccidor/status/182655855521579010" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:32:04+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:33 PM
Shit - one more - couldn't resist!<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Panama. I think I peed a little. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VHott">#VHott</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Mario Carlucci (@Luccidor) <a href="https://twitter.com/Luccidor/status/182655855521579010" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:32:04+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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ALMOSTsaved
03-21-2012, 10:34 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Panama! Loads of air guitar going on here! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Jamie Pistilli(@JamiePistilli) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli/status/182656164645965826" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:33:17+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Momshell
03-21-2012, 10:34 PM
Shit - one more - couldn't resist!<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Panama. I think I peed a little. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VHott">#VHott</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Mario Carlucci (@Luccidor) <a href="https://twitter.com/Luccidor/status/182655855521579010" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:32:04+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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shoulda resisted - it was a dupe! It's all yours almostsaved!

SNIPER
03-21-2012, 10:34 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/KenTruffen">KenTruffen</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli">JamiePistilli</a> jamies Cryin', Pretty Woman or Top of the World yet? <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a>" pretty woman only so far!</p>&mdash; Jamie Pistilli(@JamiePistilli) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli/status/182650983325765633" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:12:42+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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seriously?!

This is the kind of dude that doesn't know his shit.

ALMOSTsaved
03-21-2012, 10:35 PM
Hey I'm pretty much out too. Weather is getting bad here so I'm going to close out. Looking forward to vids tomorrow! See y'all then.

SNIPER
03-21-2012, 10:36 PM
Shit - one more - couldn't resist!<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Panama. I think I peed a little. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523VHott">#VHott</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a></p>&mdash; Mario Carlucci (@Luccidor) <a href="https://twitter.com/Luccidor/status/182655855521579010" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:32:04+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Yeah, because Panama is one of those rare songs they never play. :hee:

fourthcoming
03-21-2012, 10:38 PM
are these old comments from the 2004 tour? wtf?

Light Em' Up!
03-21-2012, 10:38 PM
Yeah, because Panama is one of those rare songs they never play. :hee:

:lmao:

Jagermeister
03-21-2012, 10:44 PM
The only people who put ice tea in a Jack Daniels bottle is The Clash baby!

Jagermeister
03-21-2012, 11:22 PM
ok im getting drunk and into disc 2 of oldno.7. What a great band. Anyone who doesn't have this bootleg needs to shoot Walker or myslef a PM a.s.a.p.

FALCO
03-21-2012, 11:29 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/KenTruffen">KenTruffen</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli">JamiePistilli</a> jamies Cryin', Pretty Woman or Top of the World yet? <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a>" pretty woman only so far!</p>&mdash; Jamie Pistilli(@JamiePistilli) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli/status/182650983325765633" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:12:42+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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seriously?!

Every time I see a tweet or comment by one of these fucktards regarding Van Hagar I want to rip off someones eyelids...
Clueless fucks...

This is the MIGHTY Van Halen... which by default means fronted by David Lee Roth
\m/ \m/

SNIPER
03-21-2012, 11:35 PM
Every time I see a tweet or comment by one of these fucktards regarding Van Hagar I want to rip off someones eyelids...
Clueless fucks...

This is the MIGHTY Van Halen... which by default means fronted by David Lee Roth
\m/ \m/

:rockit2::jammin::rockon::rockin::killer:

Mr. Vengeance
03-22-2012, 12:37 AM
Alright fuckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm back from a kickass show at Scotiabank Place. First off, Ottawa whines and complains "No one ever plays here"...then when bands do come, they don't buy tickets. Fucking government yuppie town.

Band sounded great, and LOUD. Dave and Eddie getting along. You guys saw a bunch of the tweeted setlist. Loved them playing Women in Love! Eddie really sounded good tonight. Cathedral was spot on!!!

LONG LOVE THE MIGHTY VAN HALEN!!!!

