2015-07-11 San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA

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July 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm Quote #46956

guitard
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There is a reasonably good chance this is VH’s last tour. I wouldn’t pass it up for anything. That’s just me though …


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July 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm Quote #46957

omahaswine
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Gilligan: I’m a little worried about your math here.If 2008 to now is only 4 years, are you sure your drive to see Sammy won’t actually be 11 hours?I’d stick with the Van Halen show since it will only be a 3 to 6 hour drive.According to your math anyway. :mrgreen:

I’m just messing with you – as a math teacher I feel it’s my duty!I hope you’re able to see both acts this tour!

Dear lord. I feel like an idiot. That post was made very early in the morning before I had my coffee. But yes, Omaha to Springfield is about a 6 hour drive. Much easier venue and I’m almost for sure guaranteed a way better vocal performance. Just a different set. Do you like the old VH with a singer’s voice that is shot, but the great Eddie Van Halen? Or do you like Van Hagar fronted by someone who can actually sing live. Dave is great in the studio (because of retakes and editing) and great twirling that stick during jump, but those are the only 2 positive things I can say about the guy nowdays. Not sure what happened between 2008 and 2015……………..7 years…..lol.


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July 12, 2015 at 6:01 pm Quote #46958

omahaswine
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guitard: There is a reasonably good chance this is VH’s last tour.I wouldn’t pass it up for anything.That’s just me though …

I can only afford to go to one because I am between jobs at the moment. I’m leaning towards Sammy unless I can get a guy that has been filming over 20 years that lives about 10 miles from Springfield to do it. He has a family now and the wife has been on him about filming. As the KC concert approaches maybe someone will have an extra ticket. Only a 3 hour drive so it can be last minute. I’ll be watching ticketbastard very closely to see how a certain section fills up.


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July 13, 2015 at 7:13 am Quote #46960

ron
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http://www.sbsun.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150712/van-halen-concert-in-devore-hardly-shows-the-best-of-both-worlds

Van Halen concert in Devore hardly shows the best of both worlds

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Van Halen performs in Devore Saturday night July 11, 2015 With lead singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, Eddie’s son Wolfgang on bass and brother Alex Van Halen on drums. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

By Leighton Ginn
Posted: 07/12/15, 10:37 PM PDT | Updated: 2 hrs ago

DEVORE >> Rather than getting the best of both worlds, Van Halen fans saw the best of what the band could muster up on Saturday night at the San Manuel Amphitheater, which had moments of brilliance and disappointments.

With frontman David Lee Roth at the helm, who is featured on the legendary rockers’ greatest hits album “Best of Both Worlds” on tracks that Van Halen released in the 1970s and early ’80s, Saturday’s show included the classic hits from “Hot for Teacher,” “Eruption” and “Running with the Devil” to “Everybody Wants Some,” “Panama” and “Jump.”

And Roth was the best and worst part of the show, depending on what fans were looking for.

While some may have wanted to see Sammy Hagar on the mic reminiscent of the band’s mid-’80s-2000s era known as the “Van Hagar” days, Gilbert Espinoza, 47, of Moreno Valley was completely satisfied. Still smarting over missing the band in 1983 when his mother wouldn’t let him — a high school freshman at the time — go because he was too young for the rock concert, Van Halen was all about seeing Roth, Espinoza explained.

“This is one I can cross off the bucket list,” he said.

Roth is a rock star with a captivating stage presence that includes a dance routine of high kicks and plenty of gyrating that seemed like a mix of Tae-Bo and ballroom, which is still impressive for the 60-year-old.

Still, during some songs, Roth struggled hitting the notes and often Roth took long breaks to catch up with the rest of the set’s energy. It sounded like demo tapes missing lead vocals. The performance was a bit heartbreaking for fans who had hoped Roth could redeem himself after Van Halen’s television performances in April on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Ellen” that received quite the lashing on social media.

Thankfully there was Eddie Van Halen, the ground-breaking innovator who is on the Mt. Rushmore of greatest guitarists. At the turn of the century, Eddie had gone through a battle with tongue cancer, replaced a hip and went on a stint in rehab, but looked healthy, and sounded great Saturday night.

Eddie lit up the night literally, as nearly every fan pulled out their cell phones to record the living legend and his hot licks. (For most of the night, the video screen showed close ups of Eddie’s fingers as he went to work.)

His brother Alex Van Halen was equally adept at drums, keeping the beats driving and the show fun.

Keith King, 51, of Joshua Tree, said Alex is as much of an attraction for him as anyone else.

“He’s one of the best,” King said.

Eddie’s son Wolfgang, who wasn’t even born when Van Halen songs were written, also did the family name proud as a musician.

