2013-07-24 Paso Robles

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July 26, 2013 at 1:18 am Quote #28410

cabojohnny5150
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Here’s the video to Everybody Wants Some (sorry it is a bit shakey in some parts. My daughter was dancing and bumping my arm) I will upload the video of Jump tomorrow.



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July 26, 2013 at 5:17 am Quote #28421

animal
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Cool pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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July 26, 2013 at 7:07 am Quote #28424

PT5150
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Awesome photos.
Love this shot..
THE VH GANG…..



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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July 26, 2013 at 7:26 am Quote #28426

ron
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cabojohnny5150: What was the wrong info? Did I mis a song?

You had posted:

Here’s the set list:
Unchained
Devil
She’s The Woman (heartbeat solo)
Tattoo

They appear to have played Romeo Delight after She’s The Woman:



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July 26, 2013 at 7:31 am Quote #28428

mjk2112
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Sounds great!!!



boldly going nowhere


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July 27, 2013 at 5:46 am Quote #28457

PT5150
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cabojohnny5150: Here’s the video to Everybody Wants Some (sorry it is a bit shakey in some parts. My daughter was dancing and bumping my arm) I will upload the video of Jump tomorrow.

Wonder if Ed was shitting himself with Dave and that sword ?? 8-O


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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July 28, 2013 at 12:42 am Quote #28497

PT5150
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PT5150: Awesome photos.Love this shot..THE VH GANG…..

Jeff has used this great shot and many more from cabojohnny5150 at VHND. :mrgreen:


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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July 30, 2013 at 7:23 am Quote #28550

ron
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http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/07/29/2606428/van-halen-paso-robles-fair.html

David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen reunite for rocking night at Mid-State Fair

Published: July 29, 2013
San Luis Obispo – The Tribune

Note: As part of The Tribune’s coverage of the 2013 California Mid-State Fair, we’re running a series of concert reviews. Here, Tribune staffer Sarah Linn reviews the July 24 Van Halen concert.

On Wednesday, the stars aligned at the California Mid-State Fair for a momentous occasion: the long-delayed reunion of two legendary rock gods.

Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth and guitarist Eddie Van Halen first parted ways back in 1985, with Sammy Hagar replacing Roth and Gary Cherone taking over for Hagar in 1996. Roth briefly returned for a 2007-2008 tour, but left after that.

Now he’s back at the mike again, and his fans couldn’t be happier.

Accompanied by his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, and son, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen was in fine form Wednesday night, his fingers flying like lightning over the frets of his white-and-black guitar.

Roth, on the other hand, sounded a bit rough. Whether it was mere tiredness or the ravages of time, he seemed to have trouble hitting the same screaming high notes that were his signature in the 1970s and ’80s.

The crowd gathered at the Chumash Grandstand Arena — whipping their hair in the air, strumming imaginary guitars and throwing up the sign of the horns — didn’t seem to mind.

A combination of aging rockers reliving their youth and younger fans longing to recreate a bygone era, they wore everything from spaghetti-strapped sundresses and shorts to skull scarves, leather jackets and tight, torn jeans. (Several committed the cardinal sin of wearing a Van Halen T-shirt to a Van Halen concert, akin to listening to said band’s songs on the way to the show.)

Not to be outdone by his fans, Roth was resplendent in a sparkling, sequined black jacket, vest and pants, black boots, polka-dot shirt and light-colored scarf. Later in the show, Diamond Dave donned a floppy newsboy cap, then switched to a shiny turquoise shirt and sailor hat.

His final outfit featured a bright yellow mariachi jacket and sunglasses — his finery a contrast to the no-frills stage design.

Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen, in contrast, sported basic black V-necked tees and jeans. (Alex Van Halen remained hidden behind his massive drum set upstage.)

Wednesday’s show opened with a series of familiar hits — “Unchained,” followed by “Runnin’ with the Devil,” “She’s the Woman” and “Romeo Delight.” “Tattoo,” up next, appealed to the ink aficionados in the audience.