Crowd loved Kool & the Gang too. By the end of their set, people were out of their seats, dancing.

clownsauce
03-22-2012, 12:48 AM
I gotta work in the morning so this is going to be brief. Apparently I can't read a seating chart because I didn't know how good my seat was until I walked onto the floor and the nice lady said, "3rd row from the stage". I was the last seat in the third row on Wolf's side. I didn't try to keep track of the set list or take any videos and pretty much all the photos I did try to take turned out for shit, but fuck it, I just saw a concert of a fucking lifetime and I've got a total shit-eating grin going that's not going anywhere any time soon. I'm going to bed tonight an absurdly happy man.

The tweet about it being "far from a sellout" was technically true, as there were lots of empty seats in the upper bowl and at the back of the arena. But there were plenty of people there and the crowd was indeed enthusiastic and appreciative, especially up front. I don't think anyone's going to be disappointed by ticket sales tonight.

The things that are sticking with me:

Three songs in particular Ed and Wolf went OFF at the end: Trouble With Never, Hot For Teacher, and something else (Panama, I think). Unbelievable intensity from both of them and some "proud Dad" looks across the stage from Ed afterwards.
Dave did indeed pull out the splits a couple of times during Beautiful Girls, and pulled some back bends with a mic stand during Take Your Whiskey Home. I saw more high kicks than I thought I would.
Alex's drum solo was a thing of beauty. The polyrhythms get you going off track and just as you're about to completely lose the beat he snaps you right back to it.
It's been said by others, but it bears repeating: Wolf can PLAY. And SING. And he's clearly worked on developing his tone for individual songs.
I cannot get over how effortless Ed's playing looks. Even when he's clearly exerting himself the tension never ever shows in his hands.


Wolf's girlfriend came up the aisle past me near the start of Pretty Woman and hung out stage left beyond the security barrier for a while (she went backstage with the rest of them during Alex's drum solo). I assure you I was focussed on the stage, but from the few glances I took I can say that Wolfgang Van Halen is a very lucky young man.

philouze
03-22-2012, 01:46 AM
Dave did indeed pull out the splits a couple of times during Beautiful Girls, and pulled some back bends with a mic stand during Take Your Whiskey Home.

Come the fuck again???
Take Your Whiskey Home?
I might be jerking off before I go to work...

SNIPER
03-22-2012, 01:49 AM
Very cool indeed and thank you for that. But.. Take Your Whiskey Home?

TJMKID
03-22-2012, 02:41 AM
Wolf's girlfriend came up the aisle past me near the start of Pretty Woman and hung out stage left beyond the security barrier for a while (she went backstage with the rest of them during Alex's drum solo). I assure you I was focussed on the stage, but from the few glances I took I can say that Wolfgang Van Halen is a very lucky young man.


Wolf posted her photo on Twitter a couple weeks ago backstage in Chicago ---- she's nice looking but Dave scored way hotter chicks in the 80s

sadaist
03-22-2012, 03:30 AM
Yeah, because Panama is one of those rare songs they never play. :hee:


Hey, in 2007 when they played it, it was my first time seeing Dave sing it with Eddie playing it together. I did NOT pee a little.







I peed a LOT!




....reach down, between my legs and.........wipe the pee up.





AWESOME!!!!

Carmine
03-22-2012, 04:43 AM
and pulled some back bends with a mic stand during Take Your Whiskey Home

Say Wha???

DLR Bridge
03-22-2012, 05:28 AM
We need a set list. STAT!!!

Mrkramer
03-22-2012, 05:57 AM
TAKE YOUR WHISKEY HOME ..... Oh man would fucking love to see that!! Post It please

Carmine
03-22-2012, 06:09 AM
I don't know what our friend "Clownsauce" was talking about with the Take Your Whiskey Home post but, here's the set from last night. Perhaps, Clownsauce got into the sauce? :biggrin:


Set List (Complete):

1. Unchained
2. Runnin' With The Devil
3. She's The Woman
4. Romeo Delight
5. Tattoo
6. Everybody Wants Some!!
7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
8. China Town
9. Hear About It Later
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. Girl Gone Bad
19. Beautiful Girls
20. Ice Cream Man
21. Panama
22. Eddie's Guitar Solo
23. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
24. Jump

DLR Bridge
03-22-2012, 06:38 AM
Maybe he was thinking he'd like to take Wolf's woman home and got confused. Snap out of it man!! These kind of mistakes cause heart palpatations among us mid life crisisers!!

