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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The trick of waiting until the last minute worked. We just got tickets on Eddie's side of the stage virtually right at the circular catwalk!! 11'th row!! KICK ASS!!

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going to see them at Wachovia in Philly, although the seats will be mediocre.


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We were just hoping to get any seat. As nothing was coming up on ticketbastard until this afternoon.

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is so lucky. How much did you spend on it?


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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The tickets were $125 each.

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Posted: 24 Sep 07, 20:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lucky bastard

:'(


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Posted: 25 Sep 07, 21:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wanted to go really bad but my mom didn't want to pay 265$. I don't have any money of my own either.


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Congratulations - it's great to see real fans getting the tickets instead of them all going to touts.

I hope you enjoy the gig!

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QueenMercury46 wrote:

I wanted to go really bad but my mom didn't want to pay 265$. I don't have any money of my own either.


I'll take your Mom. I'll even buy her ticket.

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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QueenMercury46 wrote:

I wanted to go really bad but my mom didn't want to pay 265$. I don't have any money of my own either.


I'll take your Mom. I'll even buy her ticket.

That's okay....

haha....


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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

The trick of waiting until the last minute worked. We just got tickets on Eddie's side of the stage virtually right at the circular catwalk!! 11'th row!! KICK ASS!!


And who's little trick was that??!!! ;) Congrats!


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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

enjoy tonight

i will wave to you from our skybox


woooooooo hoooooooooooooooo


i got a way with the boys on my block.. :-)

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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PANAMA! PANA MA HAH!


Roger: Can I go To Lunch Now?

Brian: No, You Can't...

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Freddie: Oh Shit, All this crap again?!



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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The question on my mind is whether Dave will do any of Sammy's songs. Any idea?


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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fucking awesome... The only downside is that Eddie does not come out on the catwalk. I can't complain though because we were right beside the catwalk. We had clear line of site to the stage, so no heads to look over. Here is the setlist:

01. You Really Got Me
02. I'm the One
03. Runnin' With the Devil
04. Romeo Delight
05. Somebody Get Me a Doctor
06. Beautiful Girls
07. Dance the Night Away
08. Atomic Punk
09. Everybody Wants Some
10. So This Is Love?
11. Mean Street
12. Pretty Woman
13. Drum Solo
14. Unchained
15. I'll Wait
16. And the Cradle Will Rock
17. Hot for Teacher
18. Little Dreamer
19. Little Guitars
20. Jamie's Cryin'
21. Ice Cream Man
22. Panama
23. Guitar Solo (incl. "Women in Love" intro, "Cathedral", "Eruption")
24. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
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25. 1984
26. Jump

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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iron eagle wrote:

enjoy tonight

i will wave to you from our skybox


woooooooo hoooooooooooooooo


You were there?? :-)

It was awesome, except for the fact that I had a teeerrible stomach ache for about half the show. I bit my lip and made it through, though. LOL

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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, since no one has really given us an idea about how good the show was, leave it to me to fill you in and I wasn't even there!!!

Seems like old times: Van Halen rocks arena

Opening night of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion with David Lee Roth literally kicked off with several of Roth's highflying kicks at Charlotte Bobcats Arena on Thursday, although Eddie Van Halen was the first to appear on stage with one of his own signature hurky-style jumps.

The last time Van Halen performed in Charlotte with Roth as its frontman, he had just turned 30, gas was $1.21 a gallon and tickets to the show at the old Charlotte Coliseum were $12.50.

Twenty-three years later, the band's original members are all over 50 and guitarist Eddie Van Halen's 16-year-old son Wolfgang has replaced original bassist Michael Anthony.

The show sold out in a matter of minutes in August, and the arena was packed when the band hit the stage around 8:30 p.m., following a short but sweet set of pop and reggae-tinged R&B by Kymani Marley.

Fans assumed after well-publicized fighting, ill will and a couple of false starts over the past 11 years that the group would never reunite. But earlier this year the Van Halen brothers announced that Roth would rejoin the fold. If the group can keep egos and tempers in check (sources say the three original members arrived on separate buses for rehearsals), the reunion could be the biggest tour of the decade.

Any animosity wasn't apparent on stage as Roth and Eddie Van Halen saddled up next to each other, smiling, during "Everybody Wants Some" and "Dance the Night Away." Roth and Wolfgang Van Halen even sang "Oh Pretty Woman" side by side.

The younger Van Halen proved to be a showy player and spot-on backing vocalist, although he didn't yet prowl the stage like a seasoned vet.

His post rehab father looked skinny, but cut, as did his brother. In fact, the original members all looked fit, though none ran around the stage like they did 25 years ago.

"You Really Got Me" started things off with the band sticking to the set list that was leaked on the internet last week. Highlights included "Beautiful Girls," "Unchained," and "Hot For Teacher." The group saved its biggest single and only #1 pop song, "Jump," for the encore.

Roth left the band in 1985, scoring several pop hits on his own. His former band outlasted his solo success, topping the mainstream rock charts 11 times without him.

