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    Diamond Dave in Little Rock

    Looks like the Diamond One is coming to Arkansas,Friday, October 20th..Who's goin besides me???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halen88
    Looks like the Diamond One is coming to Arkansas,Friday, October 20th..Who's goin besides me???
    I'm considering it. Already have tickets for show in Marksville, La on 10/21, and I've seen him once already this year in Mobile. Is this 10/20 show outdoors?
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    I'll be there, i'm curious where he's going to play too. He's playing the state fair. Does that mean he's playing Barton, or a make-shift stage in front of the SuperLoop?
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    No I don't think he's in Barton Col....It's outside from the set-up I saw online from last year....
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    I may go if my calendar is open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halen88
    No I don't think he's in Barton Col....It's outside from the set-up I saw online from last year....
    What sort of setup?
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    You guys getting geared up for the show friday??
    I can't wait
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    I'm having trouble getting information about this show. Can you get in with your paid admission to the fair, or is there a separate ticket? What time is the show?
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    Free with paid admission, no extra ticket is needed. I believe it starts at 8....which means dave will hit the stage at 8:50
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    What an awesome show! I am still reeling from a double-shock weekend of DDLR! I live in north La, so I made the 3 hr drive to Little Rock on Friday, then the 2hr drive south to Marksville on Saturday. Both shows were great, but the LR was definitely the better of the two.

    Took off early from work Friday, and got to the state fair grounds about 6:00. Walked up to the ticket booth and was about to drop my whooping $16.00 for admission for two, when a guy offered to give my wife and I two free tickets. So for the price of a tank of gas and $5 parking, I was walking into a Diamond Dave concert. I knew it was a premonition of good things to come.

    We arrived at the Smirnoff outdoor stage and noticed that the first 4 rows were barricaded off. Hardly anyone was there so we took our place in the 5th row. Fine seats, but I wasnt content with that. I asked security about the reserved seats and was told they were for radio stations and media. I wandered around for a little while and drank a beer. When I came back my wife told me about this guy who told her that he scored reserved seating from a radio booth. I walked over to the booth and saw that they had a plywood board set up with a hole cut out in a joker's mouth and people were trying to throw a football threw the cut out at about 25-30 feet away. I took about 10 tries and finally made it. But the woman behind the table didnt know what was going on, so I had to wait around for one of the DJ's to return. Meanwhile, more and more people are playing the game and a few winning. The DJ finally returns and says that the contest ended an hour ago but that he has two reserved passes left. He has us all line up and the 1st to make it wins. Well there's probably 10 people lined up, half dont even know what they're competing to win. There were little kids, teen girls, and ofcourse the bonafide DLR fans. Well, an early teen girl was the first to succeed. I followed along behind her and the DJ as she was taking her 2 passes. I overheard her say "who?" and the DJ was trying to explain who David Lee Roth was. I walked up and offered her $20 for the passes and before she could decide, the DJ was whipping out 2 3rd row passes. I gave the man my $20 bucks and took my seat.

    The stage was elevated 5 to 6 ft from ground, so the 3rd row seats were perfect. Any closer would have you craning your neck to see. Dave came out right at 8:00 with Hot for Teacher. The crowd was on their feet was really into it. Dave said his usual "Look at all the people here tonight!"

    The setlist was basically the same. I saw Dave in Mobile, Al on 8/5/06, and I have to say this show in LR was twice as good. In Mobile the music was too loud and overwhelmed Dave's vocals. In LR, the sound quality was perfect. Like the cool October night, the sound was crisp and clear. I could hear everything Dave said. Dave was in high spirits, he was very playful, lots of stage antics, lots of bantor, lots of kicks, lots of karate posing. He gave a story as an openning to Just a Gigaloo about working on a horse farm when he was a teen alongside a guy who smoked 4 packs a day. He said the guy played Just a Gigaloo over and over. Cant remeber the guys name, but Dave said he dedicated the song to him. Dave also told a story as an openning to Dance the Night Away. Its the story about working a small club with VH in early days and this chick who put her pants on backwards. I know you've all heard this story, so I wont repeat it. Dave also did the motorcycle sounds in a little back and forth with his guitarist, Bryan Young. I think that was during Everybody Wants Some. Dave was very chit-chatty and interacted with the crowd throughout the show. His voice was strong and solid and the band was tight. He sang every line, none of the talk-sing I have heard he sometimes does. It was a great show, in fact, the best performance by Dave I have ever seen.

    Afterwards, I stuck around near his bus. After the show, Dave and band exited the stage to some white trailors behind the stage. I could see a group of people outside the trailors and it looked like security was letting them go in one or two at time every 5 minutes or so. I recognized some of these folks as being in the reserved seating section during the concert. How did they get to be so lucky? Radio contest winners maybe, I dont know... Eventually, the band members came around and greeted the fans hanging around a table and barricades on the right side of the stage. I passed on that, I've met Bryan and Toshi before. Besides there was a small crowd stanging there and I could hear some chicks being really obnoxious: singing "We're not gonna take it" and one chick begging Bryan for a shot from the JD bottle he was holding. She must'a whined "I want a shot" 20 times. I never never expected Dave to do any kind of autographs or meet and greet. But I saw him leave the trailors out back and walk right past his bus towards the table where the crowd of fans were. I immediately ran around the beer vendor tent to the crowd. Unreal: Dave was doing a few autographs. I worked my way up and he signed my DLR Band CD jacket cover. He didnt stick around very long, maybe 10 autographs and that was it. He did kiss one chick on the check and leaned across the table for a picture, but other than that, he never looked up. I got the last autograph, and said "See you in Marksville, Dave."

