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    Default Question: When did Eddie start standing in the middle of the stage?

    Every time I've ever seen Van Halen live, and I've seen at least 10 concerts, Eddie stands on the right side of the stage (when you're facing stage). But last night at the Grand Rapids show, he was set up right in the middle of the stage, directly in front of the drummer riser. Even when I saw Van Halen in Detroit in October 2007, Eddie was on the right side. I was just curious when & why he changed positions? Just curious.

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    I believe he started doing that when the tour started up again. He was set up in front of Alex at the Raleigh show that I was at.
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    i think early november.
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    If I remember coorectly, it started on the 2nd leg of the tour. The last time I saw him on the 1st leg (Cleveland), he was still far stage right. I even saw him on the far side of the stage during the Jacksonville debacle. I am definately sure that the middle of the stage thing occurred during the Reno show.

    I have no idea why. I do not know if it is a monitor thing or a hearing issue. But since EVH insists that he is a rhythm guitar player first, I guess he wants to be more in sync with the drums.
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    It was Madison Square Garden in November. Since then, he's always been in the middle.

    I think it's funny that people were STILL selling tickets as "on Eddie's side" for the rest of the tour, despite the fact that there was NOTHING on the right side of the stage most of the time. Once Eddie moved to the middle the left side became a better bet, as there was more going on over there.

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    Presumably he's having problems hearing the drums on his side of the stage. It seems odd that they couldn't replicate the drum sound with monitors for him so he could maintain stage position.

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    I think it works better that way, judging from the performance I saw last friday at All State.

    they played so much better than when I saw them in October!

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    He needed to be center stage for the DVD they were filming.
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    I noticed Eddie in front of Alex at the Nov. 1 concert in D.C. ...
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