But to many fans it just wasn't the same without the flamboyant, larger-than-life Roth jumping and posing out front like an uber-charismatic game show host. One fan compared him to Liberace strutting in his embroidered jackets and skintight leather striped pants.

What might be overlooked in favor of his over-the-top persona is his voice, which was in peak form Thursday. He easily met and held notes that younger singers like Jon Bon Jovi just can't reach anymore.
-COURTNEY DEVORES, Charlotte Observer


another:

Van Halen: Still brothers in rock

First, the good news: David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen got through the entire stretch of their first show together in 22 years last night without killing each other.

Now the better news: At last night's opening salvo of a national tour at the Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, N.C., the two performed with a vintage measure of joy and verve, showing neither the vitriol that long ago fractured them, nor the problems that have plagued them as individuals in the time between - including, most recently, a spell in rehab for Eddie.

Joining the duo in this eons-in-themaking comeback were drummer Alex Van Halen and Eddie's son Wolfgang on bass, subbing for Michael Anthony.

The latter snub prevented the tour from pulling off a full revival of the original gang of four.

But the pitched spirit and chops displayed this night evoked more than enough of the band's '8

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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...and of course the one we dread:


Gods of Rock Deliver the Goods: Van Halen Kick Off Reunion Tour




“You’re going to see some tears when they hit that stage,” said Modesto, California’s Matt Caramella as he waited for Van Halen with David Lee Roth to hit the stage for the first time since 1984 in Charlotte, North Carolina, last night. Sure enough, tears streamed down his face as the lights went down and Eddie Van Halen appeared on the darkened stage, shirtless and wearing faded green Army fatigue shorts and white sneakers, cranking out the first few riffs of the band’s reconstituted Kinks cover “You Really Got Me.” By the time Roth came out, wearing tight black leather pants, a polka-dotted shirt and white sports jacket with gaudy black embroidery, Caramella was in fist-pumping ecstasy. “These guys are my heroes,” he shouted over the din, “the gods of rock & roll.”

And for more than two hours, the gods delivered. From “You Really Got Me” to “Runnin’ with the Devil,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Unchained,” “Hot for Teacher,” “Ice Cream Man,” “Panama,” guitar-god solo “Eruption,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “Jump” and about thirteen more classic Van Halen tunes, the band was in top form for their long-overdue reunion. “I’m not going to waste time BS-ing around tonight,” Roth told the delighted, sold-out crowd of predominantly middle-aged guys in white- and blue-collar work clothes and gals who’d retrieved their Eighties bustiers for a night of original hair-metal nostalgia. But he was lying: Roth was at his BS best.

His hair may be shorter and crow’s feet longer, but Diamond Dave is every bit the Vegas showman that he was two decades ago, when he left Van Halen for an ill-fated solo career that took him from cheesy bad to train-wreck worse. He showed his gift for gab — and flamboyant duds — from the get-go, imitating Mick Jagger and martial arts moves, smiling like a clown, riding a giant microphone. And despite old wounds, his bandmates seemed charmed by their new old lead singer. Eddie Van Halen, switching from his signature Peavey “Wolfgang” guitar to his old, red- and white-striped “Frankenstein,” nuzzled up to Roth several times. And drummer Alex Van Halen, sporting his trademark white headband, pounded his kit with a constant smile. If original bassist Michael Anthony was missed at first, it wasn’t long before Eddie’s sixteen-year-old son, Wolfgang Van Halen, had the crowd in the palm of his hands. The teenaged slap-style bass player held his own with style, grace and grit, throwing out picks to the audience as he walked the catwalk into the crowd, his bass in hand, during “Atomic Punk.” There were some bumps along the way, including a few times when Roth missed his vocal cues, but the audience could not have cared less.

All four members looked healthy and fit, particularly Eddie, who has gone from drug-addict weird to middle-age handsome since the original band’s aborted reunion of 1996. Even young Wolfgang seemed to have lost some of the baby fat he showed in earlier photographs with the band. And then there was Diamond Dave, who has evolved from rock & roll cool to old-Vegas hip with style, grace and his eternally smart sense of flamboyant irony.

“Did this really happen?” Matt Caramella shouted as the house lights went up following the encore, “Jump.” By then, his tears had mingled with the sweat running down his face from his buzz cut. “Man, that was like a fucking dream.”
-Mark Kemp, ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE


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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

Well, since no one has really given us an idea about how good the show was, leave it to me to fill you in and I wasn't even there!!!


Oh, sorry... I was waiting to post my in-depth Edward Van Halen review on Queenpedia. ;-D

Here's some pics:
http://www.charlotte.com/multimedia/galleries/gallery/296298-a296254-t3.html



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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Micrówave wrote:

Well, since no one has really given us an idea about how good the show was, leave it to me to fill you in and I wasn't even there!!!


Oh, sorry... I was waiting to post my in-depth Edward Van Halen review on Queenpedia. ;-D


Oh I'm sure millions of fans are waiting on pins and needles for that. You should forget that section, you still haven't got Steve Ferrone done right.

"Steve Ferrone played drums with Brian at the Guitar Expo concert in 1992."

That's all he did with Brian? You call yourself an expert? Puhlease!!!