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    Go to Clevelandlive.com, and click on the entertainment page, for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer review of the show. The critic said Hagar had the edge in vocals, and Roth was the better showman. He seemed to enjoy the show. The article said attendance was 6,000.

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    Thanks, dog; 'read it this morning in the PD with my post-concert coffee ! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    Yep, 6,000 would be about right - that's a full pavillion, and quite an empty lawn, which it was.
    I know, I'm a smoker and was kindly reminded to leave the pavillion to have a smoke. Wide open spaces on the lawn, when in years previous, you had to practically step over people to navigate...
    But again, jsut my perception/observance.....

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    Here it is for the lazy.

    John Soeder
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    They have next to nothing in common, other than the fact that they did separate stints handling lead vocals for Van Halen.

    So what are Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth doing together on the road?


    On some level, they're probably eager to stick it to their ex-bandmates. But Hagar and Roth seemed even more intent on upstaging each other when they launched a 21-date national tour last night at Blossom Music Center.

    They each had 90 minutes to strut their stuff in front of 6,000 fans. Compared with these two hard-rocking rivals, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are old pals.

    Hagar, 54, went on first. He got down to business with a lesser-known blast from his solo past, "Red."

    "Top of the World," "Why Can't This Be Love" and the twangy "Finish What Ya Started" were among the highlights from his Van Halen days. Hagar dipped deep into his solo catalog, too, dusting off "Three Lock Box," the power ballad "Give to Live" and his pedal-to-the-metal anthem "I Can't Drive 55."

    He was accompanied by the Waboritas, featuring guitarist Victor Johnson, keyboard player Jesse Harms, bassist Mona (just Mona, thanks) and drummer David Lauser.

    Hagar's voice soared during "Eagles Fly," although he was straining a bit by the time he wound down with "Dreams" and "Right Now."

    "Are we having fun yet?" the eager-to-please Hagar asked from time to time. His bright yellow T-shirt read: GOT TEQUILA?

    He was full of bonhomie. His co-headliner, on the other hand, was full of himself - in a most entertaining way.

    The 46-year-old Roth literally jump-started his performance with a swinging version of "Hot for Teacher," punctuated with plenty of his trademark karate kicks. He was lucky he didn't split his form-fitting golden pants.

    His equally tight backing trio included drummer Ray Luzier, bass player James Lomenzo and guitar ace Brian Young, who turned in a reasonable facsimile of Eddie Van Halen's signature "Eruption" solo and had legions of grown men playing air guitar along with faithful renditions of "Panama," "Unchained," "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" and other Van Halen favorites.

    Roth proved he's still one of rock 'n' roll's greatest hams.

    "At this point in time, the devil should be runnin' with me," he said by way of introducing "Runnin' with the Devil." Satan would've been hard-pressed to keep up.

    Roth pulled out all the stops for "Jump," during the tune's piped-in synthesizer solo.

    Hagar had an edge in the vocals department. Roth was the better showman. Unfortunately, they couldn't put aside their differences long enough to team up for even one duet.

    Ain't talkin' 'bout love, indeed. All the same, you had to love this clash of two titans.

    [ May 30, 2002, 09:16 AM: Message edited by: dj88 ]

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    6,000? How can this BE??!! [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]

    What happened to the 48,000 fans DLR attracted at some shows last summer? Remember, they were festivals, but they were all there to see David Lee Roth, right?

    Sounds like it was a fun show, regardless.

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    Originally posted by Guitar Shark:
    6,000? How can this BE??!! [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]

    What happened to the 48,000 fans DLR attracted at some shows last summer? Remember, they were festivals, but they were all there to see David Lee Roth, right?

    Sounds like it was a fun show, regardless.
    Fun show it was ! [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] Go see it if ya can...

    When one thinks about a sold-out show, Van Halen is the first thing that comes to my mind. 'Used to be the toughest ticket to get, with the arenas often times over capacity. Hell, in those days, one needn't have a fireplace....just attend a Van Halen show [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    I'm glad Sammy is doing "Eagles Fly" - that one really showcases how strong his voice is and is great live.

 

 

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