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Va Beach VH Fan
01-05-2012, 11:38 PM
Welcome to the Official 2/20 Auburn Hills Meetup/Review thread. This thread is to discuss anything leading up to the show, as well as all reviews.

Let's hear it

kwame k
01-05-2012, 11:48 PM
I'm so there!!

I'll be the guy staggering through the parking lot with long hair and smoking my "medicine"...........can't miss me!

twonabomber
01-06-2012, 12:57 AM
i might hit this one. i can at least stagger back to Toledo and crash at my dad's after the show.

kwame k
01-06-2012, 01:19 AM
i might hit this one. i can at least stagger back to Toledo and crash at my dad's after the show.

Got a couch.....if you need it/get too drunk!

twonabomber
01-06-2012, 01:21 AM
it would be the first show of the tour for me, so i'd quit drinking early or else i'd be in and out of my seat fifty times. :D

TJMKID
01-06-2012, 01:28 AM
i might hit this one. i can at least stagger back to Toledo and crash at my dad's after the show.


When I'm in that area, I usually stay at the Motel 6 in Farmington Hills ---- only $35/night ---- sure beats trying to drive back to Toledo after a Halen show

twonabomber
01-06-2012, 01:52 AM
another option.

is the Palace near Chrysler HQ? we went to the WP Chrysler Museum in August and i forgot to ask pops if he knew where the arena was.

VH Drummer
01-06-2012, 11:06 AM
It's about five miles north up I-75.

I'm definitely going to be skipping class to come back home for this show.

VH Drummer
01-07-2012, 06:13 PM
I'm also thinking that the vacant 2/26 spot on the schedule will be used for a 2nd Detroit area date or a Cleveland show.

twonabomber
01-07-2012, 06:17 PM
2/26 doesn't work here, Monster Jam is at the Q all weekend. can't see VH playing at CSU, it's a nice room but a bit too small for a VH show.

i still think Cleveland could fit in the ten day gap in early April. would have to be the 4th or 5th, Easter is the 8th and i don't know if they'd schedule a show that day.

VOODOO_King
01-09-2012, 05:05 PM
I'll be there for sure! Second night of the tour in Auburn Hills?! Who would have thought??

kwame k
01-09-2012, 05:12 PM
Me too:beers8:

SunisinuS
01-13-2012, 04:20 PM
Hmmm....

VOODOO_King
01-13-2012, 09:46 PM
Well, I just grabbed a floor seat. They're selling them in sections G and H, yet there is no G and H on the seating chart. Nice, Ticketmaster. Really nice...

Sensible Shoes
01-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Good for you!

SunisinuS
01-13-2012, 09:56 PM
Lol I still got to see how many gift cards I have...lol....

Tis the Winter of My Discontent.

Might have to listen from the Roof!

Would love to have 4 Drummers in the House though.. A K V and Me!

And you guys will see from my pic I haven't changed a whole lot....

:bigwink:

Mikeyj122
01-18-2012, 01:01 PM
I already got my tickets

slage33
01-22-2012, 06:14 PM
I will be there, second row center. I am fired up!!!

VOODOO_King
01-27-2012, 08:37 AM
I have a couple extra seats if anyone needs a ticket. One is in the back on the floor.
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u481/scottyg5150/originalseat.jpg
Asking $150 (I paid $172 with fees)

The other will be with me. I had to get two tickets to get the deal, but they're center stage, row 9, should be right around the end of the catwalk.
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u481/scottyg5150/palace-seats.jpg
Asking $249 (Face value that I paid for it)

Shoot me a PM if interested.

WARF
02-19-2012, 01:10 PM
Are you ready for the mighty Van Halen, Auburn Hills?

Sticky!

slage33
02-19-2012, 04:23 PM
Are you ready for the mighty Van Halen, Auburn Hills?

Sticky! We are absolutely fucking ready!

Va Beach VH Fan
02-19-2012, 04:27 PM
Floor seats now gone for tomorrow's show, still have lower bowl seats available though.....

what waz zat
02-19-2012, 07:23 PM
I'm fired up for the show but wasn't sure what to expect....after watching the videos from the KY show, it's gonna be great. Can't wait!!!!!

Von Halen
02-20-2012, 10:39 AM
Well, after much debate, and soul searching, I have decided I will be in attendance tonight at the Palace.

VH Drummer, I hope to see you there. You probably don't go in the fantasy football thread so you might not know this. My wife, whom you met at the Hard Rock in Detroit for one of the other shows, passed away unexpectedly last March.

Anybody else that wants to meet up, PM me for my cell number.

Twona, you coming?

WARF
02-20-2012, 10:45 AM
Hey Vaughn... I replied to your PM you sent me awhile back!

I hope all is well with you!!

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 10:52 AM
Looks like a few floor seats have opened back up for tonight's show....

Von Halen
02-20-2012, 11:04 AM
Looks like a few floor seats have opened back up for tonight's show....

Where at? I am in "E" right now.

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 11:12 AM
Where at? I am in "E" right now.

2 tickets in E, 15th row...

Single Ticket in Section 101....

kwame k
02-20-2012, 11:20 AM
Stub Hub has 198 tickets left.

Pushcomes2Shove
02-20-2012, 11:47 AM
Have fun you all are in for one hell of a concert. I am jealous and i just seen them on Saturday

Dan
02-20-2012, 01:51 PM
Stub Hub has 198 tickets left.

Go Hard For The ladies Too My Son.:D

twonabomber
02-20-2012, 03:35 PM
Twona, you coming?

i'm out. too tired after first shift to make the drive, and i'm just getting over the flu. i fucking hate day shift.

guwapo_rocker
02-20-2012, 08:27 PM
Is anyone going to send updates from this show?

Sensible Shoes
02-20-2012, 08:34 PM
Yes. You are. Get your butt in gear.

Dave's PA Rental
02-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Who's on the inside for this one?

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:05 PM
Looks like I will be spending the next few hours on this thread. What do you think the set will look like this show? aHH. I will bet a bong hit they do GGB!! :rockit:

guwapo_rocker
02-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Should be about 15 minutes in now.

mug
02-20-2012, 10:11 PM
Got to be some you tubes up after the show.

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 10:16 PM
Brett says the band did Girl Gone Bad at the soundcheck today....

Black and white Charvel during Tattoo tonight....

No changes to the setlist so far....

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:16 PM
Did Kwame go to this show?

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:18 PM
Brett says the band did Girl Gone Bad at the soundcheck today....

Black and white Charvel during Tattoo tonight....

No changes to the setlist so far....

How far into the set are they?

RealTwisted
02-20-2012, 10:18 PM
Several Twitter posts saying the band is sounding awesome tonight

perrin29
02-20-2012, 10:19 PM
Brett says the band did Girl Gone Bad at the soundcheck today....

Black and white Charvel during Tattoo tonight....

No changes to the setlist so far....

Cool. It would be nice to see Blood & Fire and Cradle work their way back in. They would round it up to two hours. I've been watching videos from Louisville since Sun. Not very productive at work today.

RealTwisted
02-20-2012, 10:23 PM
I am guessing more new songs will be worked into set as tour progresses and album gets more familiar to people. There might be minor tweaks and substitutions at various shows to keep set fresh and from getting stale to the band... some songs may get "rests" and be swapped out at times.

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:29 PM
I bet the two Garden shows will have different sets.

Brett
02-20-2012, 10:31 PM
How far into the set are they?

9 songs in no change from the first night.

VAiN
02-20-2012, 10:32 PM
I bet the two Garden shows will have different sets.

I'll take that bet... I'm saying it'll be the same set both nights.

VAiN
02-20-2012, 10:34 PM
the band did Girl Gone Bad at the soundcheck today....

I can see them working that in to the middle of Somebody Get Me a Doctor... Diver Down tour style..

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:35 PM
Thanks!

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:36 PM
I'll take that bet... I'm saying it'll be the same set both nights.

Your on!

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:37 PM
I can see them working that in to the middle of Somebody Get Me a Doctor... Diver Down tour style..

Now that would be sweet! US fest style.

RealTwisted
02-20-2012, 10:40 PM
Now that would be sweet! US fest style.

I was at the US Festival... I sure wished I remembered more of it. I only remember bits and pieces, but damn, that was a fun day!!!

VAiN
02-20-2012, 10:41 PM
Your on!

We can make it interesting and wager one American dollar..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/2620307009_466cd4d9cd_o.jpg


Now that would be sweet! US fest style.

I'm sure they'll be adding more to the set as it goes on.. Louisville was tight, in a great way, but now they'll loosen up in an even better way..

VAiN
02-20-2012, 10:41 PM
I was at the US Festival... I sure wished I remembered more of it. I only remember bits and pieces, but damn, that was a fun day!!!

That show is all over the web, you can download it on DVD for $0... poke around..

