Official October 4 Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl Meetup/Review Thread

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  • vaijuju
    Sniper
    • Jan 2008
    • 830

    #76




    (pics by Malmcolm VH)
    http://vhfrance.activebb.net/ (1 er Site Francophone sur Van Halen)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/VHFranceVideos (Our new Channel)

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    • vandeleur
      ROTH ARMY SUPREME
      • Sep 2009
      • 9865

      #77
      Al saying Goodbye Dave
      fuck your fucking framing

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      • twonabomber
        formerly F A T
        ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

        • Jan 2004
        • 11212

        #78
        Originally posted by vaijuju

        Ed to Wolfgang: "good luck with Tremonti!"

        Al to Dave: "don't ever call me again!"
        Writing In All Proper Case Takes Extra Time, Is Confusing To Read, And Is Completely Pointless.

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        • Jérôme Frenchise
          ROTH ARMY SUPREME
          • Nov 2004
          • 7175

          #79
          Originally posted by twonabomber
          Al to Dave: "don't ever call me again!"
          Sad, but probable...
          posted by Ellyllions Men say, "I'll never understand women." That's a very lonely place to be if you're a woman because we don't understand half of what we do either.
          posted by ALinChainz Katy, Pipe down, pump off, and fly back to your cave you old bat.

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          • DLR Bridge
            ROCKSTAR

            • Mar 2011
            • 5471

            #80
            Man, that lighting rig of theirs looks like it was built with this place in mind. That looks great.

            Katina was at both shows, but was having a hard time getting on the Roth Army for some reason.

            It was a great tour. Not too many hitches.

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            • DLR Bridge
              ROCKSTAR

              • Mar 2011
              • 5471

              #81
              Originally posted by Jérôme Frenchise
              Sad, but probable...
              I thought I read at some point that Al and Dave were getting on well together. Like 'old days' style.

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              • Va Beach VH Fan
                ROTH ARMY FOUNDER
                • Dec 2003
                • 17913

                #82
                Originally posted by DLR Bridge
                It was a great tour. Not too many hitches.

                Well, overall, I'd say they gave a collective Fuck You to all of those 'experts' who predicted that the tour wouldn't sell well....

                Outside of a few dates, I'd estimate by way of pics and videos that the vast majority of shows were at least 70% full of capacity, which ain't chopped liver....

                There were some things that disappointed me, which I'm sure we'll analyze the fuck out of in the coming weeks, but yeah, I'd say it was definitely a successful tour...

                Now the question becomes where it goes from here, if anywhere....
                Eat Us And Smile - The Originals

                "I have a very belligerent enthusiasm or an enthusiastic belligerence. I’m an intellectual slut." - David Lee Roth

                "We are part of the, not just the culture, but the geography. Van Halen music goes along with like fries with the burger." - David Lee Roth

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                • VAiN
                  Use my hand, I won't look
                  ROCKSTAR

                  • Nov 2006
                  • 5056

                  #83
                  Originally posted by Va Beach VH Fan
                  Now the question becomes where it goes from here, if anywhere....
                  Yeah, that's what I'm wondering too.. At this stage in the game they can't go away for another 3 years. Take this energy into the studio and give us one more for old times sake..
                  Originally posted by wiseguy
                  That shit will welcome you in the morning and pour the milk in your count chocula for ya.

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                  • DLR Bridge
                    ROCKSTAR

                    • Mar 2011
                    • 5471

                    #84
                    Originally posted by VAiN
                    Yeah, that's what I'm wondering too.. At this stage in the game they can't go away for another 3 years. Take this energy into the studio and give us one more for old times sake..
                    Yeah, I've got my usual wish list of high expectations, but I'm afraid I will jinx the possibilities into oblivion if I mention them.

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                    • chuckjitsu
                      Head Fluffer
                      • Apr 2012
                      • 321

                      #85
                      Originally posted by VAiN
                      Yeah, that's what I'm wondering too.. At this stage in the game they can't go away for another 3 years. Take this energy into the studio and give us one more for old times sake..
                      This is where I'm at. There's momentum here to keep rolling, but that would fly in the face of how they've operated since Dave has been back. Clock's ticking though and I just don't think they can afford to sit around and be inactive for another 3 years.

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                      • PETE'S BROTHER
                        DIAMOND STATUS
                        • Feb 2007
                        • 12678

                        #86
                        Originally posted by DLR Bridge
                        Man, that lighting rig of theirs looks like it was built with this place in mind. That looks great.

                        Katina was at both shows, but was having a hard time getting on the Roth Army for some reason.

                        It was a great tour. Not too many hitches.
                        don't believe she has a phone with her, gonna try and meet up with her friday!
                        Another one of those classic genius posts, sure to generate responses. You log on the next day to see what your witty gem has produced to find no one gets it and 2 knotheads want to stick their dicks in it... Well played, sir!!

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                        • Jérôme Frenchise
                          ROTH ARMY SUPREME
                          • Nov 2004
                          • 7175

                          #87
                          Originally posted by DLR Bridge
                          I thought I read at some point that Al and Dave were getting on well together. Like 'old days' style.
                          You mean like before-fucking-his-wife style?
                          posted by Ellyllions Men say, "I'll never understand women." That's a very lonely place to be if you're a woman because we don't understand half of what we do either.
                          posted by ALinChainz Katy, Pipe down, pump off, and fly back to your cave you old bat.

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                          • Va Beach VH Fan
                            ROTH ARMY FOUNDER
                            • Dec 2003
                            • 17913

                            #88
                            Great review, maybe the best of the tour....



