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    Between the two of us, my buddy and I have seen Van Halen at least 20 times in concert. Based on our past Van Halen concert experiences, we were both VERY surprised to see, what appeared to be, Ed play an entire show without smoking a single cigarette last night.

    We were on the floor, about 15 rows back on Eddie's side, so we had a decent vantage point. However, even if he did sneak one or two between songs, it certainly was a far cry from his past prodigious concert smoking.

    Anyone else notice this?

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    He didn't smoke much in '04 when I saw him. He was too busy chugging whatever was in that Gatorade bottle...

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    He had a smoke before Jump.Don't remember wich song but his cord got wrapped around his ash bucket.

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    Ed puffed on a cigarette a little during his solo in Charlotte the other night. I didn't notice him smoking anywhere else during the show.

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    I know he smoked one during his solo - Laid right in front of his cabs and blew a few smoke rings. There may have been another, but he didn't smoke alot for sure.

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    Eddie smoked at least 2 cigs on stage in Charlotte that I saw.

    One on stage in Greensboro, but during Dave's and Al's solos, he was sharing cigs with someone (his tech?) on the steps side-stage.

    So yeah, he still smokes.
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    I'm all about improving your health, but how can these guys perform like this after having done both on stage (smoking and drinking) for YEARS and then suddenly go cold turkey? I can't imagine a bigger craving than going before 50K people and doing exactly what I've been doing for the past 30 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacfanweb View Post
    So yeah, he still smokes.
    Just out of curiousity, why does that matter? If Eddie still smokes, he smokes. If he doesn't, he doesn't. I can't see where that has ANYTHING to do with his ability to play. Good grief, people need to stop placing judgement on every single the the guy does in his personal life, he's a man just like every other man that has walked the face of this earth. Just be happy he's out there playing again and leave him alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    Just out of curiousity, why does that matter? If Eddie still smokes, he smokes. If he doesn't, he doesn't. I can't see where that has ANYTHING to do with his ability to play. Good grief, people need to stop placing judgement on every single the the guy does in his personal life, he's a man just like every other man that has walked the face of this earth. Just be happy he's out there playing again and leave him alone.


    Some people just have to observe everything Kimmie, it's annoying sometimes huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagegamer View Post
    I'm all about improving your health, but how can these guys perform like this after having done both on stage (smoking and drinking) for YEARS and then suddenly go cold turkey? I can't imagine a bigger craving than going before 50K people and doing exactly what I've been doing for the past 30 years!

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    werhe are they playing in front of 50 K?

    Id say the biggest crowd will abe around 18,000

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    You guys are too literal here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner's swing View Post
    Some people just have to observe everything Kimmie, it's annoying sometimes huh?

    Lol....guess so. It's not exactly annoying, it's just kind of nauseating.


    I could really care less if he's still smoking or not, all I know is Eddie's SMOKIN HOT!!! OOOWWW!!!!

    Hubba hubba, that man mesmerizes me!!!
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    I saw one cig during the Greensboro show. Can't recall which song.

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    Simple concern for his health. I didn't see anyone trashing him for it. They just noted he has cut back.

    Which is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrownboys View Post
    Simple concern for his health. I didn't see anyone trashing him for it. They just noted he has cut back.

    Which is a good thing.
    Yes, it's a great thing, as long as it's honest, true, heartfelt concern for him.

 

 

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