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:43 PM
Ya know, as long as they don't do Dreams, When It's Love, Right Now, and things of this nature, I am down with any set they want. Same or different I am good. But they will mix some up. I know they will.

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 10:44 PM
Vinny Reed @VinnyReed
#Van Halen are on fire tonite kids...they are taking no prisoners in the Motor City!

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:45 PM
I was at the US Festival... I sure wished I remembered more of it. I only remember bits and pieces, but damn, that was a fun day!!!

I have it on DVD. I really don't think VH remembers it. :biggrin: Its a fun show to watch. Love it!

RealTwisted
02-20-2012, 10:48 PM
That show is all over the web, you can download it on DVD for $0... poke around..

yes, I have done that... but I am talking about actual memory of it, from my vantage point there. One of those things "If you remember it, you weren't there"

VAiN
02-20-2012, 10:49 PM
Vinny Reed @VinnyReed
#Van Halen are on fire tonite kids...they are taking no prisoners in the Motor City!

I think we can que up 'Van Halen are on fire tonite kids...they are taking no prisoners in __________!' - They're in the fucking zone!

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:50 PM
I was at the US Festival... I sure wished I remembered more of it. I only remember bits and pieces, but damn, that was a fun day!!!

I remember I was in 6th grade in L.A. when that show went down. My friends older brother bought me a jersey. It said VH down the sleeve and had Frankie on the front. I whore that thing till it was paper thin. I think it said live 1983 on the other sleeve

VAiN
02-20-2012, 10:50 PM
yes, I have done that... but I am talking about actual memory of it, from my vantage point there. One of those things "If you remember it, you weren't there"

Gotcha.. In this case I think if you don't remember it, you were there!

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 10:53 PM
yes, I have done that... but I am talking about actual memory of it, from my vantage point there. One of those things "If you remember it, you weren't there"

Well, that was fucking history my friend. At least you can say you went. Epic!

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 10:56 PM
Jeff Teolis @jeffteolis
Van Halen sounds great in 2012! Sorry Hagar, DLR's the man.

RealTwisted
02-20-2012, 10:57 PM
I remember I was in 6th grade in L.A. when that show went down. My friends older brother bought me a jersey. It said VH down the sleeve and had Frankie on the front. I whore that thing till it was paper thin. I think it said live 1983 on the other sleeve

I was 20 at the time, was going to Pasadena City College and was working in radio, thus had an in to every show in town. The Scorpians made me a fan from their first song, Blackout that day... then Eddie floored me, even though I had seen Van Halen several times before

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 10:57 PM
Jodi Crandall @Jodi_Crandall
OMG!!! VAN HALEN ROCKS!! Go Eddie!!!

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 10:57 PM
Lauren Harbin @lauren_harbin17
VAN HALEN IS AMAZING LIVE

perrin29
02-20-2012, 10:58 PM
Vinny Reed @VinnyReed
#Van Halen are on fire tonite kids...they are taking no prisoners in the Motor City!

No doubt. They'll be firing on all cylinders and tight as hell by NYC.

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 11:09 PM
Girl Gone Bad !!!

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 11:10 PM
girl gone bad !!!

fuck yes!!!!!!!!!!

guwapo_rocker
02-20-2012, 11:10 PM
girl gone bad !!!

yes!!

perrin29
02-20-2012, 11:10 PM
girl gone bad !!!

yes!!!!!!!

mug
02-20-2012, 11:12 PM
it better be xmas in chi town on friday.ggb wowwwwwwwwwww

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 11:12 PM
Now this is cool....

Zoe Voss @Zoe_Voss
Calling my father to tell him he's flying to Madison Square Garden to see Van Halen perform is something I can't describe. Love you, Dad.

Brett
02-20-2012, 11:14 PM
Seems they're gonna switch up GGB and Outta Love Again every night.

hambon4lif
02-20-2012, 11:18 PM
Girl Gone Bad !!!FUCKIN' SWEET!!!

Kwame, you lucky bastahd!!!

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 11:23 PM
Gad damn!! Can't wait to see some GGB vid footage!!!

VAiN
02-20-2012, 11:23 PM
Girl Gone Bad !!!

WOW!!! That's fucking awesome!!! Can't wait to hear that online later!

David Lee Rocks
02-20-2012, 11:23 PM
Girl Gone Bad !!!

YAY!!!!:amen:

Romeo Delight
02-20-2012, 11:26 PM
oh yeah!!!

Seshmeister
02-20-2012, 11:27 PM
Girl Gone Bad !!!

Cool.

Haven't counted but is that more tracks from 1984 than any other album?

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 11:29 PM
Girl Gone Bad !!!
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vWe2ypTjxk8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 11:30 PM
Eric Lacy @EricLacy
We need Tom Gores dancing here @ThePalace. Eddie Van Halen is absolutely punishing his guitar! @VanHalen sounds better than ever.

VAiN
02-20-2012, 11:30 PM
Cool.

Haven't counted but is that more tracks from 1984 than any other album?

I think that makes 4 from 1984... they also do 4 from ADKOT..

mug
02-20-2012, 11:31 PM
Damn wish they would swap it with opw. That lets the air out of the balloon

guwapo_rocker
02-20-2012, 11:31 PM
I think that makes 4 from 1984... they also do 4 from ADKOT..

5 from 1984 isn't it?

RealTwisted
02-20-2012, 11:33 PM
Now this is cool....

Zoe Voss @Zoe_Voss
Calling my father to tell him he's flying to Madison Square Garden to see Van Halen perform is something I can't describe. Love you, Dad.

Replied to her "@Zoe_Voss Always loved you for your work... now this, your dad is a lucky man as Van Halen is is shredding like never before!!!!"

VAiN
02-20-2012, 11:33 PM
5 from 1984 isn't it?

Panama, Jump, HFT, GGB - am I missing one?

EDIT: I'll Wait... yep, 5!

guwapo_rocker
02-20-2012, 11:34 PM
Panama, Jump, HFT, GGB - am I missing one?

I'll Wait.

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 11:35 PM
5 from 1984 isn't it?

I was cranking 84 in the car today!!!

Seshmeister
02-20-2012, 11:35 PM
I'll Wait so 5

4 from VH1 and ADKOT.

Dan
02-20-2012, 11:35 PM
Yes,My Son Is There Tonight But Not Wearing His Hat Cam That I Sent Him.:D

mug
02-20-2012, 11:37 PM
Dan my brother you rocking.

Sensible Shoes
02-20-2012, 11:37 PM
What son?

Va Beach VH Fan
02-20-2012, 11:39 PM
Freep Entertainment @FreepEnt
Eddie Van Halen is limbered up and sending fire through his amps as VH rolls into the homestretch at the Palace.

Dan
02-20-2012, 11:40 PM
What son?

kwame k Is My Son.:D

Dan
02-20-2012, 11:40 PM
Dan my brother you rocking.

Always Rocking Brother Mug.:D

Sensible Shoes
02-20-2012, 11:42 PM
kwame k Is My Son.:D

is not

moose
02-20-2012, 11:43 PM
girl gone bad !!!

unfuckinbelievable!!!!!

mug
02-20-2012, 11:45 PM
i sent you pm Dan rocking out

Dan
02-20-2012, 11:46 PM
But You Look So Young.

It's All In The Genes.:D

Seshmeister
02-20-2012, 11:46 PM
Damn wish they would swap it with opw. That lets the air out of the balloon

Pretty Woman was their second biggest single so we're stuck with it but it's a perfect piss break since it's followed by the drum solo.

Sensible Shoes
02-20-2012, 11:47 PM
Originally Posted by Sensible Shoes
But You Look So Young.



Dan = It's All In The Genes.


And he looks so old!

78/84 guy
02-20-2012, 11:47 PM
Girl Gone Bad is Ed's best playing on any song IMO. Can't wait to hear it.

Dan
02-20-2012, 11:49 PM
And he looks so old!

He Gets That From His Mother's Side.:D

Dan
02-20-2012, 11:50 PM
Lets Hope He Picks Up Some MILF Tonight.:D

Sensible Shoes
02-20-2012, 11:51 PM
We want photos! We want video! Screw the MILF

RealTwisted
02-20-2012, 11:51 PM
Tim Homa @TimHoma
Van Halen rocked it! But I won't be able to hear for days. #worthit #fb #VH

SNIPER
02-20-2012, 11:52 PM
Girl Gone Bad is Ed's best playing on any song IMO. Can't wait to hear it.

It is a ripper thats for sure. I just had to crank that one up just now.

moose
02-20-2012, 11:57 PM
We want photos! We want video! Screw the MILF

Fuck that
I want photos and videos of the MILFS!!!

moose
02-20-2012, 11:59 PM
I'll Wait.
Your favorite tune
How nice!
Hehehehehehe

TJMKID
02-20-2012, 11:59 PM
Girl Gone Bad !!!