Carmine
03-22-2012, 06:47 AM
These kind of mistakes cause heart palpatations among us mid life crisisers!!

:lmao:

clownsauce
03-22-2012, 07:14 AM
Oh man, sorry about that. Got home tired and stupid. It was Romeo Delight. Where I got TYWH I will never ever know.

Va Beach VH Fan
03-22-2012, 08:04 AM
http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/03/22/review-van-halen-can-still-keep-an-arena-full-of-people-on-their-feet-for-two-hours/

Review: Van Halen can still keep an arena full of people on their feet for two hours
Posted on Mar 22, 2012

Years ago, Van Halen famously imploded amid the usual internecine rock and roll warfare, but at Scotiabank Place Wednesday night it was soon clear that despite all those years apart, the band is still as tight as David Lee Roth’s pants.

Reunited and slightly reconfigured – bass player Michael Anthony is gone, replaced by Wolfgang, the son of guitar god Eddie Van Halen – the band tore through a 23-song set in under two hours. The fiftysomething trio of Dave, Eddie and brother Alex Van Halen, on drums, may not have the volatile energy that made them stars back in 1978, but they’ve lost nothing musically. They still pack a punch, though these days it’s thrown more by Eddie’s furious fingers, and less by Dave’s acrobatic vocals.

The two of them appeared entirely comfortable together on stage, despite the years of animosity, and that’s the way it should be, for Dave and Eddie can only fully be Dave and Eddie if they’re together, as two forces alternately attracting and repelling one another and finding creativity and energy in the tension. There’s “Diamond” Dave, the peacock lothario frontman who lets it all hang out, and then there’s Eddie, the quiet, quasi-reclusive whiz bang of a guitar player. Without both forces on stage, the band could never really be Van Halen.

Dave (only first names used here, what with all those Van Halens about) almost did let it all hang out mid-show, during the song Tattoo. He pulled down his pants — black leather, cross-stitched, tight and sparkly, a bold choice for a 56-year-old man — and showed off a tattoo on his butt. It was a gun, and on the giant, stage-wide screen behind him it looked as big as a Howitzer. Dave did more showing off later, and it revealed that he’s not still entirely the incorrigible hedonist. As he strummed the acoustic guitar notes of Ice Cream Man, he showed a video of his border collies and spoke of them lovingly as they expertly herded sheep and cattle. When the video ended he quipped, “I’m the only rock and roller who owns livestock for non-recreational purposes.”

His voice was good enough, though without its former range, and nowhere was it more clear than on Beautiful Girls. The song, from way back in the 1970s, was always a grand example of his vivacious vocal power — all yowls and yelps among the devil-may-care lyrics like “I’m a bum in the sun and I’m havin’ fun,” a line surprisingly well suited to a 27 C day in Ottawa in mid-March. Dave couldn’t hit the high notes on the chorus, so he did what any wise frontman would do: he held out the mic and let the audience sing the words.

Otherwise his voice was enough to belt out a setlist full of classic rock-radio staples, including Running With the Devil, Dance the Night Away, Hot for Teacher, Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love, and Panama. Also in were the band’s two massive-selling cover versions, of Roy Orbinson’s Oh, Pretty Woman and the Kinks’ You Really Got Me.

Curiously enough, those two covers may be the most effective examples of Eddie’s signature sound. In both cases he managed to take a song that was universally known in its original version, and make it his own merely by pumping the riffs up to about a thousand pounds pressure.

