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    If you went to the June 22nd show, please feel free to add a reply with your review here.

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    Just got back from the show at the BlockBuster Pavilion.
    Great Show!
    Dave Opened, Sam Closed.
    Overall I liked Sammy's show better. But I was stunned at how good Dave was. Stunned, I tell you. He seemed to remember all the words, and also didnt seem to be drunk off his ass. His voice is the best I have heard in years. And he actually seemed concerned about hitting notes and other things that would qualify as....
    Musicianship.
    The songs were tight, for the most part, but there were probably 3 times where the band could NOT find 1 to save their life, but they quickly found the beat. Actually, they were almost too tight. The band played the songs like the original recordings almost exactly. They essentially had no freedom to make the songs their own, and embellish with their own style. No matter... It's the Dave show. And that was cool.
    Another hugely great part was that since Dave didnt appear inebriated, he kept his between-song banter to a minimum. We were spared Dave's rambling scatalogical references that he is prone to any other time you might hear him speak.
    His acrobatics were quite good. Considering that he is pushing 50, he's still quite limber. He wore this bright blue outfit. Very Sparkly and very 70's. But you know what, it worked!
    Frankly, it's nice to see an entertainer who knows that show-business is about SHOW.
    Dave is in great shape, BTW.

    Sammy was great! Michael Anthony showed up to play a few VH songs. It was real neat to see Sam and Mike play together. The set was looser though. Even though Vic Johnson had to play the VH tunes very much like Eddie, he got to infuse his own style into it, particularly in the solos, which I think says a lot about how Sammy treats his bandmates. Gives them a little room to spread out.

    I appreciated a couple of the songs that were slower (Eagles Fly, Give to live) if only so I could sit down and not worry that I was missing much onstage.
    But every other tune kicked some serious ass!
    I'm sure there is a set list around here, and I'm sure each band stuck to it mostly.

    In case you dont know, Sammy was raised here in SoCal, about 5 miles from where this venue is, so when he plays here, it's like old home week for him. It's usually a pretty special show. But I think I liked Sammy overall because he chatted up the audience a bit, had fun and encouraged everyone to join in the party.
    The other side of that sword is that he takes the party theme obnoxiously too far. The stage is set up to remind him of his bar in Mexico. He has fans up on stage with him in little bleacher areas going crazy, and he will call out for a waitress to come out and bring him a drink. He's wearing a CaboWabo t-shirt, and he hawks his own brand of tequila during the show. (which is also available at the concession, coincidentally enough.) Before Sammy is introduced, there is a curtain up on stage with a picture of the CaboWabo Cantina, while the music playing is 'CaboWabo' by VH.
    THEN, he closed the show with the band singing a vocal-only version of CaboWabo again.

    Geez, could you hit me over the head with the Cabowabo thing just a little more Sam?

    Oh, and one of the more obnoxious items was a giant tequila bottle lowering from the rafters (I presume it's Sammy Brand) behind the drummers right side, near one of the bleachers. While it's coming down, Sammy is on his knees, giving homage to the bottle. (Think, Wayne's World. "We're not Worthy!!!")

    That was REALLY cheesy!!
    The only saving grace was the streamers and confetti that popped out of the giant bottle. That was kinda cool.
    I'm ok with the Cantina at the concert idea. But this selling tequila at the show just reeks of commercialism gone crazy.
    I'm a huge Sammy fan from way back. But....
    what? You're not making enough money, Sam? Now you gotta whore out your name in the interest of bringing bovine America another great way to pickle their livers? Isnt it bad enough already that you bring us a better $4 t-shirt at the $32 price tag at the show?

    So, again..... Overall a great show. Sammy's show was better, but only by a hair.

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    My sincere thanks for an objective and honest review. It's about time someone gave one.

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    I was at the Glen Halen Blockbuster Pavillion
    on Saturday night June 22nd and let me tell ya! what a show! I like them both equally, they both rock.

    First of all: some of the best tailgate partying
    I have ever experienced, lots of Beer, booze and
    women.

    I'm not gonna talk about how expensive everything was because I didn't care, I was there to rock out.

    Dave:
    Dave opened up with a bombastic version of hot for teacher and never let up, he wore the sparly blue rock star "Elvis" spandex and it worked, he is in amazing shape. His hair even looked thicker,
    Hair Club maybe? He sounded great, he sang and smiled and was just loving the stage and the crowd loved him, he has still got it. He actually sang every word, didn't forget any and sounded pretty good, I would say better than he did back in the day, although the high screams are not as powerfull as they used to be. His band was tight and provided the backing for the Dave show. His acrobatics were superb and his kicks actually got higher as the night wore on. He blasted through such classics as : Panama, Pretty woman, Dance the night away, D.O.A., A tremendous set list. Sammy was going to have put together a heck of show to top this. Dave closed with Jump and it sounded great, and even tossed in some sword action and a little "Air Roth" off of the drum riser. All in all a great performance, I went to the beer line smiling and feeling horny. A Van Halen kinda mood.