AWWW FUCK YESSS ---- I knew the boys were gonna work it into the set one way or the other!

Now someone please ---- post that fucker on YouTube ASAP

LAZY EYES IN THE SUMMER HEAT ---- FRESH FROM OUTTA TOWN ---- NOW SHE'S WORKIN' ON THE STREET ---- SHAKE THEM POOR BOYS DOWN !!!

:flame:

78/84 guy
02-21-2012, 12:01 AM
It is a ripper thats for sure. I just had to crank that one up just now.

That shit is like fusion playing ! He did it great on the 84 tour so im beyond interested to hear it. OF COURSE.

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 12:01 AM
Still wanna bet Vain? hehe :biggrin:

hambon4lif
02-21-2012, 12:05 AM
Screw the MILFUmmm......that's the idea, honey!;)

SunisinuS
02-21-2012, 12:05 AM
That shit is like fusion playing ! He did it great on the 84 tour so im beyond interested to hear it. OF COURSE.

And Wolfie on bass....can't wait.

mug
02-21-2012, 12:06 AM
Pretty Woman was their second biggest single so we're stuck with it but it's a perfect piss break since it's followed by the drum solo.

when i seen the set i planned that to . seen them play opw 7 times live so missing it + solo won't bother me .

Sensible Shoes
02-21-2012, 12:06 AM
Duplicate Post

Sensible Shoes
02-21-2012, 12:07 AM
Ummm......that's the idea, honey!;)

God I set you guys up sometimes

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 12:14 AM
Quiz: Anybody know how and where Ed wrote the GGB riff?

78/84 guy
02-21-2012, 12:15 AM
And Wolfie on bass....can't wait.

Yeah, who would have thought we would be thinking that after 07/08 !!I love Mikey but Wolf is up for this tour.

TJMKID
02-21-2012, 12:16 AM
Girl Gone Bad !!!


Here's the '84 live version ---- I bet $10 the 2012 live version is just as good or better (keeping in mind 3 members are close to 60)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LetneNYo4kU

78/84 guy
02-21-2012, 12:17 AM
Quiz: Anybody know how and where Ed wrote the GGB riff?

I remember it in the US Festival footage but I would think they already had it at that point.

RealTwisted
02-21-2012, 12:22 AM
Twitter is busy with tweets from people leaving the show... all were amazed, saying the band, and Eddie in particular blew them away

78/84 guy
02-21-2012, 12:23 AM
Here's the '84 live version ---- I bet $10 the 2012 live version is just as good or better (keeping in mind 3 members are close to 60)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LetneNYo4kU

Yeah thats cool. The stage for that tour was the coolest stage ever !!! I have the dvd of this. Fun to watch.

hambon4lif
02-21-2012, 12:25 AM
The one thing nobody's mentioned about GGB is how Al fuckin' slams on that track.

Kwame's probably staring at Al's drumkit like he's looking at God right now.....

EdVanZep
02-21-2012, 12:25 AM
Quiz: Anybody know how and where Ed wrote the GGB riff?

South America '83 ? I think I remember reading he hummed the riff into a tape recorder in the closet while Val slept.

78/84 guy
02-21-2012, 12:27 AM
The one thing nobody's mentioned about GGB is how Al fuckin' slams on that track.

Kwame's probably staring at Al's drumkit like he's looking at God right now.....
He was getting into the electronic drums on that album. He is great on it.

78/84 guy
02-21-2012, 12:28 AM
South America '83 ? I think I remember reading he hummed the riff into a tape recorder in the closet while Val slept.

I remember that story. Thank god he did it.

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 12:30 AM
South America '83 ? I think I remember reading he hummed the riff into a tape recorder in the closet while Val slept.

Correct!

sadaist
02-21-2012, 12:32 AM
I was cranking 84 in the car today!!!

I'm in the minority here, but 1984 is my fav of the 6 pack. I think it has to do with my age & that's really when I found VH for myself. That caused me to buy the previous 5 and fall in love with them. But my 1st car & high school with 1984 cassette the whole time....special days indeed.

Probably why Pyromania is my fav Def Lep as opposed to the older ones too.

78/84 guy
02-21-2012, 12:35 AM
I'm in the minority here, but 1984 is my fav of the 6 pack. I think it has to do with my age & that's really when I found VH for myself. That caused me to buy the previous 5 and fall in love with them. But my 1st car & high school with 1984 cassette the whole time....special days indeed.

Probably why Pyromania is my fav Def Lep as opposed to the older ones too.

Well fuck man it has sold 10 million so somebody likes it !! It's a great album. Fun stuff on it like Teacher and Top Jimmy.

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 12:35 AM
I'm in the minority here, but 1984 is my fav of the 6 pack. I think it has to do with my age & that's really when I found VH for myself. That caused me to buy the previous 5 and fall in love with them. But my 1st car & high school with 1984 cassette the whole time....special days indeed.

Probably why Pyromania is my fav Def Lep as opposed to the older ones too.

I hear you on that. 1984 was my first VH album after seeing the Jump vid when it came out. Then I went and got all the earlier ones.

mdk1967
02-21-2012, 12:38 AM
Fuck that
I want photos and videos of the MILFS!!!

"MILFs GONE BAD"???!!! Now THERE's a thought.

"The horror, the horror, the horror"!

TJMKID
02-21-2012, 12:48 AM
I hear you on that. 1984 was my first VH album after seeing the Jump vid when it came out. Then I went and got all the earlier ones.


Same with me ---- "1984" got me started on the road to becoming a lifelong Roth-era VH fan ---- so it holds a special place in my heart

:cheer:

DONNIEP
02-21-2012, 12:52 AM
My favorite Girl Gone Bad shot, from the US Festival at the 2 minute mark...Goddamn they were on fire!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZzus86pdls

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 12:53 AM
Okay, I need me some Auburn vids before bed!!!

RealTwisted
02-21-2012, 12:58 AM
Okay, I need me some Auburn vids before bed!!!

was just searching youtube, didnt find any... Priorities people... upload your footage before leaving the show!!!!!!

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 12:59 AM
was just searching youtube, didnt find any... Priorities people... upload your footage before leaving the show!!!!!!

HAHA! Yeah!

Guitar Shark
02-21-2012, 01:06 AM
The one thing nobody's mentioned about GGB is how Al fuckin' slams on that track.


Absolutely.... some of his best drumming ever. I love that tune. Can't wait to hear the 2012 version!!

TJMKID
02-21-2012, 01:25 AM
was just searching youtube, didnt find any... Priorities people... upload your footage before leaving the show!!!!!!


I hope someone from the Palace show can stay up past his bedtime tonight and post the "Girl Gone Bad" video clip ---- I'm sitting here wetting my undies like a little boy!

fifth element
02-21-2012, 02:03 AM
Yeah thats cool. The stage for that tour was the coolest stage ever !!! I have the dvd of this. Fun to watch.

LOVE it! Flat out awesome!

Nitro Express
02-21-2012, 02:11 AM
My favorite Girl Gone Bad shot, from the US Festival at the 2 minute mark...Goddamn they were on fire!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZzus86pdls

I was actually at that show. I got sunburned and when the sun went down I was cold as shit. Plus a shit load of people and the stage was a long ways away. It's actually nice to watch the videos because I can see the show I missed when I was there. LOL!

DONNIEP
02-21-2012, 02:29 AM
I was actually at that show. I got sunburned and when the sun went down I was cold as shit. Plus a shit load of people and the stage was a long ways away. It's actually nice to watch the videos because I can see the show I missed when I was there. LOL!

I hope you are STILL sunburned, you fucker! Seriously, I'm so fucking jealous I can't even speak...I am so glad some of us were there :thumb:

1nelahnav1
02-21-2012, 02:38 AM
just got back from the show all I can say is wow. Romeo delight was unreal. Then it was priceless the look my dad gave me when the intro to ggb started. Everyone sounded great the only minor thing I noticed was Dave got lost for just a second in China town and they had trouble the first few songs with the huge screen. but
other than that. Perfect. So glad I didn't miss this show!!

RealTwisted
02-21-2012, 02:40 AM
I was actually at that show. I got sunburned and when the sun went down I was cold as shit. Plus a shit load of people and the stage was a long ways away. It's actually nice to watch the videos because I can see the show I missed when I was there. LOL!

That pretty much says my experience as well... I went with my buddy, his fiance, and 2 of her cuter friends... by day he and I were pounding up front, very intoxicated, by the time Van Halen came on, we were back providing warmth to the girls, and enjoying the show from the video screen. As he had to tend to his fiance, I was having fun with her friends that were under the blanket...

Nitro Express
02-21-2012, 02:43 AM
It was a long day of rock and roll and like an idiot I forgot sun screen and took my shirt off. I had the chills and was not feeling too good when VH came on. Maybe some girls would have made me feel better. It seemed cold that night. I don't know if it's because I was burnt to hell or if it was really cold. The next day I was covering myself with aloe vera and asking myself if I had a good time?