An Eddie Van Halen riff is something tremendously sharp and electric, a wild thing on a leash that only he can hold. Near the end of the show he did a six-minute guitar solo — a tired tradition, but worth seeing when it’s Eddie, especially displayed on a giant screen where you can see it up close. His fingers move so fast that they cannot be measured by science or technology. There’s more to guitar than speed, of course, but speed is something that Eddie does uniquely, and exceptionally well.

The audience lapped it up, reveling in the reliving of their youth, (judging by the average age of those in attendance, which was surely north of 40). It wasn’t a big crowd — no attendance number was released, and there were lots of empty seats — but it was enthusiastic. Everybody stood up during the first song, Unchained, and stayed on their feet for the rest of the show.

Dave played to the fans shamelessly. He was energetic and animated, and predictably full of camp — kicking the mic stand up onto his shoulder and strutting, promenading, with swagger in every step. When the show ended with (of course) their biggest hit, Jump, Dave even gave up a couple of high kicks. They weren’t as high as they once were, but it’s impressive that he can still do them at all. If any other man that age in the building had tried a kick like that, his groin would have landed in Belleville.

Mr. Vengeance
03-22-2012, 09:21 AM
One of the fun moments of the show was when Dave demanded the security guy move out of the way in the front of the stage and said something to the effect of "I don't share the spotlight with anyone." Not sure if this was spontaneous, or one of the things he does in every town?

Mr. Vengeance
03-22-2012, 09:23 AM
Oh man, sorry about that. Got home tired and stupid. It was Romeo Delight. Where I got TYWH I will never ever know.

Haha....I was wondering if we were at the same show? Would have been awesome if they did play it.

Angel
03-22-2012, 10:43 AM
I gotta work in the morning so this is going to be brief. Apparently I can't read a seating chart because I didn't know how good my seat was until I walked onto the floor and the nice lady said, "3rd row from the stage". I was the last seat in the third row on Wolf's side. I didn't try to keep track of the set list or take any videos and pretty much all the photos I did try to take turned out for shit, but fuck it, I just saw a concert of a fucking lifetime and I've got a total shit-eating grin going that's not going anywhere any time soon. I'm going to bed tonight an absurdly happy man.

The tweet about it being "far from a sellout" was technically true, as there were lots of empty seats in the upper bowl and at the back of the arena. But there were plenty of people there and the crowd was indeed enthusiastic and appreciative, especially up front. I don't think anyone's going to be disappointed by ticket sales tonight.

The things that are sticking with me:

Three songs in particular Ed and Wolf went OFF at the end: Trouble With Never, Hot For Teacher, and something else (Panama, I think). Unbelievable intensity from both of them and some "proud Dad" looks across the stage from Ed afterwards.
Dave did indeed pull out the splits a couple of times during Beautiful Girls, and pulled some back bends with a mic stand during Take Your Whiskey Home. I saw more high kicks than I thought I would.
Alex's drum solo was a thing of beauty. The polyrhythms get you going off track and just as you're about to completely lose the beat he snaps you right back to it.
It's been said by others, but it bears repeating: Wolf can PLAY. And SING. And he's clearly worked on developing his tone for individual songs.
I cannot get over how effortless Ed's playing looks. Even when he's clearly exerting himself the tension never ever shows in his hands.


Wolf's girlfriend came up the aisle past me near the start of Pretty Woman and hung out stage left beyond the security barrier for a while (she went backstage with the rest of them during Alex's drum solo). I assure you I was focussed on the stage, but from the few glances I took I can say that Wolfgang Van Halen is a very lucky young man.


I can't figure out how to get the embed code on my tablet, but the HFT video is up. OMG, Wolf and Ed made me pee a little at the end. I am so bummed I have to miss out this tour.

Va Beach VH Fan
03-22-2012, 10:52 AM
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Angel
03-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Wolf's freakin killing it man. Damn, that kid is GOOD! You can tell Dave's really getting off on the Wolf/Ed magic inATBL. We need to get the women in Wolf's life to get him out shopping though...

