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    this was definetly what got him booted out of the band (other than being a glory hog and ego fiend).

    haha i love how on almost every 1984 boot, this part of the show is omitted. man is was scary to watch on that montreal video for the first time.
    more like a circus rather than a hard rock show. good call on the boot.

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    It's not a Circus, it's martial arts. Kung Fu forms. I liked it very much.
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    I am huge fan of Dave, but even I thought that was beyond gay.
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    I thought it added to the show.

    79th gives it a

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    I didn't care for it either, and watching him still doing that routine at 49yrs old wasn't a pleasant experience.

    His solo spot on the Diver Down tour was the shit though. ICM/Heartbreak Hotel was just killer.
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    Dave's "Tai Chi" solo is jus' Mine All Mine with mo' bettah lyrics.

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    well at least half of you agree with me. why would you others like it? its so awful. he should definetly just have done heartbreak hotel or a song instead of dancing like a fool. i have seen someone do tai chi who is a master, and dave is definetly not too good at it, even when he was younger.

    what a waste of time at a concert, basically the tai chi solo is the "beer song"

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    Isn't Dave supposedly quite skilled in martial arts? blackbelt or something? It looks like he knows what he was doing at the US Festival and others where I've seen him do his thing.

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    he knew what he was doing at the US festival? dude he was flat out hammered!!!!! what on earth are you talking about? have you even seen the us festival set?

    yea he does have a black belt supposedly. not sure exactly what technique it is though. i think he talks about it in his crazy from the heat book a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolutionMan

    what a waste of time at a concert, basically the tai chi solo is the "beer song"
    Yup, Van Hagar has "Eagles Fly" and CVH has the tai chi ribbon twirling Solo

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    Hey, they all need thier solos. It never bothered me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolutionMan
    this was definetly what got him booted out of the band (other than being a glory hog and ego fiend).

    haha i love how on almost every 1984 boot, this part of the show is omitted. man is was scary to watch on that montreal video for the first time.
    more like a circus rather than a hard rock show. good call on the boot.
    The Tai Chi solo spot started on the `82/`83 Diver Down tour. I guess it was a little more out there on the `84 tour due to the big keyboard intro and all. I did think it was a pretty cool way to break into EWS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel
    I am huge fan of Dave, but even I thought that was beyond gay.
    I completely agree. What benefit do the fans get out of watching Dave do that crap on stage?
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    I thought it was fine. Added more to the 'Van Halen' experience.
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    haha the van halen experience? im pretty sure when they started out they wanted to play hard rock and not have their lead singer over time, start wearing bad 80s clothes, and dance around on tour with a giant fake sword.

    to me that ruins the van halen experience. its plain silly.

 

 

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