    Sammy:
    Sammy opened up with some video screen interview
    stuff that was kinda cheesy, but cool none the less, I like the guy. Then they played Cabo Wabo off of the Album as some sort of intro,they should have played that live, again kinda cheesy and then finally he opened up with "Red" and it wasn't really a first taker in other words it didn't grab ya and make you lock in think "wow"!
    The place lit up a little every time he broke into a Van Hagar song, especially when Michael Anthony jumped on stage, Sam needed that to compete with Dave, and those songs sounded great, his set list was rather awkward and unbalanced he would just get rocking and then slow it down. Although his voice did sound great,
    he takes that area hands down over Dave. The waitress and bar thing needs to go it was to "Jimmy Buffet". If Sammy would have thrown in:
    Cabo Wabo, Summer nights, Marching to Mars, two sides of love, remember the heroes, best of both worlds, he might have been able to win over the crowd, although crowd responses seemed a little louder for Sam, of course he was the closer and it was dark. I seen sammy on the marching mars tour, he was much better due to a better set list. Mas Tequila has got ot go that song is lame.

    All in all, a great show, on any given night either one of them would probibly be the favorite.
    They both rock and they both remind me of my teen years and Van Halen, If there is any kind of reunion, they should play with both of them, that would be awsome. The show was well worth the money and the hangover.

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    okie dokie here. i'm finally awake to post what i saw. here goes...

    7:30 rolls around and you see ray luzier walk up to take a seat behind his monster kit. the intro starts and the band fucks around for what seems like forever. then all of a sudden without warning, out comes diamond dave stage right in a tight bright blue spandex deal with black goggles on. the crowd fuckin roared when he came out and he saked the proverbial question, "ARE YOU READY?!" HFT started em off.

    they did mean street and it didn't sound that great, neither did yankee rose. they got real big cheers when they did cradle will rock, RWTD, DOA, so this is love, everybody wants some, unchained, ATBL. it was fuckin awesome to see dave to jump! he did a split off the drum riser to end the show, too cool. dave was holding back, you can tell. for about the last half hour, i don't know if anyone else caught this, he kept yelling and motioning at his sound people to turn someone up. to me, brian's guitar seemed to get lost in the mix sometimes and the bass was too loud. luzier can smash the shit outta drums that's for sure! dave sounded fuckin great. so i really don't know what all this banter is about him not being able to sing anymore. one really funny part was when at the end of cradle will rock when he sings the part "and his parents are overjoyed..." dave said..."and his parents are FUCKIN PISSED!" the crowd went nuts on that one. dave's delivery is classic, make no mistake about it. he can still command reaction from a crowd.

    sam's band was fuckin brilliant as well. mikey being there was great to see. mike took the mic and at one time said this was the "fucking best he has felt in 7 fuckin years!" vic put a real cool country/bluegrass spin on finish what ya started. mona can fuckin play that bass. nno offense to lomenzo from dave's band, but mona's got a bigger stage presence.

    sam's show was all visual as opposed to dave. sammy seems to be more of a performer if you will. imo, sam did put on a better show. but don't get me wrong, dave is still capapble of fronting vh, trust me. sam was also able ot close the show, which makes his show seem better as well. i would love to see the show again with sam opening. there's something to be said about being the closing act when it's nice and dark and the peole know there's only an hour and a half left. the fans are gonna empty their tanks because they know it's almost done.

    so basically here's what i think...

    i love dave era vh tremendously, a lil more the sam's era. but i think sam is gonna come back. sam sounds just as good as he did 10 years agao and his relationship with mikey i think will be the buffer for him to get back into the band. sam also had like a 10 minute video before the show started and he spoke about being in van halen and how great it was.

    another cool thing was right before the end of the show, sam thanked everyone for coming out and said dave was great! he said it's two different types of rock and roll and it's great; and that if you put it together it makes for one great fuckin night! right on! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    nice to see wolfman, TT and his gal, tripoutski and his wife, and fab shadow as well! and props to my boy ed-a-holic for coming all the way up from fuckin mexico!

    all i know is the vh bros are gonna have a tough time deciding who comes back. if they want longevity, it's sam. otherwise, dave can still do it imo.

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    Last night's performance by Sam and Dave.