ThatArtGuy
03-22-2012, 11:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HPoMACIteBY

Got this from a link off of the Ottawa clip.
And this is why Dave is Dave and Sebastian just... isn't. Steve Stevens is still awesome though.

vandeleur
03-22-2012, 12:58 PM
that was up a couple of months ago ... it aint even the same sport

BenJammin
03-22-2012, 02:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HPoMACIteBY

Got this from a link off of the Ottawa clip.
And this is why Dave is Dave and Sebastian just... isn't. Steve Stevens is still awesome though.

Apparently Sebastian is a big Dave fan though. I remember when Sebastian was doing that super group reality show thing ("Supergroup" actually). He showed off some of his comic book collection and then some original artwork/drawing that he possessed, done by none other than Dave himself ! He was really proud of it.

tjvhou812
03-22-2012, 05:33 PM
good shit

sadaist
03-22-2012, 06:03 PM
I don't know what our friend "Clownsauce" was talking about with the Take Your Whiskey Home post but, here's the set from last night. Perhaps, Clownsauce got into the sauce? :biggrin:

4. Romeo Delight



TAKING WHISKEY TO THE PARTY TONIGHT!!!


if one is drunk, the concert is loud & raucous, and excitement in the air....I can see the easy mistake. No biggie.

Hardrock69
03-22-2012, 06:59 PM
the band is still as tight as David Lee Roth’s pants.


:hee:

rafa
03-22-2012, 08:39 PM
FROM THE OTTAWA CITIZEN by JEAN LEVAC

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rafa
03-22-2012, 08:50 PM
FROM EH!LIST IMAGES by MARK HORTON


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Light Em' Up!
03-22-2012, 09:02 PM
FROM EH!LIST IMAGES by MARK HORTON


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BAD ASS PHOTOS!!!! They look like they are all having such a good time!

Light Em' Up!
03-22-2012, 09:06 PM
Wolf's freakin killing it man. Damn, that kid is GOOD! You can tell Dave's really getting off on the Wolf/Ed magic inATBL. We need to get the women in Wolf's life to get him out shopping though...

Wolf is freakin' amazing! I enjoy the vibe that he and Ed bring! And, I concur about getting him out shopping...

Momshell
03-22-2012, 09:30 PM
Still waiting for the image of Dave's tattoo!!! :)

Zing!
03-22-2012, 09:35 PM
Great pics - great show! Not sure why anyone would question empty seats, though. This place seats 20,000+ and the tour probably averages between 12,000 and 15,000+ a show (that's just a guess on my part - I admit I could be way off on that). For the third Canada show in a giant arena, I think the attendance would be pretty consistent with what they're doing stateside.

Va Beach VH Fan
03-22-2012, 09:48 PM
Still waiting for the image of Dave's tattoo!!! :)

Not a close up, but he did it at about the 1:40 mark....

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guwapo_rocker
03-22-2012, 09:51 PM
That arena is miles from downtown, and on a weeknight? If I lived there I would have

road tripped to Toronto for the Saturday night show.

DLR Bridge
03-22-2012, 10:17 PM
I like Ed in all black. Maybe the red pants got mustard on the leg (deep deep joke for those who remember Ed's interviews from 30 years ago like my sorry ass.)

TJMKID
03-22-2012, 10:33 PM
Still waiting for the image of Dave's tattoo!!! :)


Word gets out that Dave flashes his bare buttocks onstage and the women go batshit crazee !!!

Momshell
03-22-2012, 10:38 PM
Word gets out that Dave flashes his bare buttocks onstage and the women go batshit crazee !!!

absolutely!!! :)

sadaist
03-22-2012, 11:40 PM
I like Ed in all black. Maybe the red pants got mustard on the leg (deep deep joke for those who remember Ed's interviews from 30 years ago like my sorry ass.)