It's kind of like Woodstock. I have yet to meet anyone who was actually there that said it was fun or enjoyable but they can say they were there.

DONNIEP
02-21-2012, 02:50 AM
It was a long day of rock and roll and like an idiot I forgot sun screen and took my shirt off. I had the chills and was not feeling too good when VH came on. Maybe some girls would have made me feel better. It seemed cold that night. I don't know if it's because I was burnt to hell or if it was really cold. The next day I was covering myself with aloe vera and asking myself if I had a good time?

All I can say is I hope you enjoyed the show dude! I cannot even begin to imagine I would have been lucky enough to see The Mighty Van Halen back in the day...We had a Van Halen and Boston mural in my high school lunch room back in the day...You sir, you are a bastard!! :)

RealTwisted
02-21-2012, 02:54 AM
It was a long day of rock and roll and like an idiot I forgot sun screen and took my shirt off. I had the chills and was not feeling too good when VH came on. Maybe some girls would have made me feel better. It seemed cold that night. I don't know if it's because I was burnt to hell or if it was really cold. The next day I was covering myself with aloe vera and asking myself if I had a good time?

What made it hard for some people is that it took Van Halen 2 1/2 hours to come on after the Scorpions finished... I know a lot of people left. It was an incredible day... Quiet Riot and Motley Crue opened the show, and had everything to prove as they were just getting their careers started. Ozzy was next, totally rocked. Judas Priest was on the "Screaming for Vengance" tour, so was at the height of their career. Triumph was in their prime, and on the best tour of their career... as were the Scorpians who were in the midst of the "Blackout" tour... so all these bands were at the top of their game... then Van Halen came out and blew them all away. I don't remember all the songs of every band, but I remember parts of each set, and how much I was enjoying each of them.
BTW did you have to do the long ass walk before the show from parking? We got in about 5 min before Quiet Riot went on, and I don't remember how we got back to out car.

DONNIEP
02-21-2012, 03:08 AM
I swear to fucking God, if this turns into another "I'm a real fan because I saw Van Halen back in the day" I will shoot my computer....

guwapo_rocker
02-21-2012, 03:14 AM
A few vids up now bot no GGB yet.

DTNA sounds bizarre.

guwapo_rocker
02-21-2012, 03:15 AM
I swear to fucking God, if this turns into another "I'm a real fan because I saw Van Halen back in the day" I will shoot my computer....


Did your computer see Van Halen back in the day?

RealTwisted
02-21-2012, 03:20 AM
It's kind of like Woodstock. I have yet to meet anyone who was actually there that said it was fun or enjoyable but they can say they were there.

We were able to enjoy it as we planned ahead, every detail, from what we would wear and when, to what we would consume and when, as well as how to get it into the festival. We were always meticulous in proper planning, to the point some friends couldn't understand the binges we would do, along with the activities. We knew the desert as we had camped out there before.. We knew the drugs. We were massive party animals but never had medical or legal troubles because we planned ahead. We knew we had to level our buzz for 12 + hours, and we knew we had to eat as well.... this was our ultimate test/adventure and it worked well. Having the girls helped when it got really cold at night.

Sick Quote of the day there: They had these showers like at the beach were you could wet yourself down... some guy standing off to the side said "wait until they turn on the gas" LOL

RealTwisted
02-21-2012, 03:49 AM
Somebody Get Me A Doctor - Van Halen, Auburn Hills Mi 2/20/12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IObQwmKCUFA&context=C3fc3e7bADOEgsToPDskJ75zjwBv_pede8bHP_1TwG

FALCO
02-21-2012, 04:26 AM
A few vids up now bot no GGB yet.

DTNA sounds bizarre.

Jesus F. Christ... what the HELL is DLR doing on DTNA???

It's Dave or NOTHING for me (do not even acknowledge the replacement singer) but for fuck's sake... WHY is he rearranging all the melodies and pitch/octave to sing in??? That strained high voice sounds just plain horrific...

I'll keep saying it... The 3 Twins are a fucking freight train and Dave is bringing up the caboose on much of what I've been seeing of the LIVE clips
(ADKOT kills and I haven't stopped listening to it for those who are confused about what I am critiquing) ... It is seriously bothering me as to what I am hearing and I can only assume there is a problem with Dave vocally... and it has NOTHING to do with the quality of the vids... I have been singing for 29 years... those who do can tell the difference... it is saddening me to hear some of this stuff... it seems his vocal strength (that he DID have in 07/08) is quickly diminishing...

I know the term "sheep" is used about the other forum... but I cannot be one and say that Dave is sounding good on alot of the songs... he's not 100% terrible... but damn stuff like DTNA makes me shake my head... the way he sang Women In Love was brilliant... normal register, swagger, attitude... I don't understand why he is insisting on changing so many of the melodies...

ugh...

Nitro Express
02-21-2012, 04:38 AM
Anything new Dave has added frankly sucks balls. Dump the head set and go back to singing the way you used to. You are not a high register singer.

Nitro Express
02-21-2012, 04:44 AM
We were able to enjoy it as we planned ahead, every detail, from what we would wear and when, to what we would consume and when, as well as how to get it into the festival. We were always meticulous in proper planning, to the point some friends couldn't understand the binges we would do, along with the activities. We knew the desert as we had camped out there before.. We knew the drugs. We were massive party animals but never had medical or legal troubles because we planned ahead. We knew we had to level our buzz for 12 + hours, and we knew we had to eat as well.... this was our ultimate test/adventure and it worked well. Having the girls helped when it got really cold at night.

Sick Quote of the day there: They had these showers like at the beach were you could wet yourself down... some guy standing off to the side said "wait until they turn on the gas" LOL

Four of us piled into a Porsche Targa and headed off from Sun Valley, Idaho to San Bernadino, CA right after the last day of high school for the year ended. It was like going through deep space in a Soyuz capsule and not a whole lotta room for extra shit. We didn't really plan anything we just went.

damngoodtimes
02-21-2012, 07:33 AM
If it got posted in here and i missed it, I apologize, but a question: same 4 songs from ADKOT? did they work in B&F?

also, same no-encore deal?

sadaist
02-21-2012, 07:48 AM
I swear to fucking God, if this turns into another "I'm a real fan because I saw Van Halen back in the day" I will shoot my computer....

Well, my first Van Halen show was 5150. I couldn't see them for 1984 tour because I was a bit too young to really have any money or Mom allow me to go. Was 13. So just cause someone saw them in the old days doesn't make them any more or less hardcore than anyone else. Just makes them older....LOL

Marcus
02-21-2012, 07:50 AM
Considering it's only the second show of the tour, the clips sound great. I'm sure they are still experimenting with a few things to see what works. Maybe another slight set list adjustment will happen next show...

sadaist
02-21-2012, 07:51 AM
Jesus F. Christ... what the HELL is DLR doing on DTNA???

ugh...


Here's hoping he self corrects / adjusts quickly. That was my fav tune from the 07 tour.

Seshmeister
02-21-2012, 07:56 AM
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guwapo_rocker
02-21-2012, 08:36 AM
I'll Wait:
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Va Beach VH Fan
02-21-2012, 08:52 AM
http://www.freep.com/article/20120221/ENT04/120221001/Van-Halen-rocks-like-old-times-at-the-Palace

Van Halen rocks like old times at the Palace
February 21, 2012 | 3 Comments

By Brian McCollum

David Lee Roth had the big kicks, Eddie Van Halen had the hot licks, and a sold-out crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills got its fill of good-time rock ‘n’ roll Monday night.

Dropping by metro Detroit for the first time since its 2007 reunion tour, Van Halen arrived with two hours of vintage hard-rock hits and a serving of material from the new “A Different Kind of Truth.”

Show officials declined to release attendance numbers, but the multigenerational crowd appeared on par with previous Palace audiences in the 15,000 range.

If it often had the feel of an early tour stop by a band still working into its groove – well, that’s exactly what it was. The Palace was night two on a lengthy U.S. tour that started Saturday night, and there were moments – like a shaky “I’ll Wait” – when the kinks were apparent.

Still, a twirling, wiggling front man Roth and the squalling guitar fire of Eddie Van Halen offered ample party energy as the band chugged through songs such as “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “(Oh) Pretty Woman” and “Panama.”

The ’07 tour had been attended by a sense of mystery, a venture into the unknown, as Roth linked back up with his old band mates for the first time in two decades. Monday night felt more like a comfy night with old friends. The interplay between Roth and Eddie Van Halen seemed natural and good-spirited, the roles easy and unforced.

The guitarist largely kept to his station at stage left, occasionally joined at the mic by his son, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. It was, as always, his show when he wanted it to be, whether sending squalls of sonic fire rolling through “Unchained,” or standing among billowing smoke as he masterfully crafted the multicolored solo that became “Eruption.”