    Dave was good, considering that I've never seen him live before, and the only way I've been able to judge him on his performance has been from live bootleg videos. He came onstage to no fanfare, except for the crowd, who let him know how much they loved him. He was wearing the turquoise tin foil suit, as we've all seen so far. Opened with "Hot For Teacher", and sprinkled his set with songs such as "I'm The One", "Little Dreamer", "Panama", and "Runnin' With The Devil". My only legitimate complaint is that Dave rarely spoke to the crowd, except to intro the band (which has me puzzled as to how Brian Young, formerly of the Atomic Punks, could run around like a madman on a small-ass stage when playing with them, but on a stage like last night, was pretty much a department store mannequin), or to insult this one guy who threw a full cup of beer at him. I actually thought that was pretty funny. He did the Jack Daniels Ejaculation bit, and got off a couple of good trademark DLR kicks. My opinion of Dave, now, is that when he sings songs that don't really require a whole lot of vocal ability, such as "Little Dreamer", "(Oh!) Pretty Woman", or "Ice Cream Man", or "So This Love?", he *can* pull it off, seriously. But, when he's trying too hard to be the Dave of old with classics like "Atomic Punk", "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", or "Panama", songs that required his trademark vocal yells and screams, it just ain't gonna happen folks, sorry. That's when he appears to be a shadow of his former self. If anyone bothered to pay enough attention to the video screen, you would've seen looks on his face that said he was giving it his all, and at times he also looked like he was gonna drop. But, he came out, he did it, and that's where I have to give him credit. He also did something at the end of his portion that I've never seen him do. He stood there for a few seconds, basking and taking it all in, looked out at everyone, and said, not into the mic, "I love you, thank you." Thanks, Dave. I've waited years for this, and all in all, I wasn't disappointed.

    Sammy Hagar. He kicked ass. This was "Hagar Country", and he proved it. "Red", "Heavy Metal" (with Mona and Jessie stealing the vocals from Sam, as per usual), "I Can't Drive 55" and "Mas Tequila" were a few of the songs he played. Mike came out to a thunderous response, and he owned that stage while he was there. He took the mic and said something to the effect of "I've waited for this for 7 years!" Mike came back for an encore that included "Dreams" and a *very* stripped down, a capella version of "Cabo Wabo". The pre-show video that showcased Sam's career was very well-received, but got an even better response when videos clips of his tenure in Van Halen were shown. He even threw out a "Sorry 'bout that, Eddie!" comment when the clip showing the drill going thru the guitar was shown as "Poundcake" started. The only time Sam had a nasty response was when he stole a few lines from "Panama" ("Reach down, between my legs and...ease the seat back.") during "Finish What Ya Started". That definitely was NOT a good move. Quite a few "boos" were heard throught the venue. Wonder what Dave had to say after the show about that? Vocally, Sam was tight, much better than when I saw him Vegas. The band was tight, interaction between him and the crowd was better, his whole show kicked serious ass. His Waborita waitresses were far better in every aspect than the girls in Vegas, too! Sam even concluded the show by thanking Dave and saying that "Dave's been great!" If this indeed was a duel between 2 Rn'R heavyweights, then Sam was clearly the winner, especially since the show was held in his hometown. As for Monday and Tuesday's upcoming performances in L.A., Dave will take those. There's no doubt about that. Unless Sam can pull off something completely and totally unexpected (like Ed jumping on stage, which won't happen anytime soon), Dave is going to take him down at Universal.

    Both of these guys had the time of their lives. I came away from the show last night knowing that I got my money's worth. More importantly, my son had a great time, and I know it's something he'll remember for a long time.
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    Originally posted by PolygonKing:
    Sammy was great! Michael Anthony showed up to play a few VH songs. It was real neat to see Sam and Mike play together. The set was looser though. Even though Vic Johnson had to play the VH tunes very much like Eddie, he got to infuse his own style into it, particularly in the solos, which I think says a lot about how Sammy treats his bandmates. Gives them a little room to spread out.
    I think Vic did just fine. Everyone just can't seem to get it thru their heads that, as Sam's guitarist, Vic has some very big shoes to fill when it comes to playing any Van Halen song. I agree with the above post that he imposes his own style, which is needed in order to avoid being labeled as a EVH copycat. Vic does just fine, and can definitely hold his own.

    Please under stand that this isn't a rebuttal or slam on your statement, as I know yours is a positive comment. It's just something I've been noticing in general whenever someone has a comment to make about Vic's style of playing when comparing him to Ed.
    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."

    "This is a lttle prayer dedicated to the separation of church and state. I guess if they are going to force those kids to pray in schools they might as well have a nice prayer like this: Our Father who art in heaven, and to the republic for which it stands, thy kingdom come, one nation indivisible as in heaven, give us this day as we forgive those who so proudly we hail. Crown thy good into temptation but deliver us from the twilight's last gleaming. Amen and Awomen. ."