I got $63.27 in Paypal if someone can get an unworn Dice or No Bozos shirt to toss on stage for Eddie to wear.

fryingdutchman
03-23-2012, 07:32 AM
I got $63.27 in Paypal if someone can get an unworn Dice or No Bozos shirt to toss on stage for Eddie to wear.

:lmao:

That would be excellent!!!!

Va Beach VH Fan
03-23-2012, 12:06 PM
Still waiting for the image of Dave's tattoo!!! :)

Here ya go Momshell....

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DLR Bridge
03-23-2012, 12:16 PM
That man is bat shit crazy. I mean that in a good way.

Sensible Shoes
03-23-2012, 03:20 PM
That didn't look like a gun - COME ON DAVE let's see the whole thing!!!!

sob33316
03-23-2012, 03:34 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/KenTruffen">KenTruffen</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli">JamiePistilli</a> jamies Cryin', Pretty Woman or Top of the World yet? <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523vanhalen">#vanhalen</a>" pretty woman only so far!</p>&mdash; Jamie Pistilli(@JamiePistilli) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamiePistilli/status/182650983325765633" data-datetime="2012-03-22T02:12:42+00:00">March 22, 2012</a></blockquote>
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seriously?!
Top of the World????? Wrong singer dude!:doh:

sob33316
03-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Every time I see a tweet or comment by one of these fucktards regarding Van Hagar I want to rip off someones eyelids...
Clueless fucks...

This is the MIGHTY Van Halen... which by default means fronted by David Lee Roth
\m/ \m/

For the 07 tour, myself and 2 friends are driving home and the lady says "why didn't they play any Van Hagar"? My friend and i just looked at each other and said 04 tour is what you were looking for. Dave won't sing those.

diamondsgirl
03-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Such a wonderful ass it is. Been staring at it for years!!:high5:

Dan
03-23-2012, 05:39 PM
That didn't look like a gun - COME ON DAVE let's see the whole thing!!!!

Maybe You Need To get "Red Big" Out.:D :hitch:

Dan
03-23-2012, 05:40 PM
Such a wonderful ass it is. Been staring at it for years!!:high5:

Clean-Up For DG.:D

Mr. Vengeance
03-23-2012, 06:00 PM
I have to say that I intentionally don't read reviews of shows I'm going to see to avoid spoilers, so it was so good that Dave came out with a Mic and stand. I was expecting the headset.

Momshell
03-23-2012, 08:27 PM
Here ya go Momshell....

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Thank you! Bea-u-ti-ful!! Just got a chance to check in - you made my night!! :)

Light Em' Up!
03-23-2012, 08:38 PM
Thank you! Bea-u-ti-ful!! Just got a chance to check in - you made my night!! :)

Good Golly Momshell! I'd say that's a close up for ya! ;)

Momshell
03-23-2012, 08:45 PM
Good Golly Momshell! I'd say that's a close up for ya! ;)

:) It'll hold me over 'til tomorrow night!!
Now if I can just pry myself away from the computer.....

IceCreamBlondie
03-23-2012, 09:55 PM
AWESOME!!! Dave, you made this Ice Cream Blondie's heart smile!! :jumping0011:

Special request: Please remember your hometown crowd when you get here in June and show us your special Tattoo!!!

THANKS FOR POSTING VA BEACH!!!! Kudos!!! :cheer:

ELVIS
03-24-2012, 08:26 AM
We need to get the women in Wolf's life to get him out shopping though...

You're dating yourself...

Sensible Shoes
03-24-2012, 05:52 PM
Dating yourself - isn't that called Masturbation? :biggrin:

Nitro Express
03-24-2012, 05:54 PM
Dating yourself - isn't that called Masturbation? :biggrin:

Only if you are thinking about yourself while doing it.

gbranton
03-24-2012, 06:08 PM
Dating yourself - isn't that called Masturbation? :biggrin:

Not if you buy yourself dinner beforehand.

Angel
03-24-2012, 09:50 PM
You're dating yourself...

Fine, Dave needs to take him out clothes shopping then. Or, we call Stacey London in...

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