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    Default What is the deal with the Red Flag?

    Does it symbol something?

    I cant think of what it means at the moment.

    If it means nothing than get rid of it!

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    Wikipedia is your friend...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_flag
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    From as early as the 15th century the red flag was known as the "flag of defiance" [1]. It was raised in cities and castles under siege to indicate that there would be "no surrender" [2] [3].

    It is known that from about 1300, Norman ships would fly red streamers to indicate that they would "give no quarter" (take no prisoners) in battle. This usage persisted into the 17th century, when the flag was adopted by Buccaneers, who were pirates of French origin operating in the West Indies. Buccaneers would initially hoist the Jolly Roger to intimidate their foes. If the victims chose to fight rather than submit to being boarded, the pirates would then raise the red flag to indicate that once the ship had been captured, no man would be spared.[1]
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    Seems to me it simply means that Van Halen is taking no prisoners and giving no quarter with the show. And from the sound of the reviews, it sounds like an onslaught, or an attack, of one song after another until the end of the show.

    Whether that is why they are doing it, or, whether anyone in the audience is picking up on the symbolism, is questionable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Does it symbol something?
    Red Flag

    Dictionary: 1. A warning signal. 2. Something that demands attention or provokes an irritated reaction.

    Wikipedia: From as early as the 15th century the red flag was known as the "flag of defiance" It was raised in cities and castles under siege to indicate that there would be "no surrender."

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    Red Flag = ABUMBI

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Does it symbol something?

    I cant think of what it means at the moment.

    If it means nothing than get rid of it!
    Jeez!

    It's a fucking concert visual, get over it.

    What do all those stupid videos during either Waters or Gilmoure's shows mean???

    Nobody really knows, but the crowd still cheers at the visual aspect of it all.

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    The Red Flag means that Van Halen is going to fucking rock your ass off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Does it symbol something?

    I cant think of what it means at the moment.

    If it means nothing than get rid of it!
    If it matters that much to you, then you need a hobby.

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    It looks like it's being done at the parts of the show Dave used to jump off the risers. Nowhere as dramatic but what you going to do? Bruce Dickerson has been waving a flag latley also.

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    Bruce Dickerson? Is that Eric's brother?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Bruce Dickerson? Is that Eric's brother?
    lol...I mean Dickinson.

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    i figured that he was trying to get the fans at the Toronto show to vote liberal in the upcoming provincial election.

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    It means that Dave is a fucking communist.

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    It was supposed to be Frankenstriped...but they couldn't find any masking tape.
    I like Van Halen.

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