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    Default *** Reviews 11/15 Toronto (corporate gig) ***

    Well it did go down tonight in Toronto/Canada,Van Halen played the ACC with opening act The Hip.Doors opened at 6pm and The Hip opened up the show and VH took the stage at 8:30pm.They played a full set only changes is that Ed did Spanish Fly in his solo and said after "I have not played that shit in years " Wolfie did a short bass solo before (So this is love) same set other wise as other shows.Ed must still have problems with his stage monitor or Mike,because tonight he had it right in front of Al's kit and played most of the night from that spot (I guess the satge monitor or his mike is causing feedback from that side of the stage,so he moved it) No tech issues tonight,everyone was in a good mood and they played great.

    I don't know but I saw both Toronto shows in Oct and Ed & AL had I special groove going tonight,I think because Ed spent most of his time right in front of AL and they connected better.

    Most people at the show had no clue who was playing before it started,but we knew they were playing and got in just before it started.

    I will post some pictures and my ticket stub for everyone to check out ON Friday....What a night and what a company RIM (Blackberry) is ,for throwing a free Christmas party for all their employees & customers.....I don't know how they will top this next year !....Later
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    Sounds awesome! Wish my job would throw a party like that.

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    I here you dude,a couple of years back they hired The Hip and Arrowsmith to play their Christams party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150canuck View Post
    Well it did go down tonight in Toronto/Canada,Van Halen played the ACC with opening act The Hip.Doors opened at 6pm and The Hip opened up the show and VH took the stage at 8:30pm.They played a full set only changes is that Ed did Spanish Fly in his solo and said after "I have not played that shit in years " Wolfie did a short bass solo before (So this is love) same set other wise as other shows.Ed must still have problems with his stage monitor or Mike,because tonight he had it right in front of Al's kit and played most of the night from that spot (I guess the satge monitor or his mike is causing feedback from that side of the stage,so he moved it) No tech issues tonight,everyone was in a good mood and they played great.

    I don't know but I saw both Toronto shows in Oct and Ed & AL had I special groove going tonight,I think because Ed spent most of his time right in front of AL and they connected better.

    Most people at the show had no clue who was playing before it started,but we knew they were playing and got in just before it started.

    I will post some pictures and my ticket stub for everyone to check out ON Friday....What a night and what a company RIM (Blackberry) is ,for throwing a free Christmas party for all their employees & customers.....I don't know how they will top this next year !....Later
    I...ughhhhhh...got a comment......GO FUCK YOURSELF! Did he play ALL of Spanish Fly? If so....I'm gonna go lock myself in my closet and turn up the Christmas Carols thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150canuck View Post
    Well it did go down tonight in Toronto/Canada,Van Halen played the ACC with opening act The Hip.Doors opened at 6pm and The Hip opened up the show and VH took the stage at 8:30pm.They played a full set only changes is that Ed did Spanish Fly in his solo and said after "I have not played that shit in years " Wolfie did a short bass solo before (So this is love) same set other wise as other shows.Ed must still have problems with his stage monitor or Mike,because tonight he had it right in front of Al's kit and played most of the night from that spot (I guess the satge monitor or his mike is causing feedback from that side of the stage,so he moved it) No tech issues tonight,everyone was in a good mood and they played great.

    I don't know but I saw both Toronto shows in Oct and Ed & AL had I special groove going tonight,I think because Ed spent most of his time right in front of AL and they connected better.

    Most people at the show had no clue who was playing before it started,but we knew they were playing and got in just before it started.

    I will post some pictures and my ticket stub for everyone to check out ON Friday....What a night and what a company RIM (Blackberry) is ,for throwing a free Christmas party for all their employees & customers.....I don't know how they will top this next year !....Later
    Nice work bro...many of us Linkers are very jealous this morning...my company party will be a lovely turkey dinner and a couple of glasses of wine...i'd much prefer a VH Christmas Bash.
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    Thanks for the review. I wish I could've seen the look on some of the people's faces when the mighty Van Halen took the stage!!!
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    Wow sounds like a great party. Any special tshirts made for the event since it wasn't a public show.
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    This reminds of when VH played Spicoli's birthday party in Fast Times.
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    well the gig even made ctv.ca this morning (ctv is one of our major networks a la abc / nbc / cbs for the american readers)

    here:

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO -- Apparently, working for billionaire Jim Balsillie has its benefits.

    Jim Balsillie, the co-CEO of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd., booked the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night to host a surprise concert for some 14,000 employees and invited guests. One concertgoer said he'd been told in advance only that Balsillie had invited two of his all-time favourite bands to come and perform.

    Turns out the bands were the Tragically Hip and the reunited Van Halen, which has earned rave reviews on its current tour.



    nice to know that VH is one of jim's fav bands AND that ctv even picked up on the rave reviews part....

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    Yes he did play all of Spanish Fly....And man I loved Fast Times ......I would be lucky if my company through a Xmas party at Mcdonalds with Smokin Loon.
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    PPFFTTT!! Our Xmas party consists of lunch at Dave and Busters, and a gift card for 20 bucks that you have to spend at Dave and Busters, LOL

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    It's a shame Bill Gates doesn't do something like this for his employees every year. Lord knows he has the money, and it would do his image some good!

    Just a thought as I sit here green with envy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH Wahoo View Post
    It's a shame Bill Gates doesn't do something like this for his employees every year. Lord knows he has the money, and it would do his image some good!

    Just a thought as I sit here green with envy!
    True....true....but if Bill Gates does throw a bash it wouldn't be VH. It would be more along the lines of the Dixie Chunks or Dave Matthews Band.

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    RIM Rocks! 2007 - Van Halen - ACC

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