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    Exclusive: VHLinks.com LIVE Coverage of Van Halen at Cafe Wha?

    Ok this is the thread for James' amazing journey to see Van Halen tonight at Cafe Wha? He's probably not going to be able to post anything, just easier for him to text me pics, comments, etc. and I will get them up. So follow this thread as the day goes by.
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    Ok guys...

    UPDATE #1

    It's 3:05 PM in New York.

    Talked to James. He's already down there. Area is all blocked off, cops and bodyguards, etc. He can't get in until 7 PM, but is going to send pics of the cops, and what's going on around the area.

    I will get them up when I get them.

    I was told Van Halen just finished their soundcheck too.

    So here we go!

    UPDATE #2

    It's 5:00 in NY.

    Small thing. But a pic from outside club.


    Update 2.5 (kinda)- seenbad wrote this.

    5:20 EST

    Spoke with James on the phone. Said he was past the barricade and about in the venue when he was told to come back at 7. Nobody's getting in yet. Said the cops were super cool around the place and in good spirits joking with him and having a good time. Cops confirmed the sound check was 4 older songs and one new one (for whatever that's worth from a NYC copper). James asked the cop if he'll be outside during the show, cop said hell no man, I'm going in! James has a new phone (android) that will work for pictures. He'll try to video but we shouldn't have too high of expectations on the sound quality of that. His focus is really documenting the event, getting some good pics etc, and we're going to count on other sources there for the audio part of it. He hasn't run in to Jeff or WARF yet. He's not sure what WARF looks like but would look forward to meeting him if he got the chance. He wanted to make sure that everybody here knows how honored and grateful his is that he's in this position right now. He was talking about his favorite moment when the lights go down and you hear Ed's guitar and I'm like....dude, you realize you're just a couple hours away from that, right? I think he might have pooped a little. Uhhhh......oh, and he just ordered a hamburger.

    UPDATE #3

    TONS of VH fans are now gathering around club. James says it's getting crazy. Barriers set up, fans everywhere.

    UPDATE #4

    It's 6:56. James is lined up to go in. Probably won't get pics and hear from him until after show because no cell coverage inside. But here's a pic of the cops outside.


    UPDATE #5

    It's 7:16. James is in, and I guess he got service in there. He says, "I'm standing one inch from DLR!" My response? "TAKE FUCKING PICS!!!!"

    UPDATE #6
    It's 10:12. James is finally out, absolutely no coverage inside, not sure how any pics were Tweeted. Gave me the set list (it's in the other thread). Had an amazing time!!! DUH!!!! Met WARF, there is now peace between the Army and VHLinks. HAHA!!!! Took video...I hope that shit came out. More to come, I think he's trying to get his head together.


    UPDATE #7

    It's 10:30. Ok here are random thoughts from James...here you go...

    The band was amazing, Dave was especially amazing.
    Eddie looked happy.
    Dave drank shots off of James' table.
    Our hook up for all this stuff is a very cool person....shit I already knew that James!!!!
    "Eddie was crazy good. Alex, Wolf thundered. No kidding! Dave....insane!"
    Dave made a shout out to his Uncle Manny who was there...during Ice Cream Man.
    Dave said he was more nervous there in Cafe Wha? than playing at MSG.
    James and WARF made nicey nice. He said WARF is a very cool guy...I find that hard to believe...I'm joking, WARF is a funny fucker.

    And he took a shitload of pics, that I'm sure we'll see when he figures out how to use his phone right. HAHA!

    UPDATE #8

    It's 10:55. James' phone is dying. He took a TON of video. And I have about 5 pics I will get up ASAP. As his phone is dying, we'll get more when he gets home and gets it charged.

    For those asking, James says from what he remembers, "She's The Woman" DOES NOT have the "Mean Street" bridge.
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    Cool...Thanks Brett for everything.
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    COOL!!!
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    This is beyond awesome! Thanks, Brett!

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    Very cool for those of us who can't be there in person!

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    THIS is what it's all about!

    fuckin awesome. you're the man brett

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    I can honestly say I never thought I'd see anything like this ever happen.

    Coolness squared!


    ...and maybe the Mayans were right too.

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    Fuckin' A! Thanks Brett!!

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    *eating popcorn in front of the computer screen*

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    Just got a text from James. he's charging up his new cell phone he just got an hour ago. He's in a cafe right now.

    man James means business!
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    I'll get this in early...

    If possible, and I know saying it's an exciting time is an under statement, but please try to keep comments to a minimum. It'll make this thread so much easier to timeline and catch up with for those who can't follow along live. I know that's a lot to ask because we all want to be a part of the moment here and we totally are, but just please don't post a whole lot unless you have to or really just can't help it (lol) or your name is Brett or James.

    Thanks!!!!!
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    Awesome Brett!

    Will all your updates be posted in first post so we do not have to wade through pages and pages of comments to find your posts? Or restrict this thread to just you and maybe have another thread for people to comment on?
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    This is THEE thread I've been waiting for since I signed up with the Links many moons ago...THANK YOU BRETT AND JAMES!!!!!
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    Too bad I have band practice tonight. Somewhat ironic cause we are going to trying Poundcake for the first time.

    Have a great time James!!!!

 

 

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