Wolfgang — who had just hit driving age the last time the band rolled through town — showed a cool but unobtrusive poise as he locked in with his uncle Alex Van Halen on drums.

It was clear no one remains more charged by this latest Van Halen chapter than Roth, who was at his showy, schmaltzy best as he worked through a series of sparkly outfits, hamming it up and giving his speak-singing baritone its best go.

An abundance of black T-shirts, a few headbands and a jammed smoking patio before the show gave the night an ’80s throwback vibe on a low-key Monday night. And while the crowd was game for new tunes like “Tattoo” and “She’s the Woman,” have no doubt: It was the classic fare these fans had come to hear, and it was left to numbers such as “Everybody Wants Some” and “Hot For Teacher” to draw the pumping fists.

After a flat reception for the new “The Trouble With Never,” Roth gently mocked the crowd as the band kicked into the old hit “Dance the Night Away."

“Well, I know this song!” he said playfully. “It’s one of my favorites!”

Va Beach VH Fan
02-21-2012, 08:54 AM
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120221/ENT04/202210376/Van-Halen-proves-they-still-got-Palace-show?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

Van Halen proves they still got it at Palace show
BY ADAM GRAHAM DETROIT NEWS POP MUSIC WRITER 2 COMMENTS

When Van Halen hit the road in 2007, the excitement was in seeing the band back together with lead singer David Lee Roth for the first time in more than 20 years.

But that's the thing about reunion tours: you can only do them once. So now, five years later as Van Halen hits the road again, is the magic still there?

Monday night at a sold-out Palace of Auburn Hills, Van Halen -- back with Roth in the driver's seat and supporting the recently released "A Different Kind of Truth" -- proved it can still kickstart a party. The group still sounds as powerful as it did in the '70s, the '80s, the '90s and even on that '07 tour, and it's a safe bet that if Van Halen makes it to the '20s, it will still sound just as huge.

That doesn't mean there weren't some kinks to work out. Monday's show was only the second date on the group's 2012 tour, and it sometimes played like rehearsal for the opening show. Video screens malfunctioned early on, and Roth openly chided the screen's operators, comparing them to "the guys working the spotlights at Pearl Harbor." After introducing the new song "China Town," a beat passed and Roth asked, "that's the right song, isn't it?" During "Pretty Woman," Roth asked the lighting guys to turn off the lights behind the massive video screen, in the middle of the song's chorus. And late in the show, Roth nearly lost his footing after hitting one of his patented roundhouse kicks.

Those were the rough spots. But you don't go to a Van Halen show for technical perfection, you go for the vibe, and Monday's show had a hard-partying crowd in high spirits. The band stormed the stage to the opening sounds of "You Really Got Me" and immediately kicked into high gear, with Roth spinning some sort of ninja stick like a baton twirler on a caffeine binge. The stage was a bare bones set-up with Alex Van Halen's drums atop a small set of stairs and a gargantuan video screen anchoring the set, and it gave David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen plenty of room to roam free. Wolfgang seemed much more comfortable and confident on stage than he did on the last tour, and Eddie could still move mountains with his guitarwork, though his mobility has been limited since even the last tour (and this time around, he kept his shirt on). Despite all that, the night was really all about Roth.

Roth isn't so much a frontman or a lead singer as he is a master of ceremonies; he's a rock star, a game show host and a circus ringleader all in one. Working his own dancefloor in the center of the stage, he kicked, shimmied, salsa danced, did karate and performed any other kinds of moves he could think of, all while wearing the world's biggest grin across his face. He's as expressive as a silent film actor and he's got charisma by the caseload, and that's not ever likely to change. He's a treat to watch.

That wasn't enough to stop the show from dipping in its flabby midsection, following Alex Van Halen's Caribbean-flavored drum solo and the show's fourth new song, the sloppy "Trouble With Never." And a catwalk that extended into the crowd was woefully underused, with Roth only venturing out onto it once late into the show before quickly making his way back to the stage.

The classics still roared with that timeless Van Halen sound though, with "Hot For Teacher," "Beautiful Girls," "Panama" and "Dance the Night Away" recalling the band's heyday. And Eddie's late-show solo was on a level of technical mastery that was befuddling.

However, the No. 1 thing Van Halen has going for it in 2012 is it's still Van Halen, and it turns out that still carries a lot of weight.

In an inspired pairing, Kool and the Gang opened Monday's show, and set the evening's tone early on with a hits-packed 50-minute set that had the crowd grooving as it got situated for the evening.

Zing!
02-21-2012, 08:55 AM
Did your computer see Van Halen back in the day?

My computer sees Van Halen back in the day every day.

Va Beach VH Fan
02-21-2012, 08:58 AM
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chi-town324
02-21-2012, 09:10 AM
glad to read such great reviews

Von Halen
02-21-2012, 09:18 AM
Magic!

That's the best word I can use to describe the show. Great setlist. Great performances.

Edward Van Halen - Still a rock guitar fucking God!

Wolfgang Van Halen - Definitely coming into his own, and very comfortable playing anything from the past or the present.

Alex Van Halen - Is a drum solo a drum solo when Alex fucking Van Halen is playing it, or what?

Diamond Dave - The greatest fucking front man in the history of rock and roll.

Girl Gone Bad? Are you fucking kidding me? Wow!

I of course took some pics, but will have to get them downloaded later to see how or if they turned out. I didn't take many, as I just wanted to soak in the performances.

DONNIEP
02-21-2012, 09:36 AM
Did your computer see Van Halen back in the day?

:) Nope, I just posted in the wrong thread...I blame the alcohol :gulp:

Seshmeister
02-21-2012, 10:15 AM
http://www.freep.com/article/20120221/ent04/120221001/van-halen-rocks-like-old-times-at-the-palace


#gnash ! :)

TJMKID
02-21-2012, 11:37 AM
I still can't find "Girl Gone Bad" from the Palace show on YouTube ---- someone had to record that ---- PLEASE POST IT ASAP !!!

:hail:

MUSICMANN
02-21-2012, 11:50 AM
I keep reading about how some of you are a bit disappointed in Dave's vocals. Let's all remember that this is not a autotuned pop band. lt's perfectly ok to hit a flat note or sing out of key sometimes, makes Dave human and real. VH has always been about the, in the moment over the top kick you in the teeth type of show. The band is playing tight and Dave is doing what he does best. I can guarantee that back in the day Dave didn't hit every note and the band didn't play as tight every night. We live in such a digital and to the minute world now, if it would have been like that back in the day VH or any band would have never been able to survive for any amount of time. I say, go to the shows or if you can't watch video's and just sit back and take in the raw and realness that this band is bringing and have brought for many years.

FALCO
02-21-2012, 12:41 PM
I keep reading about how some of you are a bit disappointed in Dave's vocals. Let's all remember that this is not a autotuned pop band. lt's perfectly ok to hit a flat note or sing out of key sometimes, makes Dave human and real. VH has always been about the, in the moment over the top kick you in the teeth type of show. The band is playing tight and Dave is doing what he does best. I can guarantee that back in the day Dave didn't hit every note and the band didn't play as tight every night. We live in such a digital and to the minute world now, if it would have been like that back in the day VH or any band would have never been able to survive for any amount of time. I say, go to the shows or if you can't watch video's and just sit back and take in the raw and realness that this band is bringing and have brought for many years.

With all due RESPECT ( and I mean that... I'm not one of the serial flamers here) I totally agree with part of that statement... hitting a bum note or out of key once in a while of course happens (been singing for 29 years, happens lol) ...
However, the problem here is Dave is completely changing the melody lines and singing in a register that the songs were NEVER in (a HIGHER ONE???) ... combined that with the fact that quite honestly he CANNOT even hit that range, is I am sure what is driving many of us Rothtards crazy...
AND as I have mentioned on a different thread... while Dave may not have "performed" every song the way they were recorded back "in the day", he still "sang" them in the proper key and he sounded good, whether it was just a "whooo" or a mumble of a verse...

What he is doing now is just, for me, UNEXPLAINABLE... I want Dave to the MAN up there... and this is not him being that (on some songs... others he is in control and sounds ok) ...

I don't feel I am "hating" because I am NOT a Ronald McDonald fan... it's Dave or Grave... but I can be objective and know what I am hearing...

He needs to keep the mid range swagger and stop straining... because he may not make it through the tour if he keeps doing that... just sounds like there is more going on with his voice than meets the eye...

Obviously still looking forward to seeing them live in April, but just being honest about what I'm vibing on...

\m/ \m/

Jagermeister
02-21-2012, 12:50 PM
Magic!

That's the best word I can use to describe the show. Great setlist. Great performances.

Edward Van Halen - Still a rock guitar fucking God!

Wolfgang Van Halen - Definitely coming into his own, and very comfortable playing anything from the past or the present.