                            SHOW REVIEW: VAN HALEN @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
                            It felt as good as 1984
                            October 5th, 2015
                            Anthony Marks

                            I used to watch Van Halen music videos on VHS when I was a child. That’s right. Friday night at the age of 8 meant a gathering of cousins and good friends, a nice session of VH music videos and live takes, jumping on the bed and dreaming of being a rock ‘n roll star (I’m still chasing that dream, but lost the VHS). Those were some of the best times of my life, and never in a million years did I think I’d have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the band, but Friday night at The Hollywood Bowl, my fantasy was fulfilled.

                            From the moment Van Halen came out swinging, the crowd was going ballistic. At many shows, the crowd only stands up during the hit songs, which is irritating, but the energy from Van Halen kept the audience on its feet, with everyone happily “[dancing] the night away.” The band members seemed almost immune to the audience’s ecstatic response, but also grateful for it. You could see and feel the energy instantly.

                            Before I joined that audience for one of the best shows of my life, I had the pleasure of photographing Van Halen for first six songs of their set, and I knew the night was off to an amazing start when Eddie and Diamond Dave looked right at me and posed for the camera as I excitedly screamed their names, thanking them for the inspiration and musical foundation that has since guided my musical path.

                            This show came near the end of a long summer tour, and I could tell Van Halen had spent a lot of time on stage this last year. Every song was a crowd-pleaser, and the set felt polished and effortless from beginning to end.

                            David Lee Roth was instantly twirling the mic stand and enjoying being the classic frontman that he is, while Eddie jumped around the stage and shredded through the guitar parts like only he can. Drummer and brother of Eddie, Mr. Alex Van Halen, hid behind his massive, double-kick-drum set, but played beautifully. He’s always been the shy one. Maybe it’s because he has no choice but to be, disguised by his fortress of a drum set.

                            The night was a family affair between the band and the audience, and I felt like a part of the family for sure, but it must be amazing to be Wolfgang Van Halen, who replaced Michael Anthony a few years back when the mudslinging between bandmates started. Your dad is Eddie Van Halen, and by the age of 15, you’re playing stadiums.

                            Wolfie may look more like his mom, Valerie Bertinelli, but boy do his chops come from his dad. How can you NOT pass down the gene? With that amount of talent, it’s impossible. Lineage aside, though, he did the band justice. His bass playing was heavy and on-point, and he and his father recreated the perfect, timeless Van Halen harmonies. Within the first minute of their performance, Eddie gave his son a high-five, which was endearing and showed that Eddie got exactly what he wanted with the replacement.

                            David Lee Roth’s humor throughout the night was appropriate and so were his dance moves. For being 60 years old, he still does the splits and other gymnastic-style moves of a kid. He had as many wardrobe changes as Cher, while also commenting on the stage antics of different frontmen such as Bon Jovi and Bono, and quite honestly, his voice was stronger than any other time I’ve seen the band. Now that they’ve been touring as this particular outfit for a while, he must have gotten some voice training because when I saw them in 2012…well, let’s just say he was struggling.

                            Eddie was playing through the songs so proficiently, he almost sounded better than he had in the band’s heyday. I give the credit to the fact that he’s sober now, so there’s no comedown or strange energy from him anymore. It’s just direct, rehearsed wonderfulness. His solos were colorful, and the performance of “Eruption” was extended to almost 10 minutes. He was having fun playing in his hometown, and everyone could feel it.

                            Oh, I loved that, too. I grew up in Pasadena, and so did everyone in the band. I think that’s partially why I’ve always felt a closeness to Van Halen. Coming from the same high school and middle school always made me feel extra proud and enthused. When David Lee Roth began his story of how they met and where they rehearsed in the San Gabriel Valley, I couldn’t contain my screams. “Me too!” I yelled and didn’t care how crazy I looked to the fans next to me.

                            Although the band has had their ups and downs (including 5-10 year breaks from talking), they seem to have buried the hate in the past. Roth, while telling one of his many between-song stories, even put his arm around Eddie and admitted, “The best years of my life have been on stage, next to you.” It was a touching moment.

                            I brought my mom with me to this show, and she couldn’t have had more fun. The only thing we were missing was a vial of cocaine but, oh, that’s right — it’s not 1984 anymore. This sober show was the best a fan could’ve asked for. The entire Bowl was sold out with dedicated followers of the band, many of whom have sung the lyrics and indulged in the finger-tapping since the start. I loved being around these people. Me and the ’80s had a great time.
                            Eat Us And Smile - The Originals

                            "I have a very belligerent enthusiasm or an enthusiastic belligerence. I’m an intellectual slut." - David Lee Roth

                            "We are part of the, not just the culture, but the geography. Van Halen music goes along with like fries with the burger." - David Lee Roth

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                            • Va Beach VH Fan
                              ROTH ARMY FOUNDER
                              • Dec 2003
                              • 17913

                              #89
                              Last night was the perfect ending to the tour. Thanks so much, everyone. #HollywoodBowl #VanHalen A photo posted by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on Oct 5, 2015 at 1:51pm PDT
                              Eat Us And Smile - The Originals

                              "I have a very belligerent enthusiasm or an enthusiastic belligerence. I’m an intellectual slut." - David Lee Roth

                              "We are part of the, not just the culture, but the geography. Van Halen music goes along with like fries with the burger." - David Lee Roth

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                              • katina
                                Commando
                                • Mar 2012
                                • 1469

                                #90
                                Originally posted by PETE'S BROTHER
                                don't believe she has a phone with her, gonna try and meet up with her friday!
                                this is my first post since I left Buenos Aires, I tried to log in many times, but the Army got blocked, Maybe because I am using the hotel wifi. I don't have a cell phone, I don't use it, The first thing I bought when I arrived in LA was an Apple Minipad this is what I using now. I will stay one more week at La, I hope to meet you soon.

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