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    OK, first time poster, but a long time reader. I have been compelled to post after witnessing the INCREDIBLE Devore show last night!

    Dave opened. [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] Although the sound was a bit muddy (must've been eq'd for Sammy's set), Dave was in PRIME form, from the sword twirling to his drum riser, mid-air splits, he put on a great show. Brian Young is incredible, nailing the solos note for note, but his inflection is dead-on. Dave's chatter was kept to a minimum and he remembered all of the words. Actually, the fact that his band was apparently constrained to replicate the songs w/o any improvisation (except during Ain't talking bout Love) was a welcome departure from the past (I've seen every So Cal VH performance since 1980). Dave adhered to the 19 song set list w/o exception this night. And NO Eddie bashing from the Diamond one. I would've liked to hear more solo material, but I am in no way complaining! The hearing, feeling and rocking to the anthology of VH songs was like parched earth soaking up water. MORE MORE MORE!!!

    So the abridged Dave review: Fantastic energy, tight musicianship, but poor PA mix (not DLR's fault).

    Sammy closed. Also very energetic, and definitely exuded all of the adulation, adoration, and appreciation that most of the crowd was feeling. The sound was balanced and not too scooped sounding. Sammy has not been effected by the whole 1996 VH divorce, exuding the down-to-earth, happy-go-lucky persona that we've all grown to love. The best part of Sammy's show - MIKE on stage. Man, I sure hope to see more of these two performing togeter soon - what a vibe! Mike played on all VH songs except "Standing".

    OK, please keep in mind that I love the Sammy-era VH albums (and have faithfully attended all of Sam's So Cal VH shows). BUT I took exception to the following:
    1. Eddie bashing. Sammy why? From the video methaphor to the banner that said "F*CK Eddie and Alex). C'mon let's give credit where credit's due - Eddie been a great writing partner, in spite of his apparent distain for vocalists.
    2. Drinking on stage. [img]graemlins/cry.gif[/img] Dude, I know that's the vibe, but do it between songs, not during.
    3. Musicianship. Vic Johnson's a very experienced performer, having been with the Busboys way back in the early 80's. But please learn to cover Eddie's solos and the nuances of 5150 and Runaround (especially). And play a guitar w/ a 25.5 inch scale neck and w/ a floyd, to get the harmonic wails and accents, that pay homage to a guitar player that has influenced more people to pick up a guitar than Hendrix and SRV combined. I'm not saying to put your own interpretation to the song, but a Les Paul is so mid-rangey sounding and to use one on Poundcake...?!?

    But after all my rantings on Sammy [img]smile.gif[/img] , I still love his songs, both solo and w/ Eddie. And he is every bit the great performer as he was on the VOA tour in 1985 to the Balance shows in 1995.

    Who out played who?

    Well, I gotta go with Dave but just by the gauge of one of Eddie's low E strings (0.42mm). It's been sooooo long since I've heard Dave perform Beautiful Girls, So this is Love, and I'm the One (Ralph Saenz gives Dave a run for his money though)that I was in pure heaven during the Dave set.

    Apologies for the rambling. Thanks for the opportunity to express my thoughts!
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    O.K. Both Dave's and Sammy's shows kicked ass.

    Dave's voiced was strained at times, but as Eddie would say, "he was a real trooper." [img]smile.gif[/img]

    No real need to say what's already has been said, because everybody has their own opinion.

    But what I would like to report is the following:

    While waiting in the herd to get in the gate of the venue, this one woman who had already got thru the security check point, flashed her tits to the rest of the crowd. This pretty-much took me back to the '83 US Festival at the very same site that it was held (Glen Helen Regional Park, Devore, CA).

    Then, about half way thru Sammy's set my wife went to the rest room. A few minutes later, there was this woman that appeared to my immediate left, on the main aisle ("Orchestra 2, Row X") who was topless. Then she proceeded to sit down in my wife's chair. [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img] [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    I thought, this is fuckin' great; my wife's gonna return to see this topless chick in her seat. I turned to the three dudes standing behind me and said, "any where but THERE." She then put her shirt on and went on her way.

    Anyway, fast forward to Sammy's encore, durng "Dreams." Michael said something to Mona and pointed in the audience and laughed. I looked with my binoculars to where Mike pointed. What did I see?; the same chick standing above the crowd, topless!
    Then Sammy saw her and said something to the effect of, "that's what THIS is all about!" Then I think security took her away, all the while she was waving her shirt in the air.

