Remember everyone! I'm going on vacation, I'm not in jail. I'll talk at ya on the other side.
Is that Poor Decision Making Rob Lowe? That dude gotta have cable.
Unfortunately my kids have heard an F bomb or two themselves. A few more wont kill them. I want them to share this with me, even though VH(read David) isn't at the top of their game. My kids recognize their songs, I've put the six pack on their iPods. At night during bath time Classic Halen is usually blaring out of their rooms. My wife is less than thrilled XD.
I went to the VH store and bought us all new shirts for the show. Like I need another Van Halen shirt, the kids have grown out of theirs, but I didn't need one ;)
W&CF is one of my favorite albums. I think it is my favorite. The songs all kick ass and they really hit there stride with that one and FW. In A Simple Rhyme is just beautiful. Then they rush out Diver Down, it was disappointing to say the least.
No, I saw them in Cleveland on Dave's birthday. And on the next tour I saw them opening night in Louisville and on the second night in Detwat. I live in Perrysburg in NW Ohio. Unfortunately Detwat is easier than going to Cbus
lim sorry, but in the above story I meant to say Sammy signed my shirt during the show. After rereading it looks like Ed. I don't think Ed would have been able to sign anything that night. He was crunk.
Yeah the preparty was lame, but sound check was cool and getting the signed poster was awesome. It is orange and black. My wife won't let it in the house, so for years it had to be under the bed in the guest room. When I bought my practice the first thing I did was bring my VH posters in and hang them in my private office. I spent over $200 to get the Orange one framed. I'm nuts, I know.
Not any more. He might here a MF or two from Dave. I'm taking my 9 year old, does that make me a bad parent? I'm getting lawn seats for the same reasons.
I'm going to the show on Friday September 4th at DTE. I'm taking Mrs. Doc and the two little Doc's. They'll be 11 and 9. They already like Halen, it's time to let the bug fully bite! "My love is rotten to the core!"
I was at that Detroit show. I payed my $250. I won the poster signed by the band at the end of the raffle during the before party. Sound check was cool because of the jamming, but you are right Eddie was drinking Loon and was having guitar "troubles" If you remember they cut sound check short. During the Detroit show he sat on the side of the stage right in front of me and signed my shirt.
I also did the $750 for the first Roth tour. No sound check and worse seats.
Cool story about Sammy. He does treat his fans well and is prolific on putting stuff out. I like him, just not in VH.
I just gave you the only +1 you have for that reply. I think your trolling of hairbaugh would be epic. I'm glad I'm off the list. Enjoy me being on vacation.
Dude, you must be wanting a little vacation time yourself. Especially calling out El Deuce (Ramzy, cause he's second in charge). That's worse than DV'ing a mod. XD You're a funny guy.
Not trying to press my luck, so close to vacation and all. Ramzy taking me off the list, is that a good thing, or bad. I'm so cornfused.
This isn't a reunion tour Oyster. This is in fact the third tour they have done with Dave. But, agreed Mike needs to be brought back for one last go.
Yeah, I've got it. It is a good album. I think Dave was more adventursome with his music. He would try new things. He always seemed to get a red hot guitar player too. Jason Becker worked with him on A Little Ain't Enough, I think that was the album.
That was the 2004 tour. Eddie was a mess. I saw them at Joe Louis and couldn't recognize songs until Sammy started singing. Ed and Al stayed together and Mike and Sam hung out themselves. The only cool thing about that was seeing sound check and watching Ed, Al, and Mike play anything we asked them to. Hearing I'm the One being played two feet in front of you was mind blowing. I also won a tour poster signed by all four guys. Pretty cool night.
That's the one he played on the 5150 tour I think. Do you play? I play a mean air guitar.
Lou, did you build that "Frankie" in your picture?
Sammy would always pick up everything thrown on stage. I saw him about 5 years ago at the Fox Theatre in Detwat. These girls in the front row handed him a Scarlet OSU hat. Sammy took it from them and said he would be in trouble if he wore it. He said fuck it and put it on just the same. Everyone was booing, but he wore it for about three songs, signed it and gave it back to them.
Brutus, you have many good points. I prefer the classic line up, because I enjoy Diamond Dave. The Hagar era was good, but to me it wasn't Van Halen. I saw them the first time on Monsters of Rock in 1988(Indy), and have seen them on every tour since, except for Gary. I saw the Balance tour 5 times, twice in two nights in different cities. I've got a drawer full of tour shirts to prove it. I have also seen Dave every tour he has done since 1986.
Sammy out of VH is more fun, and I like the music better. I've seen him a ton too. Even went all the way to Cabo. He has made a shit ton of money and good for him. There for a long time he was the only one of the 5 of them out there touring. I think Eddie is a vindictive spoiled child, but he can sure play a mean guitar.
It kicks righteous ass.
I was at that show too. Didn't Ed sit on a striped stool for part of the show?
You are correct on all accounts Lou. My beef with Hagar was he was even more shallow lyrically than Dave. Van Halen went from singing about getting laid to singing about calling jerk-off numbers (Spanked from F.U.C.K.) Dave brought bravado and an over the top personality to stellar music. Sam was the exact opposite. I enjoy his solo work way more than his work in VH. I think Balance was a better album than Carnal Knowledge. Classic rock stations still play the original line up, I hardly ever hear Van Hagar. But, I would be hard pressed to find a better replacement for Dave than Sammy.
You said earlier in the week I was on your list. Was that for the trip?
Wolf is the ONLY reason the band is even functioning. Without Wolfgang in the band there would be no Van Halen. Eddie wanted to play with his son. Wolf was the reason for getting Dave back too. He likes the classic version.
None I give a shit about. Did you tip your hand on the Friday field trip location Oyster?