By the time Van Halen segued into the jungle-inflected “Everybody Wants Some!!,” the band had hit its stride.

Roth’s question to the audience — “Are we having a good time so far?” — was met with a resounding cheer. He followed that with “Get Me a Doctor,” “Chinatown” and “Hear About It Later” before switching gears with a cover of Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman.”

After a drum solo by Alex Van Halen came more golden oldies, including “You Really Got Me,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Hot for Teacher,” “Beautiful Girls” and “Panama.” Roth, who wielded a katana and a microphone stand over the course of the show, picked up an acoustic guitar for the bluesy opening to “Ice Cream Man.”

To close out the concert, Eddie Van Halen launched into an electrifying guitar solo that inspired excited cries of “Yeah, Eddie!” Then his bandmates returned to the stage.

“This is our last show for a while here in the United States. I can’t think of a better place to do it,” Roth announced before thanking the band’s hard-working road crew and launching into “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”

We walked out of the arena to the opening strains of “Jump!” having heard our fill of hard rock hits.


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July 30, 2013 at 8:02 am Quote #28551

JasonA
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It’s always an insightful review when the writer devotes no less than 4 paragraphs to describe what the audience and band were wearing, and then even gets some of that wrong…. :roll:


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July 30, 2013 at 8:06 am Quote #28552

sickman
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(Several committed the cardinal sin of wearing a Van Halen T-shirt to a Van Halen concert, akin to listening to said band’s songs on the way to the show.)

Since when is that a cardinal sin.


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July 30, 2013 at 8:36 am Quote #28553

Mink
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When did Roth leave after the 07/08 tour? This reviewer did no research what so ever.



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July 30, 2013 at 11:52 am Quote #28565

sickman
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Mink: When did Roth leave after the 07/08 tour?This reviewer did no research what so ever.

……and he’s back at the Mike again. Never saw mic spelled like the name.


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July 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm Quote #28566

Revo11
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…and he walked out of the arena while the concert was still going on. Guy sounds like a real rocker.


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August 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm Quote #28741

ron
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http://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/the-skinny-a-different-kind-of-truth/article_d9ea366a-d2cc-5f54-a06f-242595cfdedc.html

The skinny: A different kind of truth
Doug Fox – Daily Herald

A different kind of truth: As someone who has attended a lot of concerts in his lifetime — and the Rush show at USANA Amphitheatre on Wednesday was No. 242 overall on my pretty-official-but-sure-I’m-forgetting-a-couple-along-the-way list — I not only enjoy writing show reviews, but reading them as well.

So it was a few days ago that I happened across a writeup for a recent Van Halen show in Paso Robles, Calif. I figured to be in for a bumpy ride when a couple clear facts were misstated in the opening two paragraphs, but I really rolled my eyes when I read this declaration, referring to fan attire, a bit later:

“Several committed the cardinal sin of wearing a Van Halen T-shirt to a Van Halen concert, akin to listening to said band’s songs on the way to the show.”

Now I am certainly aware there are many nuances of so-called concert T-shirt etiquette — some that make sense and others that escape me — but the second half of that sentence is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. You can’t listen to the music of the band you’re going to see en route to the show?

“Yo, dude! Take ‘Fair Warning’ out of the CD player before you jinx the band and they bring Sammy Hagar back! Hey, let’s fire up some Chumbawumba.”

In my experience, prepping for a concert is a near-sacred ritual. It is something that begins a few weeks out and gradually builds in intensity as the show approaches. By the time we hit the parking lot at the concert venue, you better believe that night’s mane attraction has been cranking on the stereo all the way there.

Things became a bit clearer to me by the time I reached the last line of the review, where the author copped to walking out during the opening strains of the encore. Talk about cardinal concert sins.


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August 13, 2013 at 9:16 am Quote #28942

ron
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A little bit of RWTD from soundcheck: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/07/24/2597817/van-halen-soundcheck-at-the-mid.html

Intro and a bit of Unchained from soundcheck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSpaqH5FO9o


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