    As chance would have it, Dave's bus was travelling the same route to their next gig in Marksville as I was to get back home. By the time I got to my car and away from the fairgrounds, I spotted Dave's Penske rental moving van for his equipment pass in front of me at an intersection. When we got out on the main highway, I passed the moving truck and, low and behold, there's Dave's bus ahead of me. So just to break up the monotony of a 3 hour drive, I decided to follow his bus. I mean its not like I was going out of my way. Anyhow I followed along for maybe 2.5 hours until I had to turn off to get home.

    My wife is a photo hobbyist, so we probably have close to 100 pictures. I intend to post some at DDLR.com. I'll post some comments on the Marksville show too when I have some more time.
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    Dave in Little Rock

    After having seen Dave 6 times in concert, I have to say this was my least favorite. However, this may have been due to the fact that it was the first time I've been completely sober at a DLR show.

    The set list was incredible, with lots of songs I haven't heard live in YEARS (Beautiful Girls, Cradle, being two examples).

    Here's a brief clip of "Unchained" from the show:



    Dave just seemed off a little bit. However, this may have been due to the fact that he was drinking ALOT of Jack during the show. My biggest complaint would be the number of "jams" he let the band perform during the show. It seemed like Dave would get the energy level way the fuck up there, and then just kill the momentum by going backstage and letting Brian and the guys jam. He did this at least 3 times, and after the 2nd, lots of people started leaving the show.

    It's always great to see Dave and it was still a good show, just not as good as the others I've been lucky enough to see.

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    The Mind of Matt: On DLR at the fair


    I have never been to a State Fair. They are just not for me. But, I made an exception this year. I went to see David Lee Roth. I had already seen Diamond Dave this year in Chicago. I didn’t plan on going. So why did I attend? Jeff Allen and The Point 94.1 FM. Jeff said, “Come on out! It will be a good time; Dave’s doing his classic Van Halen songs.” It worked out perfectly. The Point 94.1 and Jeff got me a parking place in the production area right down from DLR’s bus. We also received front-row, center-stage seats. This just couldn’t be beat.

    Dave opened with “Hot For Teacher.” My friend Mark the Magician was down in the front going crazy. He thinks Roth is tremendous. Mark had to be one of the biggest fans at the show. Hit him up sometime at www.myspace.com/mthemagician. He is a real rock 'n' roll fan. “California Girls” was up next, and David Lee constantly clowned for the crowd. He danced, he jumped, and really seemed to be trying to take this show over the top. “Paradise” and “Runnin’ With the Devil” were quick and included a bit of posing for the crowd down front shooting photos.

    I hit the beer tent as the band played “Eruption” and Diamond Dave took time to introduce the band. I ran into Sharpe Dunaway and Lindsey from
    Magic 105.1FM. Well, that meant drinks all around! I owed them a few! It
    is always a blast to see the regular suspects at a rock concert. I returned down front as “Beautiful Girls” kicked off. Roth really chatted up the ladies for this one! Mandi was taking photos all night. At one point during the show he asked for her camera. Dave put the camera down the front of his pants and ran around during the song. We have bought a new camera! That one has been retired. I may just drop it off at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame when I visit in February!

    “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” burned with a nice intro from the guitar, but it was still cold out there. The stage is just too high in the front. I know it’s like that for the crowd in the back, but it is uncomfortable when you have to look almost straight up during the entire show. I would think that with the size of the fair grounds, there would be a better place to put the stage.

    “Jamies Cryin” was about half way thru when I visited the tent for drinks again. Matt Cruz and Blake from The Edge 100.3 FM were holding it down “near the beer.’ Drinks all around! These guys also took a TON of photos, and you can find them at the radio station web site.

    “Cradle Will Rock,” “Just A Gigalo,” and “Panama” all flowed with a continuation of the banter with the audience. DLR talked about fairs, Arkansas, old songs, just about anything to show that he was in a good mood. “Dance the Night Away,” “Ice Cream Man,” “Everybody Wants Some,” “Ain’t Talkin’ About Love” were also featured. The show did a great job of covering classic Van Halen, David Lee’s solo music and “newer” Van Halen. The encore was “Jump”.

    There really wasn’t a lot of backstage access at this show. People say that David Lee Roth has a “ROCKSTAR” attitude. I don’t know first hand. I know he didn’t want people backstage. No one from the radio, or production, and didn’t seem to want any women stopping by the bus either.

    I didn’t see any autographs being signed after the show. IF he has that attitude, I don’t see why. It has been a LONG tuff time since 1985. There haven’t been many hit songs for Dave in the past couple decades. Who knows what he is thinking? Dude, you are playing the State Fair! Hello! Wake Up!

    Yes, those rumors of a David Lee Roth return to the Van Halen lineup continue to circulate. They will until it happens or someone dies. That is just the way it is. People always dream of a reunion tour with the classic, original line up. Hope springs eternal for music fans.

    ROTH vs. HAGAR debate? I must weigh in on this one! I have seen Sammy Hagar with Van Halen. I have been on a cruise with Sammy Hagar. I have been on the stage with Sammy. I have seen Sammy in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. I have been on the Sammy Hagar tour. I’ve been to the Cabo Wabo Cantina Birthday Bash … SAMMY HAGAR KILLS THIS GUY! Period.

    Sammy has a current tour and album. Sammy is GREAT with his fans. Sammy still ROCKS! There, I said it.

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