VH open for Rolling Stones Tangerine Bowl 1981

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November 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm Quote #30573

PT5150
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This topic is over at Links.
I have always loved the photo from this gig on the back of Diver Down cover. A bootleg video of this show would have been awesome in front of that huge crowd with VH at the top of their game. Does anyone know much about the gig or have any other photos?
Here is some of the things from links about it, a few photos I found and some information on the show.. :wink:


http://therockfile.wordpress.com/201…ine-bowl-1981/
A Night At The Tangerine Bowl, 1981
”The front rows in Orlando were filled with these 12- or 13-year-old girls, some of whom were making the most unseemly suggestions.”
- Mick Jagger, the New York Times, November 4th, 1981.
In the fall of 1981, the Rolling Stones were touring behind Tattoo You, released that August. It would be the largest Stones tour to date, breaking ticket sale records and raking in millions.
Van Halen, on the road supporting Fair Warning, ran into the Stones in Orlando, Florida. They would serve as opener for both shows, marking the only time these bands would ever share the same stage.
From the desk of Rock File contributing editor Mac Cancribbe comes first-hand snapshots of the Rolling Stones and Van Halen live at Orlando’s Tangerine Bowl, October 25th, 1981.
A Seminal Rock Event to say the least.
It was my first real rock concert. I was 15. Most of my family had gone to New Jersey to attend my uncle’s wedding. My brother John and I stayed in Orlando to go to the concert. We bought 20 tickets, 10 each, the maximum you could get. They cost $16.35 a piece and we sold them to friends for $20.
Not much of a scalp.
The Henry Paul band opened for Van Halen, who were supporting the Stones. Only later did I learn that Van Halen opened the two Orlando shows. That was it.
Halen and the Stones, two nights only!
A few songs into Van Halen’s set, David Lee Roth, speaking to the press box down front, shouted, “Do you know what the first thing the newspaper critic with the Elvis Costello haircut is going to write about this show in tomorrow’s paper? How fucked up Van Halen was!”
The crowd cheers.
“And you know what the second thing they are going to write is? How fucked up the audience was!”
The crowd goes nuts.
“Well, this one’s for the press!” Roth moons the press box, and the band kicked into “So This Is Love?”
The stadium played “London Calling” by The Clash a few minutes before the Stones came out, switching to Duke Ellington’s “Take the ‘A’ Train” as the band finally took the stage:
Mick Jagger in orange football pants, an orange tank top, an orange button-down shirt (completely unbuttoned) and pointy white shoes; Keith Richards in a short leopard coat; Bill Wyman in a yellow suit, standing still the whole time.
I had wriggled my way down to the 30-yard line just before the Stones went on. They opened with “Under My Thumb.” I could only catch glimpses of Mick because everyone else was taller than me. When the song was over, I ran back to my end zone bleacher seats to enjoy the rest of the show.
- Mac Cancribbe, concertgoer
It would be another eight years before the Rolling Stones returned to tour America. Van Halen was three years away from releasing the best-selling album of their career, 1984.
Their paths would never cross again, but for two nights in Orlando in the fall of ‘81, the Rolling Stones and Van Halen rocked the Tangerine Bowl, and it was good.
Rolling Stones concert ticket, collection of the Rock File

Van Halen Setlist at Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, USA October 25th 1981.
1.On Fire
2.Sinner’s Swing!
3.Drum Solo
4.Hear About It Later
5.So This Is Love?
6.Jamie’s Cryin’
7.Bass Solo
8.Runnin’ With the Devil
9.Dance the Night Away
10.Sunday Afternoon in the
11.Romeo Delight
12.Everybody Wants Some!!
13.Ice Cream Man
(John Brim cover)
14.Mean Street
15.Guitar Solo
16.Feel Your Love Tonight
17.You Really Got Me
(The Kinks cover)
18.Unchained
19.Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love


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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November 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm Quote #30575

VAiN
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These shows must have been amazing.. I have to believe they were recorded.. too big in VH history to not have been.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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November 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm Quote #30576

JasonA
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Wow, I can’t believe they would have had time for 19 songs in an opening set.


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November 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm Quote #30577

guitard
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VAiN: I have to believe they were recorded.. too big in VH history to not have been.


There are a ton of Rolling Stones soundboards from the 1981 tour – seems like every show eventually leaked. Can’t help but wonder … did the VH soundboards at these two shows also got recorded by the same people who recorded all the Stones shows?


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November 2, 2013 at 1:52 am Quote #30582

thismusicsux
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JasonA: Wow, I can’t believe they would have had time for 19 songs in an opening set.

Yeah trip that they played basically their whole FW (headlining) setlist. crazy.

And I do love that pic… one of my favs.


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November 2, 2013 at 2:01 am Quote #30583

thismusicsux
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tix and shirt:



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November 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm Quote #30585

VAiN
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Think there’s a soundboard of the henry paul band? :mrgreen:


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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November 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm Quote #30587

ron
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VAiN: Think there’s a soundboard of the henry paul band? :mrgreen:

Enjoy!
http://rapidshare.com/files/9150620/HPB_81.rar
Feel The Heat
766-6623 (right man on the line)
Keepin’ Our Love Alive
Hollywood Paradise
Distant Rider
Crazy Eyes


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November 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm Quote #30590

guitard
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That era of the Henry Paul Band had a couple of great guitar players named Billy Crain and David Fiester. I’ve got a DVD of a 1982 show they did in Los Angeles and they really light up the frets.


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November 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm Quote #30607

mrmojohalen
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What time did the Rolling Stones hit stage?

Don’t understand the 12 noon start time or the doors open at 9AM policy.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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November 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm Quote #30608

PT5150
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There would have to be a film or audio version of these 2 shows as Vain said. I think VH for sure would have something from it.
I like Al’s comment “The Stones closed for us once”


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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November 2, 2013 at 11:27 pm Quote #30613

PT5150
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From Dave’s book.



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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November 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm Quote #30650

frankm
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JasonA: Wow, I can’t believe they would have had time for 19 songs in an opening set.

I thought the same thing at first until I saw … three bands and a stadium. Usually stadium, festival type shows has six or more band each playing much shorter sets. If the show started at Noon and had three bands they each could have played two hour sets.


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