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    Default losanjealous.com Rehearsal Review

    http://www.losanjealous.com/2007/09/...e-forum-91607/
    Looks like some new pics



    September 21st, 2007


    From: http://www.losanjealous.com/

    All Kinds of Awesomeness

    The term "awesome" has become rather banal these days. It's used for things such as seeing Charo in line in front of you at Whole Foods or your new jeans or that Thai restaurant on La Brea. But last night, I saw something that was truly awesome.

    No doubt you have heard that Van Halen is back and David Lee Roth is ready to unleash his crazy (yeah, originally I didn't care either). Last night at the Forum (where the Lakers and Van Halen played in the '70's and 80's, incidentally), Van Halen held a final tour rehearsal for 300 of their closest family and friends, and I found myself invited. We were ushered in and seated in the pit, 2nd row center.

    What I was treated to was some serious old-school-kick-ass-rock-n-roll-the-likes-of- which-I-have-never-seen. David Lee Roth is 53 and Eddie and Alex Van Halen are 52 and 54, respectively. There was nothing 50ish about these guys. They looked and sounded just like they did in 1984, albeit missing their rocker hair. Laser show, wardrobe changes, giant remote controlled blimps with Van Halen logos cruising overhead, drum and guitar solos, NO recorded voice tracks -- this was shit I haven't seen in a long time. I didn't realize how much I missed it. It was one of the best shows I have ever seen, and I'm not even a Van Halen fan.

    One note is that this truly isn't a reunion tour since the former bassist, Michael Anthony, was replaced with Eddie and Valerie Bertinelli's 16-year-old son, Wolfgang. Wolfie was nervous as hell, but he held his own on bass. His voice really stood out (not in a good way) - they would be wise in turning down his vocals. But you know, the kid is 16 years old with acne! His voice probably hasn't even finished changing.

    Fantastic show.
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    Another satisfied customer!!!
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    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

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    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

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    Did you miss the part about Wolfgang? Turn his mic down? lol

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    what's with the blimp thing? I never read about that in any other reviews.
    Wolfie is not Mike, but he's more than ok.
    Mike is gone, but not forgotten. They played some amazing shows from 2007-2015; some people are in denial about it.


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    Oh yeah, the blimp. It is remote controlled by eddie, has a basket and asks for your wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaels View Post
    Oh yeah, the blimp. It is remote controlled by eddie, has a basket and asks for your wallet.
    Dude, this comment is EPIC!!

    It's funny, because its true. We just want your money! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    Another satisfied customer!!!
    And she said she isn't even a fan but stilled enjoyed the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaels View Post
    Oh yeah, the blimp. It is remote controlled by eddie, has a basket and asks for your wallet.
    Still laughing - Thanx Scott

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    Ihave a theory that free t-shirts and other prizes will be dropped into the crowd from that blimp, similar to basketball games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eman2 View Post
    Dude, this comment is EPIC!!

    It's funny, because its true. We just want your money! )
    It will be used to pick up pricks like you out of the audience so the rest of us can enjoy the greatest rock show ever. This tour ain't gonna have room for whiners, pussies and sobolewski fans.....Get the fuck out of the way!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaels View Post
    Oh yeah, the blimp. It is remote controlled by eddie, has a basket and asks for your wallet.
    A derogatory way to call this Tour a Cashgrab. Everyday I go to work is a Cashgrab. Yes, amongst all that they would like to accomplish these guys want to make money as well.

    Your statement could also apply to 2004. Of course then the Band was a little different. By your own implication that was a Cashgrab as well. Unless Eddie, Al, Mike and Sammy did not charge admission to all their 80 Shows or donated all their $54.3 Million Gross to Charity.

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    I don't think people would call it a cash grab if ticket prices were a bit better. and recording and putting out an album and then touring in promotion of that album...people don't usually call that a cash grab. going out and playing a concert that could've been played in 1984....only not as good. kinda seems like a cash grab. but that happens. bands perform for the sake of a paycheck sometimes and other times they do it because they're musicians and they enjoy it. and if you're willing to slap down the cash....then who cares, right? you'll be entertained and that's what matters.
    Last edited by OnTheInside1985; 09.22.07 at 12:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaels View Post
    Oh yeah, the blimp. It is remote controlled by eddie, has a basket and asks for your wallet.
    LOL!!!

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    Notice on the pics the set list it lists "Everyone wants Some" I guess they forgot the fuckin words!
    I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    Notice on the pics the set list it lists "Everyone wants Some" I guess they forgot the fuckin words!

    Hilarious along with "Ain't TalkinG About Love"

    and "SomeBONDY Get Me A Dr." wtf???
    and "RunninG With The Devil"

    I'm surprised they spelled Jump right!! LOL
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