Alex Van Halen - Is a drum solo a drum solo when Alex fucking Van Halen is playing it, or what?

Diamond Dave - The greatest fucking front man in the history of rock and roll.

Girl Gone Bad? Are you fucking kidding me? Wow!

I of course took some pics, but will have to get them downloaded later to see how or if they turned out. I didn't take many, as I just wanted to soak in the performances.

Right On!

So this is love
02-21-2012, 12:53 PM
MusicMann and Falco... You are both right, and this ain`t the `80s anymore and they were never perfect in the first place, if you want perfection listen to the record and if you want to party just go to the show, I am spending my hard earned money on both and its my choice, you will never see me at a Madonna concert. I live with the flaws and this world isn`t perfect, enjoy VH live as it might be the last time you see them as it is.:bigwink:

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Maybe Dave is trying to get his scream to emerge...

Jagermeister
02-21-2012, 01:12 PM
Maybe Dave is trying to get his scream to emerge...

I think you people are picking fly shit out of pepper. Dave use to forget the words to songs back in the day. :biggrin:

Matt White
02-21-2012, 01:15 PM
Maybe he's hoping if he sings a bit "off" that GHEY closeted van haggis fans will piss & moan...and stay home listening to "Love Comes Walking IN" and "Ooooh" and "ahhhh" to the pristine vocals and brilliant background vocals..................

Fucking Hair farmers........................................... ...............................

Seshmeister
02-21-2012, 01:15 PM
It's the difference between a bunch of 40 somethings quietly watching songs on YouTube at work and misremembering what it sounded like 25 years ago when they were at a gig wasted at 120 decibels.

Seshmeister
02-21-2012, 01:17 PM
A reminder until last nights version appears...

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FALCO
02-21-2012, 01:47 PM
I think you people are picking fly shit out of pepper. Dave use to forget the words to songs back in the day. :biggrin:

I think everyone is missing the point... but it is a waste of time to try to discuss it I guess... has nothing to do with that... Dave always had his schtick and it is great...

It's the difference between him singing the song in the actual register it was recorded in and sounding like a cat stuck in a fan belt for no apparent reason...

I can be objective and say when Dave sounds great and I can say when he doesn't... I think he doesn't on alot of the stuff I am hearing...

To each their own...

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 01:54 PM
I have been learning the GGB tabs for the last couple hours. I am gonna push my band tonight to learn a thrash re-make version of it to put in our set. Haha!!!! I got the GGB fever going on!!!

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 01:59 PM
What does FALCO mean anyway...

Fat Ass Loser Casting Opinions ??

Faggot Ass Licker Can't Orgasm ??

1-800 Tell us, dickhead...


:elvis:

MUSICMANN
02-21-2012, 01:59 PM
I think everyone is missing the point... but it is a waste of time to try to discuss it I guess... has nothing to do with that... Dave always had his schtick and it is great...

It's the difference between him singing the song in the actual register it was recorded in and sounding like a cat stuck in a fan belt for no apparent reason...

I can be objective and say when Dave sounds great and I can say when he doesn't... I think he doesn't on alot of the stuff I am hearing...




To each their own...

I get what you're saying. It does seem that Dave is getting caught up in the moment on some songs and pushes his vocals into a range that he just can't hit. I wouldn't let it put you off. Just sit back and enjoy the show

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 01:59 PM
Thrash is so 1991

FALCO
02-21-2012, 02:07 PM
What does FALCO mean anyway...

Fat Ass Loser Casting Opinions ??

Faggot Ass Licker Can't Orgasm ??

1-800 Tell us, dickhead...


:elvis:

Really??? It's my name... sorry ELVIS... I try to be respectful when I post, regardless of whether I agree with someone or they agree with me...

So I respectfully say go fuck yourself douchebag fuck...

Fucking sheep...

Jagermeister
02-21-2012, 02:07 PM
What does FALCO mean anyway...

Fat Ass Loser Casting Opinions ??

Faggot Ass Licker Can't Orgasm ??

1-800 Tell us, dickhead...


:elvis:

Damn. That wasn't very nice. :biggrin:

Jagermeister
02-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Really??? It's my name... sorry ELVIS... I try to be respectful when I post, regardless of whether I agree with someone or they agree with me...

So I respectfully say go fuck yourself douchebag fuck...

Fucking sheep...

:lmao:

That a boy.

vandeleur
02-21-2012, 02:09 PM
I have been learning the GGB tabs for the last couple hours. I am gonna push my band tonight to learn a thrash re-make version of it to put in our set. Haha!!!! I got the GGB fever going on!!!

shit that tune never sounds right every couple of years i try and nail it ...

RealTwisted
02-21-2012, 02:10 PM
David Lee Roth was never known as a great singer... but as the perfect frontman for Van Halen. Van Halen would not sound right with a singer that hits every note, they need it to have rough edges, which is what Van Halen is about. As someone said earlier, if you want it polished, listen to the record... but Rock'n'Roll was never meant to be polished live, which is why I love live versions of songs. Dave's voice is the perfect compliment to Eddie's mastery and Alex's thunder. Missing notes and forgetting words have always been part of the show. I remember at the US Festival him screaming out "I forgot the fucken words!!!!!" Dave is great because he brings so much to the show without being steller voice.

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 02:18 PM
Fucking sheep...

I take offense to that !!

Your fucking name is FALCO ??

WTF, was Draton Dartmouth Lashaun III already taken ??


BTW, don't take me so seriously...


:elvis:

Seshmeister
02-21-2012, 02:22 PM
Ooof!

Dave nearly lost it there... :D


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SNIPER
02-21-2012, 02:23 PM
Thrash is so 1991

Naw, It's more like 1986

chefcraig
02-21-2012, 02:23 PM
I still can't find "Girl Gone Bad" from the Palace show on YouTube ---- someone had to record that ---- PLEASE POST IT ASAP !!!

:hail:

This showed up in the last half hour. Yes, it's short and like bread and water to a starving man, but it certainly whets the appetite for the full versions that are bound to show up sooner or later.


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

Jagermeister
02-21-2012, 02:24 PM
I take offense to that !!

Your fucking name is FALCO ??

WTF, was Draton Dartmouth Lashaun III already taken ??


BTW, don't take me so seriously...


:elvis:

Yeah chill out WHACO. Don't be so thin skinned dude. :biggrin:

Guitar Shark
02-21-2012, 02:24 PM
With all due RESPECT ( and I mean that... I'm not one of the serial flamers here) I totally agree with part of that statement... hitting a bum note or out of key once in a while of course happens (been singing for 29 years, happens lol) ...
However, the problem here is Dave is completely changing the melody lines and singing in a register that the songs were NEVER in (a HIGHER ONE???) ... combined that with the fact that quite honestly he CANNOT even hit that range, is I am sure what is driving many of us Rothtards crazy...
AND as I have mentioned on a different thread... while Dave may not have "performed" every song the way they were recorded back "in the day", he still "sang" them in the proper key and he sounded good, whether it was just a "whooo" or a mumble of a verse...

What he is doing now is just, for me, UNEXPLAINABLE... I want Dave to the MAN up there... and this is not him being that (on some songs... others he is in control and sounds ok) ...

I don't feel I am "hating" because I am NOT a Ronald McDonald fan... it's Dave or Grave... but I can be objective and know what I am hearing...

He needs to keep the mid range swagger and stop straining... because he may not make it through the tour if he keeps doing that... just sounds like there is more going on with his voice than meets the eye...

Obviously still looking forward to seeing them live in April, but just being honest about what I'm vibing on...

\m/ \m/

I've noticed this on some of the videos too... Dave's vocal range just isn't what it used to be. It's to be expected of a 57 year old, and not a big deal to me. If he tries to overcompensate by singing in a strange, unnatural manner, that's a problem.

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 02:26 PM
shit that tune never sounds right every couple of years i try and nail it ...

I am reworking it a full step down and with a drop C. Gonna have a chunky grind to it.

Jagermeister
02-21-2012, 02:26 PM
Ooof!

Dave nearly lost it there... :D


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No shit. I have a bad feeling about that wood. One other thing. Where are the monitors at? How the fuck can they hear what they are playing?

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 02:27 PM
It's a good thing I have no day job. :biggrin:

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 02:27 PM
No shit. I have a bad feeling about that wood. One other thing. Where are the monitors at? How the fuck can they hear what they are playing?

In their ears.

FALCO
02-21-2012, 02:28 PM
I take offense to that !!

Your fucking name is FALCO ??

WTF, was Draton Dartmouth Lashaun III already taken ??


BTW, don't take me so seriously...


:elvis:


Sorry... but I take offense to my name being made fun of when that was not the topic at hand...

And yes, offended enough to call a fellow Roth Army Member a 'sheep'...

I will retract out of respect to the common belief that, regardless of whatever criticisms, David Lee Roth is the ONLY singer for Van Halen and a Rock God...