Being the new guy in the band, replacing Michael Anthony, Wolfgang seemed like he was trying to stay out of the way of his father and Roth. (Maybe his father will give him a video tutorial like he claimed he did with Anthony.)

So while the show was imperfect, it was definitely fun.

Van Halen continues its tour and heads to the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on July 14.

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July 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm Quote #46976

zr1fevr
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omahaswine: Dear lord.I feel like an idiot.That post was made very early in the morning before I had my coffee.But yes, Omaha to Springfield is about a 6 hour drive.Much easier venue and I’m almost for sure guaranteed a way better vocal performance.Just a different set.Do you like the old VH with a singer’s voice that is shot, but the great Eddie Van Halen?Or do you like Van Hagar fronted by someone who can actually sing live.Dave is great in the studio (because of retakes and editing) and great twirling that stick during jump, but those are the only 2 positive things I can say about the guy nowdays.Not sure what happened between 2008 and 2015……………..7 years…..lol.

Are you only interested in the vocal performance? I am sorry, but I hate the way Vic Johnson “plays” VH songs. I listened to the Circle on Spotify yesterday driving home from LA to Phoenix, went to see VH on 7-11. Frankly, I was bored with most of the songs, fast forwarded most of the time. Vic is not even in the same league as Ed, not even remotely. I would rather see a legendary band play their asses off, put on a great show. Dave sounds better in person, take my word on this. I was 3rd row, the show was amazing. I have seen VH 50 times, every tour since 82, I loved it. I will be in the pit for Phoenix also, wish I could go 5 more times. The band more than makes up for Dave, they are fabulous. Easy choice, see VH. Oh, I got my video camera in, no problem at all.


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July 13, 2015 at 1:45 pm Quote #46978

chrisc
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Watching DDL, they look real happy to be playing together. I love Sammy too, but to go see the Circle over VH at this point? Just put At Your Service on the night of the show and it will be the same. Go see VH, as said before, this could be the last time they play together!


Get busy living or get busy dyin


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July 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm Quote #46981

VAiN
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omahaswine: I would be there to see Sammy not Vic Johnson.Not to mention Michael Anthony.Vic does a great job.Thank you very much.

I’m sorry, but Vic pretty much sucks. He’s nothing special.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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July 13, 2015 at 2:14 pm Quote #46982

jroundy
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VAiN: I’m sorry, but Vic pretty much sucks. He’s nothing special.

Come on…. he doesn’t suck. He is no superstar. I have played guitar for more than 30 years… and Vic is a quality player.


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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July 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm Quote #46988

guitard
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zr1fevr: Oh, I got my video camera in, no problem at all.


What kind of camera – point-and-shoot or actual video camera?


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July 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm Quote #46992

Gilligan
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I saw Sammy and the Wabos in Hawaii a few short years ago in a small venue and it was only $20 bucks to get in. During the show I caught (well, dropped and found) a Vic’s pick and a guy instantly offered me $25 for it. Sweet – free concert and a beer! I love Vic!


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July 13, 2015 at 9:40 pm Quote #47005

zr1fevr
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guitard: What kind of camera – point-and-shoot or actual video camera?

Video camera, I believe its a Sony VR260. Records full HD, 160GB hard drive & 5.1 audio also. Same cam I used in 2012. During SGMAD Saturday, I see a flashlight & hear a whistle, thought they were telling me to stop recording. Ends up they were trying to kick out someone who snuck in the pit, & I was in the way.


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July 13, 2015 at 9:48 pm Quote #47006

zr1fevr
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What do you guys use to edit video for youtube? I am trying to put some songs up from San Bernadino, but I can’t get the YT software to work to edit my footage.


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July 13, 2015 at 10:39 pm Quote #47009

guitard
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I use Sony Vegas Video Pro 13. Kind of a steep learning curve if you’re trying to learn it by yourself. Not as bad as the old days before Youtube though.


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July 13, 2015 at 10:51 pm Quote #47010

zr1fevr
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guitard: I use Sony Vegas Video Pro 13.Kind of a steep learning curve if you’re trying to learn it by yourself.Not as bad as the old days before Youtube though.

It sucks because all the video stuff on this pc, my good one died last month, wont let me edit it to a file YT will take. They are m2TS files, & I can’t remember what I used back in 2012 to make it work. I don’t know if this pc is just too slow to handle the YT edit software, the file is about 20 GB total.


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July 13, 2015 at 11:10 pm Quote #47011

guitard
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If you’re working with an older computer, that’s probably the biggest hurdle. Those full HD .m2ts files require a lot of RAM and a decent video graphics card. Not to mention, it has to load an entire 20GB file to get started.


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