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    Van Andel Arena is named VAN HALEN Arena...

    It's Van Halen day in Grand Rapids!

    To honour the band on what is supposedly the last date on the tour, the mayor of Grand Rapids names Van Andel Arena, Van Halen Arena for the day!

    From the article I didn't realize Western Michigan had so many Dutch people in the community. Very Cool. How appropriate to end the 2nd leg of the tour in Grand Rapids.

    It should be an excellent concert!

    http://blog.mlive.com/grpress/2008/0...med_van_h.html
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    That is just way too cool! Thanks for posting it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bono Vox View Post
    It's Van Halen day in Grand Rapids!

    To honour the band on what is supposedly the last date on the tour, the mayor of Grand Rapids names Van Andel Arena, Van Halen Arena for the day!

    From the article I didn't realize Western Michigan had so many Dutch people in the community. Very Cool. How appropriate to end the 2nd leg of the tour in Grand Rapids.

    It should be an excellent concert!

    http://blog.mlive.com/grpress/2008/0...med_van_h.html

    Hell Ya! I getting ready to leave for Van Halen Arena right now from the Niles, MI., area. Can't wait!!!!
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    Wishin' more than anything that I could have made it to a third MI date, esp. since it's the last show.....cool story too, btw!!

    Have a great time tonite, all who are heading to "Van Halen Arena"!!
    "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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    Thats awesome for a DVD...VAN HALEN areana! Beats the hell out of "New Halen" CT.


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    Nice!


    What a show it should be tonight!

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    Absolutely cool.
    ...AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, GOD CREATED VAN HALEN

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    damn, I love Van Halen and I always will!!

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    Damn!

    I originally had 4 tix all on the floors 2 go & see the show on Sat Apr 5th. That day here in Toronto was a beaut! woulda been a great road trip but the show was postponed & there's no way we coulda made it out tonight.

    this woulda been a great chapter in the VH saga of road trips & concertos since its the last stop on the tour.

    can't wait 4 the reviews & Youtube clips
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    Very cool!

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    Man, the show must be going now...I really wish I was there!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by VF5150 View Post
    VAN HALEN areana! Beats the hell out of "New Halen" CT.

    Why?
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    VH with Dave ('78-'84) - The best years....the "real" VH.
    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
    VH with Gary ('98) - Fucking disaster. WTF was that??
    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Why?
    My thoughts exactly.

    I'd rather have a whole city named after me instead of a measly arena

    Still, in the context of THIS tour itself, this is a very cool gesture by the city of Grand Rapids. Not bad at all
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    There was a small sign out front that my friend pointed out but there was no mention of it during the show at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Why?
    cause new halen is having a city named after you, its just standing there and changing one letter in the city. Van Halen areana is actually having the place named after you, and its official. Anyway, I'm surprised Dave didnt mention it at the show.


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