\m/ \m/

Guitar Shark
02-21-2012, 02:30 PM
ELVIS is a moron... just ignore him.

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 02:30 PM
This showed up in the last half hour. Yes, it's short and like bread and water to a starving man, but it certainly whets the appetite for the full versions that are bound to show up sooner or later.


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

Thats what I am talking about!!! FUCK YES!!

Jagermeister
02-21-2012, 02:31 PM
In their ears.

What happened to the good ole days when a guy had a fucking speaker blasting at his melon? No wonder everyone is saying he's out of tune. He can't fucking hear anything. :mad:

FALCO
02-21-2012, 02:31 PM
I've noticed this on some of the videos too... Dave's vocal range just isn't what it used to be. It's to be expected of a 57 year old, and not a big deal to me. If he tries to overcompensate by singing in a strange, unnatural manner, that's a problem.

That's all I was trying to convey...

Seshmeister
02-21-2012, 02:32 PM
New songs still bedding in...


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kwame k
02-21-2012, 02:32 PM
The one thing nobody's mentioned about GGB is how Al fuckin' slams on that track.

Kwame's probably staring at Al's drumkit like he's looking at God right now.....


Two words Ah-Mazing.......... and yes, I was focused in on Al most of the time but it was difficult to stay focused because Ed was on fire, so I was staring in disbelief at him, then all of a sudden Dave does something and you're looking over at him. At that point Wolfie hits a killer riff and you're staring at him. Then you realize you missed one of Al's rolls and you're like "Fuck, I can't take it all in!":pullinghair:

Mr Walker
02-21-2012, 02:32 PM
Are there a lot of colored people at the show to see Kool And The Gang?
just wondering.

FALCO
02-21-2012, 02:33 PM
What happened to the good ole days when a guy had a fucking speaker blasting at his melon? No wonder everyone is saying he's out of tune. He can't fucking hear anything. :mad:

I think you may be on to something... I tried in ear monitors and it sounded waaaaaaaay strange for me... prefer the wall of sound coming from all sides rather than from a little speaker in my ear...

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 02:35 PM
Besides Wolfie fucking up the "simple bass line" during Edward's amazing solo, Girl Gone Bad sounds fucking awesome !!

kwame k
02-21-2012, 02:37 PM
Are there a lot of colored people at the show to see Kool And The Gang?
just wondering.

None that I saw but we didn't catch any of K&TG. We were camped out right by our section drinking beer up until they went off stage. They weren't really all that loud and I couldn't make out any of their songs.....I was trying to listen for Celebrate because I was convinced that would be their final song and I missed it.......from the sea of bodies milling around during their set....I doubt anyone saw their set.

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 02:37 PM
They might have side fills blowing the full mix on to the stage. Thats better I think. Monitors always sound thin and weak.

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 02:37 PM
ELVIS is a moron... just ignore him.

And this PC cop is a lawyer... just don't believe a fucking word he says.

Guitar Shark
02-21-2012, 02:37 PM
What happened to the good ole days when a guy had a fucking speaker blasting at his melon? No wonder everyone is saying he's out of tune. He can't fucking hear anything. :mad:

Yeah... you can see this on the ChinaTown video Sesh just posted. Dave's timing is clearly very off at multiple points... I wonder if he's having trouble hearing the band with that headset.

TJMKID
02-21-2012, 02:37 PM
this showed up in the last half hour. Yes, it's short and like bread and water to a starving man, but it certainly whets the appetite for the full versions that are bound to show up sooner or later.


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

Oh sweetness --- look at that smile on Al's face at the end !!!!

Seshmeister
02-21-2012, 02:38 PM
This showed up in the last half hour. Yes, it's short and like bread and water to a starving man, but it certainly whets the appetite for the full versions that are bound to show up sooner or later.


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

Is this the new Drunkovision™ App from the iStore? :)

RealTwisted
02-21-2012, 02:38 PM
Those things that look like hearing aids that almost every musician uses these days. They are custom made and formed to their ear. Van Halen was one of the first artist to do this, actually working on the beta for Ultimate Ears who was the first company to market them, having been founded by their ex-touring manager as a solution to a problem Alex was having.

Guitar Shark
02-21-2012, 02:38 PM
And this PC cop is a lawyer... just don't believe a fucking word he says.

Good advice there... !

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 02:38 PM
I like Alex's big smile after GGB. He knew he nailed it. :drum:

vandeleur
02-21-2012, 02:38 PM
ed sounds better than he has in fuck knows

Jagermeister
02-21-2012, 02:39 PM
They might have side fills blowing the full mix on to the stage. Thats better I think. Monitors always sound thin and weak.

You can see some speakers on the end of the stage facing in. That's not going to do the guy in the middle any go. Damn sure not going to help when you are standing in front of E'd amps lol.

kwame k
02-21-2012, 02:40 PM
I hear you on that. 1984 was my first VH album after seeing the Jump vid when it came out. Then I went and got all the earlier ones.

I'll Wait was killer live and believe me I wasn't a fan of that song from the 07/08 vids I've seen but last night they nailed it! Dave got goose bumps and was rubbing his arms at the end!

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 02:40 PM
Are there a lot of colored people at the show to see Kool And The Gang?
just wondering.

I saw some red and green ones on some of the clips, but mostly blue and purple...



:elvis:

Seshmeister
02-21-2012, 02:45 PM
Yeah... you can see this on the ChinaTown video Sesh just posted. Dave's timing is clearly very off at multiple points... I wonder if he's having trouble hearing the band with that headset.

This is better. I just think he got a bit out of the zone for a bit during Chinatown.

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Jagermeister
02-21-2012, 02:46 PM
Those things that look like hearing aids that almost every musician uses these days. They are custom made and formed to their ear. Van Halen was one of the first artist to do this, actually working on the beta for Ultimate Ears who was the first company to market them, having been founded by their ex-touring manager as a solution to a problem Alex was having.

Yeah but I have seen them take the fuckers out to because they fuck shit up. They do it on Idol all the time. If they are playing a backing tracks through them it creates problems.

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 02:48 PM
I'll Wait was killer live and believe me I wasn't a fan of that song from the 07/08 vids I've seen but last night they nailed it! Dave got goose bumps and was rubbing his arms at the end!

I will always remember "I'll Wait." At the Reno show Dave was singing it to me and my GF making eye contact. Talk about goose bump moments. geez.

ZahZoo
02-21-2012, 02:49 PM
I've noticed this on some of the videos too... Dave's vocal range just isn't what it used to be. It's to be expected of a 57 year old, and not a big deal to me. If he tries to overcompensate by singing in a strange, unnatural manner, that's a problem.

I've also noticed when he's trying to hit that high register crap... he's physically straining his neck forward as well as his chest while compressing his abdomen. He's literally stretching his vocal cords beyond their natural range. Then the added compression of his diaphragm doesn't allow him to push the air needed to ring the higher frequency of his vocal cords. Any vocal coaches in the audience must be cringing...

If Dave doesn't blow out his voice on his own I'd be surprised. What's a higher risk is if he picks up even a minor cold or upper respiratory virus and tries to continue singing this way he'll seriously blow out his voice and it will take weeks/months to recover.

I'd advise him to dial it back a few notches and use the huge sound system to give him the punch...

SNIPER
02-21-2012, 02:52 PM
Something to think is the room they are playing. Some rooms just sound like shit and there is nothing you can do about it. The Quest arena in Boise for example is an echo mess. You almost can't tell what song a band is playing but the Taco Bell arena down the road is clear as a whistle. Just sayin'

FALCO
02-21-2012, 02:54 PM
I've also noticed when he's trying to hit that high register crap... he's physically straining his neck forward as well as his chest while compressing his abdomen. He's literally stretching his vocal cords beyond their natural range. Then the added compression of his diaphragm doesn't allow him to push the air needed to ring the higher frequency of his vocal cords. Any vocal coaches in the audience must be cringing...

If Dave doesn't blow out his voice on his own I'd be surprised. What's a higher risk is if he picks up even a minor cold or upper respiratory virus and tries to continue singing this way he'll seriously blow out his voice and it will take weeks/months to recover.

I'd advise him to dial it back a few notches and use the huge sound system to give him the punch...

Be careful... you are actually making sense... apparently it is frowned upon... lol... (joking, light hearted tone, smiles all around)

\m/ \m/

private parts
02-21-2012, 02:55 PM
No shit. I have a bad feeling about that wood. One other thing. Where are the monitors at? How the fuck can they hear what they are playing?

