2015-08-11 Xfinity Center, Hartford, CT

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August 12, 2015 at 11:11 am Quote #48390

VAiN
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Great pics & videos! Thank you for sharing that!


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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August 12, 2015 at 11:15 am Quote #48391

sickman
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guitard: You basically followed my advice ~ I thought that would work out well, and it sounds like it did!

Yes I did. It did work out well. They couldn’t believe it.


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August 12, 2015 at 11:25 am Quote #48392

guitard
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I’ve played that trick on my younger brother so many times, that he almost expects to sit in the cheap seats for a minute before I tell him we need to move down to the front. The only time it doesn’t work is if I have to buy tickets from a scalper outside the venue and he is with me when I buy the tickets.

Did you get any hassles while shooting video?


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August 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm Quote #48393

sickman
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No Hassel at all shooting video


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August 12, 2015 at 1:44 pm Quote #48394

JasonA
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August 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm Quote #48398

PT5150
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Sounds like Brian & Rib you both had a awesome time very happy for you both…Rob was it cool seeing the Star guitar being played on I’ll Wait…?
For me I’d love to see the Kramer 5150 come out but don’t think we will see that.
Very happy for you both & yes would love to see a Blu Ray multi cam of the show one day….


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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August 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm Quote #48400

sickman
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A couple of things about the show. KWS is awesome. The best opening act after AIC that I’ve seen open for Van Halen. Way better than KATG.

During one song, I think the end of HFT Dave dropped the mic off the stage into the security pit. It was right in front of one of the guys with the video cameras for the big screens and Dave motioned to him to pick it up for him. The guy didn’t even after repeatedly being waved off by Dave to stop video taping. Finally a security guy picked it up and handed it to him.

Wolfs bass tech is also Dave’s tech. He is the guy that comes out and sets up Dave’s chair, guitar and mic stand for Ice Cream Man.

From my vantage point I could see Dave and Wolfgang hanging out together on Wolf’s side of the stage before the show.

As soon as the show was over the Van Halen’s were on their buses and heading out of town. I know this because when we got to our truck which was parked in a VIP lot right outside the venue I saw there 3 tour buses being escorted out by the police. Based on the fact that it only took us at best 5 minutes to get from our seats to our truck they must have walked off the stage and right on to the bus.

The inside part of the venue was packed, 7500 people and there was a pretty good crowd on the lawn even though it poured.

There was a lot of pot in the air. I think my kids may have gotten a contact high because they all wanted to go to Wendy’s after the show!

Ed and Dave were having a great time on stage. None of it looked forced or rehearsed. Dave made the comment that if he and Ed can pull this off than world peace could be possible.


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August 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm Quote #48401

sickman
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sickman: No Hassel at all shooting video

Oh my god. I just noticed that Jason. I am friggin beat. Nice one Hoff


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August 12, 2015 at 11:11 pm Quote #48402

guitard
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My favorite Hasselhoff pic!

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/007/576/recursive_hasselhoff_I_did_it_for_the_lolz_Part_4-s220x340-157341.gif

I had to turn this off – just too damn hard to read while that thing is going.


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August 13, 2015 at 9:40 am Quote #48404

mjk2112
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sickman: No Hassel at all shooting video

think i have any problem getting my edirol R-09 in with my stealth mics into a show? I do have VIP but i haven’t heard much chatter about what security is checking for? and by the small amount of audio sources not sure what to do? thanks for any guidance.. \m/


boldly going nowhere


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August 13, 2015 at 10:05 am Quote #48405

guitard
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mjk2112: think i have any problem getting my edirol R-09 in with my stealth mics into a show? I do have VIP but i haven’t heard much chatter about what security is checking for? and by the small amount of audio sources not sure what to do? thanks for any guidance.. \m/



Just crotch it and get it all set up in a bathroom stall. How do you wear/deploy your mics?


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August 13, 2015 at 10:27 am Quote #48406

sickman
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mjk2112: think i have any problem getting my edirol R-09 in with my stealth mics into a show? I do have VIP but i haven’t heard much chatter about what security is checking for? and by the small amount of audio sources not sure what to do? thanks for any guidance.. \m/

I was searched, just a pat down and had my camera, cell phone, extra batteries and ear plugs in my pockets and they didn’t ask to see any of it.


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August 13, 2015 at 10:52 am Quote #48408

mjk2112
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sickman: I was searched, just a pat down and had my camera, cell phone, extra batteries and ear plugs in my pockets and they didn’t ask to see any of it.

thank you..


boldly going nowhere


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August 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm Quote #48411

sickman
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The VHND used my pics and videos for their show page for Hartford!

http://www.vhnd.com/2015/08/11/van-halen-rocks-hartford/

HARTFORD _ The reports of David Lee Roth’s demise have been slightly exaggerated.

The “singer” fronted Van Halen at the Xfinity Theatre on Tuesday night, performing 25 songs over the course of a two hour and 15 minute set. It was fast and furious as the group walked out to “Light Up the Sky” and ripped through 19 songs before even slowing down to take a breath.
In some respects, David Lee Roth has had a tougher summer than Tom Brady. From Van Halen’s tour announcement performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the spring right through to the band’s stop in New Jersey on Monday night, Roth has been taking critical shrapnel about his reedy, declining vocals.
While it is true that he falls short on the high notes, there was little evidence during the Hartford stop that Roth isn’t capable of continuing to front this band and provide VH fans with a representative rock experience.

It doesn’t hurt that Roth is backed by “the best rock band in the business” as he would describe the ensemble of guitar god Eddie Van Halen, his son Wolfgang on bass, and brother Alex on drums. The trio certainly carried the day with a relentless and pummeling delivery.
Through “Running with the Devil,” and “Feel Your Love Tonite” the blistering power trio backed Roth as he flitted around the stage like a game show host rousting the studio audience for the grand prize giveaway.
Roth changed costumes more than Cher, with jackets that ranged from sequined to satin and flamboyant scarves that he twirled overhead. He soaked up the spotlight wherever it spilled over on the stage.
The pace was so frenetic that it seemed the band was either trying to wear Roth down or prove that the veterans could hang with Wolfgang, the 24 year-old bass player.

Roth never wavered and the band played on.
“Somebody Get Me a Doctor” from the band’s 1979 “Van Halen II” release saw Eddie Van Halen jamming side by side with his son while “Little Guitars” provided Van Halen and Roth, whose frosty relationship is legendary, an opportunity to play off each other.

If Roth faltered at all it was during “Dance the Night Away” as the upper register eluded him and he semi-talked his way through the chorus. He found his voice on “Hot for Teacher,” and then miss-stepped again on “In a Simple Rhyme” forgetting the words at the outset.

Eddie Van Halen utilized every knob, pedal, string, and switch available to him for his 9-minute solo which served as a precursor to the Kink’s cover “You Really Got Me.” The band finished up with “Panama” and skipped the formality of a stage-exit-return-for-encore by sliding right into “Jump.”

Kenny Wayne Shepherd opened the show with a 40 minute set.

The 3 concert photos above and first 6 below, as well as most videos below, are from “Sickman” from VHLinks, who’s pictured here with his family at the Hartford show. His son Alex is wearing the concert jersey that dad got at his very first Van Halen concert, back in 1984, in Hartford.

Read more: http://www.vhnd.com/2015/08/11/van-halen-rocks-hartford/#ixzz3iizz3Y5C


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August 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm Quote #48412

Gilligan
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Nice! You really did shoot some nice stuff the other day.


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