DLR 1988-04-23 Worcester DVD5

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January 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm Quote #55571


I can provide a Dropbox link to this after one of the leechers graduates to seeder status. Just PM me for the link.



David Lee Roth
Worcester, MA
April 23, 1988
CBG Classic Master Video Series Vol.53

video: (CBG) Ricoh R-600 (same specs as Sony CCD-V5) 8mm camcorder (w/ 2X teleconverter lens) master 8mm analog tape; NTSC, 4:3 PAR, 29.97 fps; transferred to harddrive via a firewire using a Sony TRV-330 8mm digital camera w/ Time Base Correction; video capture, editing, and 2-pass VBR encoding done with Sony Vegas Pro 13 at 8.2K max, 7.6K avg, 1K min; authored to DVD in Sony DVD Architect Pro 6.

audio: recorded w/ Aiwa-CM30A mic through the Ricoh R-600′s external mic in jack; captured with the video from the master 8mm analog tape; LPCM 1536 bit

All video editing, audio synching and DVD authoring by Silver Stallion.

running time: 65 mins (partial show)

1. On Fire
2. Steve Vai solo
3. Skyscraper
4. Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody
5. Goin’ Crazy!
6. steel drum solo
7. Yankee Rose
8. instrumental
9. Panama
10. California Girls
11. You Really Got Me
12. Jump

I only have one request, that you don’t take these files and post them on other torrent sites. I have many shows to upload. I will upload, let them get seeded by others and after a majority have downloaded the files completely, remove my files so I can seed something new. I prefer to manage my own shows on DIME and The Traders Den. I will upload to other sites when I wish to for select shows. Thanks for honoring my wishes in advance.

This is “CBG Classic Master Video Series Vol. 53”.

On a day when some celebrate a new blonde President of the United States, I am going to celebrate an old blonde President of the United States of Get Down! David Lee Roth! A day when Roth was at his height of popularity in the Rock and Roll world in 1984. When crowds were at a fever pitch thoughout the whole show as he hammed it up and looked out at the packed house crowd in amazement with a big smile on his face saying “Look At All The People Here Tonight!”. A time where everyone stood the whole show all the way up into the upper levels. Where the fans held lighters in the air in unison to show their allegiance to the band. Where security didn’t really hassle you unless you wanted to get up front on the floor, and even then, there would always reach a point where the security would let everyone fill the aisles up front and crowd the stage when there were seats on the floor. When every one with a seat on the floor would stand on their seat bottom from the moment the lights went down for the whole show duration. When you would experience the look and feel of the live show for the first time as it was being unveiled to you when you were in the show. When there weren’t reunion tours and all these bands were at their heights. When there wasn’t American Idol, The Voice or any of those shows to pick a singer to make popular. That was a fun time to experience Rock and Roll. Just 4 years later I was getting my chance to film those bands and was getting my way into these local bigtime arenas in the northeast big cities for the first time.

For a place I never filmed in until the night before for Roth, it was time to try it again. I didn’t think it would be this quick, but I really wanted the Roth shows. This was the place where I thought the craziest crowd happened of all 10 shows I saw on the Eat ‘em and Smile tour. The crowd was absolutely bananas, especially when Roth appeared on the little stage at the back of the arena for Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love. That moment with the crowd Goin’ Crazy made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Everyone was lit up from the overhead white lights and it was craziness level 10. None of the other shows were that loud or crazy. Maybe that is one of the reasons why he did two nights in Worcester on both the 86 and 88 tours, even though he played Providence, Hartford, Springfield and New Haven too, all within an hour and 15 minutes or less of Worcester.

Either way, after it being so tough to find a way into the Worcester Centrum the night before, and pulling the trick to find a guy that was patting every third person on the back, only to cut the line right behind someone that just got patted on the back and then he doesn’t pat me and the camcorder on my back, it was a case of just finding a woman who was lazy on a side door and going right in with only the pockets of the jacket being checked. So I was in.

I ended up going to the same left side of the stage in the 2nd level and got the warm up band Poison. As I was filming Roth, I was at the song Easy Street when all of a sudden it didn’t go so easy. In fact, it was the FIRST time I was caught filming. There was a security guy that came right down the row from my left and told me to stop filming. He said to give him the tape. He had on a head set headphone and microphone like a telemarketer. I ejected the tape and gave it to him. Then he turns and walks out of the row and goes down the stairs and disappears into the section entrance tunnel below to the concourse. I didn’t even see him coming. I was so intent looking through the viewfinder filming Roth that I didn’t know what was going on around me. I wondered how he could get me at that point. Everyone was standing and I was buried in the crowd of that section. I sat back and looked around and then I saw a guy with a headset up on the catwalk that went across the ceiling with binoculars looking at the crowd. That was how! Damn! I was pissed.

At first I was scared. Then I was bummed that I lost the tape and the show and I really wanted this show. I had never been caught before to that point. So I guess it was bound to happen sometime. This was when I would stand and film and not even cover the camera with anything. Rookie me! I then sat back and kind of peered at the guy on the catwalk on the ceiling of the Centrum without really being obvious to stare at him. I figured he would scope me from that point on. After a song or so, he walked away and left through a portal up there in the ceiling. I then got a bright idea. I couldn’t stay in that seat just to be cautious in case someone else from some other vantage point that I didn’t know about was still observing me, so I moved out one more section and up a few more rows to an empty seat. I had the Poison tape in my pants. I decided to take it out and start filming Roth. I started from the song ‘On Fire’ and got the rest of the show from there. Very fortelling as Roth was On Fire this night. If I didn’t decide to film Poison again that second night, I wouldn’t have had a second tape and the option to film the rest of the Roth show. I have no idea why they didn’t take me to security or kick me out, but there I was starting up again. I got the rest of the show, and the ending was the best ending of all of the shows I went to. So it was so worth it to restart filming and get what I could. It softened the blow of being caught filming and I got a keepsake of the best part of the show!

Roth was really into it….like no other show I went to, and I went to a lot of the northeast shows. It was the crowd. They were so loud and into it. These were the kinds of reasons why I would go to so many shows back then and not just film one show from a tour. You never knew what you would get and there were always differences in the band performances, the crowds, the setlists sometimes, and way the shows would go down. So some of the show captured is better than none captured. And in this case, I got the best part of the show which turned out to be the best ending of all the shows I went to! Are your really Ready! Are you really fu#kin’ ready?! Are you really, really fu#kin’ READY?! Roth is absolutely Ready because the crowd definitely was Ready, Get Ready to enjoy the end of the show from the second night in Worcester, Mass! CBG5150 Posted to DIME 2017-01-20.


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