Like I said. Its all fun and games until someone gets hurt or puts an eye out.
Ear piece monitors?

hambon4lif
02-21-2012, 02:56 PM
Two words Ah-Mazing.......... and yes, I was focused in on Al most of the time but it was difficult to stay focused because Ed was on fire, so I was staring in disbelief at him, then all of a sudden Dave does something and you're looking over at him. At that point Wolfie hits a killer riff and you're staring at him. Then you realize you missed one of Al's rolls and you're like "Fuck, I can't take it all in!":pullinghair:Awesome! Obviously alot of people are having the same problem of trying to keep up with it all. Especially the reviewers that are writing it as the "Dave and/or Eddie show", but the one thing I'm noticing from the clips is that Al is really bringing the pain. He's hitting that fucking kit hard!! Having his solo later in the set instead of 2 songs in is kinda different.

I also noticed that they're working out the kinks here and there, but I'm really digging what I've seen so far....

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 02:57 PM
Be careful... you are actually making sense... apparently it is frowned upon...

That's not true...

Just relax dude and get ready for your next ass-kickin' !!


:killer:

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 02:59 PM
I will retract out of respect to the common belief that, regardless of whatever criticisms, David Lee Roth is the ONLY singer for Van Halen and a Rock God...

\m/ \m/

Thank you...

Welcome to the Army...


:elvis:

FALCO
02-21-2012, 03:00 PM
That's not true...

Just relax dude and get ready for your next ass-kickin' !!


:killer:

Good To Go!!!

\m/ \m/

ZahZoo
02-21-2012, 03:00 PM
It ain't the room's sound acoustics driving Dave to sing the way he is... he wouldn't hear it anyways. His ear monitors are coming right off the sound board on the side of the stage.

If his voice were a racing engine... he's running it way too lean and above red line. Only a short matter of time and it'll go up in smoke.

kwame k
02-21-2012, 03:00 PM
Yeah... you can see this on the ChinaTown video Sesh just posted. Dave's timing is clearly very off at multiple points... I wonder if he's having trouble hearing the band with that headset.

He was off in spots but he'd correct himself and really, if you're just a casual fan, you'd never even know. Al fucked up in the middle break down of YRGM by half a beat and had a huge shit ass eating smile on his face when he did! He literally cracked himself up:)

private parts
02-21-2012, 03:02 PM
Are there a lot of colored people at the show to see Kool And The Gang?
just wondering.

Damn! Haven't heard that since my old gran pappy told me my high school basketball team wasn't going to win many games till we got some colored boys on the team.
He was right btw.

kwame k
02-21-2012, 03:08 PM
Awesome! Obviously alot of people are having the same problem of trying to keep up with it all. Especially the reviewers that are writing it as the "Dave and/or Eddie show", but the one thing I'm noticing from the clips is that Al is really bringing the pain. He's hitting that fucking kit hard!! Having his solo later in the set instead of 2 songs in is kinda different.

I also noticed that they're working out the kinks here and there, but I'm really digging what I've seen so far....

Al's playing is still evolving and he's been hitting through the drums and his wrists are fluid and forceful!

There were hiccups throughout the set but really Van Halen has always had fuck ups live.....I'm just amazed at people saying it now like it's some recent development!

kwame k
02-21-2012, 03:11 PM
They might have side fills blowing the full mix on to the stage. Thats better I think. Monitors always sound thin and weak.

They only had one on Ed's side and one on Wolfie's side, from what I could tell!

Al and Dave had in-ears!

hambon4lif
02-21-2012, 03:21 PM
Al's playing is still evolving and he's been hitting through the drums and his wrists are fluid and forceful!

There were hiccups throughout the set but really Van Halen has always had fuck ups live.....I'm just amazed at people saying it now like it's some recent development!That's the one thing I miss about the pre-internet days. Nobody sat around splitting every single ass hair of every single show. If I wanted technical proficiency, I'd go to the fuckin' opera...or Queensryche. LOL!

This is Van Halen, and if they're up there having a good time, then the chicks in the audience are bumpin' and grindin' and having a good time, which means I'm having a good time.
I really couldn't give any less of a shit about anything else.

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 03:22 PM
It ain't the room's sound acoustics driving Dave to sing the way he is... he wouldn't hear it anyways. His ear monitors are coming right off the sound board on the side of the stage.

If his voice were a racing engine... he's running it way too lean and above red line. Only a short matter of time and it'll go up in smoke.

Or it will go from an irritating shrill to an all out balls to the walls scrrreeeaaaammmmm !!!!


:elvis:

RealTwisted
02-21-2012, 03:46 PM
I'm thinking concern for Dave's voice is why they don't play on consecutive nights at any point on this tour, as well as several 4-5 day breaks. This will go a long way to helping him later in the tour when singers often suffer from rawness in the voice.

The reason bands like the ear pieces is that each member can have their own tailored mix, such as wolfie might have a drum heavier mix than Dave would... Alex would have higher bass. Also, the mix follows them werever they go on stage.

kwame k
02-21-2012, 03:50 PM
That's the one thing I miss about the pre-internet days. Nobody sat around splitting every single ass hair of every single show. If I wanted technical proficiency, I'd go to the fuckin' opera...or Queensryche. LOL!

This is Van Halen, and if they're up there having a good time, then the chicks in the audience are bumpin' and grindin' and having a good time, which means I'm having a good time.
I really couldn't give any less of a shit about anything else.

Exactly:beers8:

When I was getting ready to hit the road yesterday I was packing my Jeep and I ran back in the house in a panic looking for my vid/camera and a small notebook so I could get pics/vids and write down the set list......with the intent of posting pics, vids and the set list here, right after the concert!

I literally stopped and said to myself......why am I doing this? Why do I have to be the guy that misses the show by video taping and reporting the set list?

I'm sure everyone here would appreciate it and I'd have a digital record of a show I just saw.....through a view finder none the less but then it occurred to me. I'll have the memories of that show playing over and over in my head and little snippets of things will just pop into my head....just like in the old days!

So I left everything in the car out in the parking lot.....didn't even take my cell phone with me.

I have my memories and my ticket stub......that was good enough for me 25 years ago and is still good enough for me 25 years later!

kwame k
02-21-2012, 03:57 PM
I'm thinking concern for Dave's voice is why they don't play on consecutive nights at any point on this tour, as well as several 4-5 day breaks. This will go a long way to helping him later in the tour when singers often suffer from rawness in the voice.

The reason bands like the ear pieces is that each member can have their own tailored mix, such as wolfie might have a drum heavier mix than Dave would... Alex would have higher bass. Also, the mix follows them werever they go on stage.

Most older bands nowadays don't do consecutive nights.....it makes sense and when you're in your 50's you need more rest between gigs.

Now just a general point and this is not directed at you RT!!!!!!!!!

Dave was better last night, vocally, then I've seen him in years! For every one clunker he'd hit, [and there wasn't many] he'd hit a vocal that just blew your hair back.

Maybe it's the mics on these cell phones, maybe it's the background noise but being there, he sounded 110% over all.

So the 2% of the mistakes he made....means he gave a 108% performance!

I'm cool with that:)

Va Beach VH Fan
02-21-2012, 04:05 PM
I literally stopped and said to myself......why am I doing this? Why do I have to be the guy that misses the show by video taping and reporting the set list?

Dick.... ;)

I know what you mean though, I missed quite a bit at The Forum show when texting and taking pics....

twonabomber
02-21-2012, 04:09 PM
I'm thinking concern for Dave's voice is why they don't play on consecutive nights at any point on this tour, as well as several 4-5 day breaks. This will go a long way to helping him later in the tour when singers often suffer from rawness in the voice.


and Ed's hip, and Al's neck...

kwame k
02-21-2012, 04:13 PM
Dick.... ;)

I know what you mean though, I missed quite a bit at The Forum show when texting and taking pics....

Dick, really;)

It's totally understandable why you had to do it.....it was an exclusive show and you were representing the Army, you really didn't have a choice and people would never of forgiven you if you hadn't, me included:)

I agree though that it really distracts from the show if you're trying to record it and texting at the same time.....which for me wasn't an issue since other people would record it and it was the 2nd show....so the pressure was off.

There was a spot [can't remember which song] where Wolfie's jamming over by Ed and he does a mock hammer-on run like his dad did a few seconds earlier.....just to fuck with his dad. They both had huge grins on their faces and Ed loved it!

You'd miss little things like that trying to keep everyone up to date!

ZahZoo
02-21-2012, 04:23 PM
Are there a lot of colored people at the show to see Kool And The Gang?
just wondering.

I noticed from the videos posted just a couple of blues, handful of greens, gaggle of purples and various shades of pink all over the venue...

damngoodtimes
02-21-2012, 04:25 PM
Dick.... ;)

I know what you mean though, I missed quite a bit at The Forum show when texting and taking pics....

that's exactly how Louisville was for me. Shit, though, the army has been good to me, so I figured I'd return the favor.

ELVIS
02-21-2012, 04:49 PM
I noticed from the videos posted just a couple of blues, handful of greens, gaggle of purples and various shades of pink all over the venue...

You trying to copy me ??