2015-07-07 Amphitheater Northwest, Portland, OR

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July 9, 2015 at 6:59 am Quote #46772



boldly going nowhere

July 9, 2015 at 8:15 am Quote #46773



eruption/you really got me

ice cream man

boldly going nowhere

July 9, 2015 at 9:10 am Quote #46777


this is soooo amazing seeing this from these guys.

Roth sounds “meh…..” but oh well. Van Freakin Halen baby…!!!


vhtrading member since 2000

July 9, 2015 at 11:20 am Quote #46780


jroundy: I couldn’t tell if it was Ed or Alex…. I think maybe Alex may have made the mistake.He is only human or is he?

It was Ed. Al was ready. I backed it up and listened to it. Al was counting him in and Ed missed his cue, hesitated, and then they all caught up. And yes, they are human and I’m not really knocking anyone. Second night of the tour and stage jitters will do that. I screw up songs I’ve been playing for 20+ years all the time. Just thought it was kinda funny. I remember back in ’07/’08, Al had to do a different cowbell count on the intro to Dance the Night Away, because Ed couldn’t follow the count the way it was recorded. Al has been playing it the original way since 2012. That is one of the coolest things I always loved about classic Van Halen. They had a lot of those songs that had interesting time changes, intros and segues. The cowbell hits during the intro to DDL and the tempo are unique, the intro to House of Pain is another one that sticks out as well as how the drums come in on Blood and Fire. These can be difficult to play live and considering they NEVER played DDL live before and the song is over 30 years old, I would be surprised if Ed DIDN’T make a mistake now and then. That’s the beauty of “falling down the stairs and landing on your feet”.

July 9, 2015 at 8:36 pm Quote #46807

King Edward

Um…….Has there been any audio for this show posted yet? I can’t find a frikin thing, feel like I am missing out.

July 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm Quote #46808


King Edward: Um…….Has there been any audio for this show posted yet? I can’t find a frikin thing, feel like I am missing out.

Nothing yet… I don’t think

July 10, 2015 at 7:41 am Quote #46829


In a Simple Rhyme

EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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