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    DLR Naperville rib fest reviews

    I don't see a thread for this yet, so I guess I'll start one.

    This was the first time I have ever seen Dave live. Going in I was expecting the worst based on the live recordings I've heard of Dave. Honestly I was pleasantly surprised by how good Dave sounded. He sang all the songs without just speaking the lyrics and was in tune. His voice isn't one of the best ever, but we all already knew that. I also liked Dave's look. Short hair simple white outfit with a black and white striped shirt. He didn't look like he was totaly stuck in the 80's, but he didn't seem like he was trying to look like the latest fad either. The look fit the music which was mostly classic VH with about 3 solo tunes.

    I was actually a little surprised at the lack of theatrics. Dave just kind of struted around the stage and struck poses now and then. Every once in awhile he would do a kick. He should realy limit that spinning roundhouse type kick to a couple of times during the show. When he does it six or seven times it starts to seem kind of tired and it seemed like people were saying "Yeah, we saw that the first time. Can't you do anything else."

    It was kind of funny to hear dads explaining to their kids who Dave was on the way back to the cars. Things like "You see that guy used to be in VH but then they broke up and that's when VH got their other singer." I heard a girl say "so that's not the actual group that did those songs,but that was the singer?" Just funny to hear the different spins people put on the break up as they tried to explain it to people who weren't familiar with the story.

    I have been skeptical about a VH reunion with Dave because I thought Dave would be a joke live, but if he can consistantly do as well vocaly as he did tonight I think he could pull it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbain
    I don't see a thread for this yet, so I guess I'll start one.
    Really looked hard, eh? It's located about six threads below your's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbain
    I have been skeptical about a VH reunion with Dave because I thought Dave would be a joke live, but if he can consistantly do as well vocaly as he did tonight I think he could pull it off.
    Thanks for the review
    We'll see...

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    Thanks for the review. A good buddy of mine called me from the ribfest and was totally stoked in seeing DLR. He must have called me 3-4 times during the show. You know the type that holds thier cell phone up like we can acually hear/understand what's going on. Anyway, glad DLR was a good show.
    CHef,......chill man.........

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    Default DATELINE 10 PM NAPERVILLE IL

    DAVID LEE ROTH ROCKED WITH ALL THE PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT!!

    With a somewhat rusty but personable beginning, and a fest of the VH hits -Dave ended the show with the ribfesters eating out of his hands.
    The most notable portion of the show was Ice Cream Man where Dave pulled out the Semi- Acoustic and gave us a little bluegrass prelude to the album version of the song. It was very impressive, as good or better than anything I have heard Sammy do live acoustically!

    The rest of the standard original line-up of Van Halen songs brought the all ages audience a great time.

    Dave is a little older, maybe a little more mellow, (maybe toning it done a little for the family festival audience) but very comfortable-like a friend you haven't seen since high school, but once your talking to them you pick up right where you left off.

    Dave would make a great front man for VH again. I hope it happens.
    He is a PRO!

    If he were to die tomorrow, he could die knowing that he was the absolute best at what he did in his day, and it showed in Naperville, IL tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopTimi
    CHef,......chill man.........
    Nothing to chill about, I was being my usual charming, smart-assed self.

    Hey, when are you coming over for ribs at "The House O' Chef"?

    Yeah, I know...work blows.

    Check yer PM, bro.

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    I went to the show last night with my wife and 2 boys.....all in all the show was awesome!! For those of you that could have went....TOO BAD FOR YOU! ha ha!!!
    From beginning to end Dave was Dave and he had a great time with the crowd and we all had a blast. He seems a LOT happier now, his voice was better than the Sam and Dave tour. He has a new and improved look...sorry no pics though (you should have went to the show!)
    My favorite parts of the show where: Hot For Teacher, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, Just Like Paradise, Just a Gigilo, Unchained.....ok the whole show.
    Only one mention of VH and one insult to Sammy :"Sammy Hagar??? He doesn't know what he is doing!!" That statement was met with 75% cheers and 25% boo's. He told us that he met the VH bro's back in '72, his senior year in high school and this song was on the radio...then the band broke in to a Jeff Beck song and Dave took a 5 min. break.
    My youngest boy said his favorite parts where Panama, Jump and HFT.
    My oldest says the drummer was really cool and liked Panama the best. My wife was impressed with the entire show and had fun!
    I really think that Dave can front Van Halen now. Before I said "no fucking way, his voice couldn't do it". Last night, he proved me wrong!
    The place was jam packed full of people...several thousand to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    I went to the show last night with my wife and 2 boys.....all in all the show was awesome!! For those of you that could have went....TOO BAD FOR YOU! ha ha!!!
    From beginning to end Dave was Dave and he had a great time with the crowd and we all had a blast. He seems a LOT happier now, his voice was better than the Sam and Dave tour. He has a new and improved look...sorry no pics though (you should have went to the show!)
    My favorite parts of the show where: Hot For Teacher, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, Just Like Paradise, Just a Gigilo, Unchained.....ok the whole show.
    Only one mention of VH and one insult to Sammy :"Sammy Hagar??? He doesn't know what he is doing!!" That statement was met with 75% cheers and 25% boo's. He told us that he met the VH bro's back in '72, his senior year in high school and this song was on the radio...then the band broke in to a Jeff Beck song and Dave took a 5 min. break.
    My youngest boy said his favorite parts where Panama, Jump and HFT.
    My oldest says the drummer was really cool and liked Panama the best. My wife was impressed with the entire show and had fun!
    I really think that Dave can front Van Halen now. Before I said "no fucking way, his voice couldn't do it". Last night, he proved me wrong!
    The place was jam packed full of people...several thousand to say the least.

    Thanks BC, I'm truly glad that you and your family had such a great time!

    This is the kind of stuff that gives me, as a Roth guy, hope.

    Entertainment, folks!

    Best wishes to you and your's, BC.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    I really think that Dave can front Van Halen now. Before I said "no fucking way, his voice couldn't do it". Last night, he proved me wrong!
    The place was jam packed full of people...several thousand to say the least.
    cool

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    At this point in time, only the most extreme, taliban-like fans would not accept ANY incarnation of VH, given the extreme looniness of the VH camp.

    Bring on Dave or Sam, hell even Gary...

    Just make this band a somewhat normal, functioning unit so we can get back to talking about the actual music.

    *sigh*
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    Nothing to chill about, I was being my usual charming, smart-assed self.

    Hey, when are you coming over for ribs at "The House O' Chef"?

    I want to go to Chef's house for....well, not ribs, but for other good food and fun cameraderie!
    "Suck a fat one, faggot."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    I really think that Dave can front Van Halen now. Before I said "no fucking way, his voice couldn't do it". Last night, he proved me wrong!
    The place was jam packed full of people...several thousand to say the least.

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    a question....did dave eat any ribs during the performance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.bullet
    a question....did dave eat any ribs during the performance?
    No, but he might have nibbled on that blonde he was wanting a booty call from.
    Just go for it!

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    Glad to see that you folks had a great time. Dave still rockin!
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