    Rock 'n' fucking roll!!! [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    The party continues Monday and Tuesday at Universal Amphitheatre!!! [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]

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    lemme add one more thing here.

    brian young is a tremendous talent! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    but these people saying he has more chops than ed, it's just gotta stop. brian does sound just like the albums pretty much. but he doesn't sound like ed, there's a difference

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    [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] Yeah, I'd second that statement, Brett. I have many bootleg VH tapes from all the way back to 1979, and the one thing that's clear (irregardless of the time or the venue) is Eddie's ability to extract sooo much musicality from his instruments.

    Amen.
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    Well, I guess it's time for my review. Plenty has already been said regarding the facts of the show so I'll just give to you my opinion of the show.

    HFT kicks off the show and the music is great! Dave...well what can I say. The years have not been kind to the vocal cords. Dave looked to be in the best shape of his life but to me, the voice wasn't there. Anybody trying to convince you that Dave sounds anything like he did in 1982 will be fooling you. The signature 2 octive scream is gone. Has been for quite some time now. Dave's only interaction with the fans was the simulated ejaculation, (who wants a 50 year old ejaculating one them? Wolfman, don't answer that!) and the time he told a guy in the audience that his girlfriend told Dave to tell him that she said "Hmmmf mhmh fff mhhmh". Lame, old, boring, scripted, sorry Dave. When once you were cool, now you're a fool. Brian was a beast playing everything note for note. I didn't expect anything less from him. So with Dave's show, I wasn't too thrilled, but not completely dissapointed...I mean after all, I got to see Dave, that guy that helped make VH the legend they are today.

    Sammy...cheesy in a few places. Bowing down to a tequilla bottle was just stupid. There were times i just shook my head and laughed. [img]smile.gif[/img] Vince needs to learn to play Eddie's licks and his feel. Maybe they aren't going for a duplication of the Van Hagar songs. If that's the case than it's all good.

    There are many many holes in my review that have been filled by a few of the above. No need to repost it. Overall, you could tell that Sammy had much more energy, and was much more motivated to put on a good show for the fans. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Well I guess it's my turn, and first of all I want to thank all my VHF friends I met, for making that event even more important. And that means you JMJ, Wolfman (I hope it didn't take long for AAA to get there), TT, Fab. Shadow (thanks for the drink), Tripowstki and everyones wife or girlfriend (I hope I didn't miss anyone).

    Now speaking of the show, well I got to say something, IT WAS WORTH COMMING FROM MEXICO!

    I'm not going to explain everything that has been explained already, I'm just gonna say the things that really stuck into my mind.

    DIAMOND DAVE. Man does he know what show business is all about he really ROCKED, it's the first time I've seen him, and really impressed me. What I really liked is that he was worried about the singing, as a fan I really appreciated that, the songs came out as the originals.
    And the sidekicks and jumping too.
    I missed a little bit of interaction with the audience, which I think would have been great but I think he was very focused on the playing.
    LOVED DAVE.

    SAMMY HAGAR. I had seen Sammy a couple of times before so I knew what to expect, when Mikey came out, I almost went up onstage and gave him a hug.
    I really think that Sam should play more VH tunes because, let's be honest 98% of the audience wants to listen to VH songs, I'm not saying I don't like Sammy solo or Montrose, but I would've prefered more VH tunes, like Best of Both Worlds, AFU, Don't tell me and so on.
    And the other thing I would preferd not to happen was when the Drilling on Eddies guitar was on the screen, I think there was no need for that.
    Oh and the other thing I didn't like much was their version of Finish What ya started, I prefer the original version.
    BUT IT WAS A GREAT PERFORMACE BY THE WAY.

    I don't know if anyone noticed but on the side of the stage you could see Kari (Sammy's wife with their little son, he or she I'm not sure what it was, was wearing headphones, that was great, and some other kids were there watching the show, I guess some are his children, and also there was an old lady on a wheelchair, I guess that was his mom), great for him, it looked like they were having a Great time), just like me and my brother.

    I love them BOTH hope they can be friends with Eddie and Alex again.

    I got so excited, I'm gonna go see them again at the UNIVERSAL SHOW on Monday.

    What a trip this has been.
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    Oh and I almost forgot, UNCHAINED was Dave's best song, and DREAMS was Sammy's.

    In my personal opinion.
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    Originally posted by ED-A-HOLIC:
    Oh and I almost forgot, UNCHAINED was Dave's best song, and DREAMS was Sammy's.

    In my personal opinion.
    see i thought unchained sounded terrible. the guitar sounded all fucked up. i dunno. just goes to show that everyone hears different things

    of cousre you were up in front u bastardo

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