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    Default 25 Years Ago Today!

    US Festival...I was there!!!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uJVDSsoM9II

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    I had just turned 23 and could think about nothing but Van Halen.....what I would have done to get to that Festival!!
    "Make no mistake. Eddie Van Halen can still kick your ass. The man who single-handedly changed the face of rock is still mean, lean, and sharp as a tack. And if you dispute the ownership of the crown, try to imagine a world without him."~~Billy Corgan/Guitar World (April 1996)

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    Eh. US Fest doesn't impress me all that much. Poor effort by the guys, I thought.

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    I think it def had it's moments~~like this one.....

    SGAD
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=EZzus86pdls&feature=related


    I'm so bad, I'm so bad, bad bad bad......
    "Make no mistake. Eddie Van Halen can still kick your ass. The man who single-handedly changed the face of rock is still mean, lean, and sharp as a tack. And if you dispute the ownership of the crown, try to imagine a world without him."~~Billy Corgan/Guitar World (April 1996)

    "There's a plaque on our wall that says we've sold over 65 million albums, and I don't feel I've accomplished anything. I feel like I'm just getting started."~~Edward Van Halen



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    I was there as well.
    Cant believe it was almost half my life ago...........jeez
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150gurl View Post
    I think it def had it's moments~~like this one.....

    SGAD
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=EZzus86pdls&feature=related


    I'm so bad, I'm so bad, bad bad bad......
    Oh, absolutely. SGMAD was a serious highlight of that show
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    I love this show. Not the best technically, but it was very fun to watch.

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    Sucked.

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    Default 25 years ago....

    ....I had just turned 18 and was reveling in the fact that I could buy Playboy & Penthouse legally and lost in the joy of masturbating........there was an US festival?
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    I hate to do this to some of you, but I am 33 and my parents were at all three days of the US Festival. Going by the reviews of mom and pop, plus my own viewing of the show on tape, the show was waaaaay below the standard of what VH had performed in the past. All in all, it was a poorly performed show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    the show was waaaaay below the standard of what VH had performed in the past. All in all, it was a poorly performed show.
    I understand people having that opinion and agree that viewing the performance years later can give you that opinion. Being there that day (for me) was such a great experience. We had a young Motley Crue, Ozzie w/Jake E Lee, Judas Priest, Triumph & Scorpions as openers for VH. Each band seem to play better than previous band and most of us were drinking more as the day went on. When VH came out most of us were as drunk as the band. Nobody I know left that show thinking anything other than Van Halen ruled the day. Years later seeing the tape (and being sober) its easy to say they had a bad night compared to what we expect these days but I will always remember this day as nothing but a triumphant day in VH history.
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    I sure wish I coulda went to the festival. Don't see lineups like that anymore. All I could do was wait for the pics to come out in Circus.
    Last edited by smithjc; 05.30.08 at 01:13 PM. Reason: I almost rememberd something else but it's gone now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Sucked.
    yep....

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    Awww, I loved it.

    Guess I have my Ed goggles on tonight...
    Stay strong, Edward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve mcqueen View Post
    yep....
    nope.....
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