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    Default thoughts on the blower thing

    ive never heard of singers complaining about this constantly. they have been playing in arenas where there are hockey teams still playing. the buildings need to be kept at a certain temperature for the ice. i dont think he'll complain in orlando.

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    While I can imagine that singing when it's cold will fuck up your voice, the way Dave screamed t those people was pathetic and a dick move. Eddie looked pissed and when Dave left the stage Eddie was looking for him, like WTF is going on!

    I'm a big VH with Dave guy but his tirade last night about the blowers was total BS.

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    I don't know... if you are David Lee Roth, barely hanging on to what voice you have left, and if the cold air truly affects said voice (which it seriously can... having that cold blast of air after warming up is NOT fun) and your crew knows to NOT have the blowers on since it can derail a show, and maybe a tour... I can see him getting pissed... considering it has been happening alot lately ... where we were sitting the blowers were pounding us and it was fucking cold...

    There is only so much fucking up one man can take...

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    I'm thinking that it's 'code' for the crew to do something. Similar to the brown m&m's 'code'

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    Speaking of the brown M&M thing... The band should just make it an additional part of the rider contract: not turning on the blowers... and be done with it. Trust, if the venue knows they will lose their money by not complying, the manager of the facility will make sure the blowers don't come on. I assume it's up to the venue's management to get these things right.

    There has to be an easier way to fix this than what is currently happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlj1010 View Post
    I'm assuming that the next song was not "Stay Frosty"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr5115 View Post
    I'm assuming that the next song was not "Stay Frosty"?
    Hahaha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyVanHalen View Post
    While I can imagine that singing when it's cold will fuck up your voice, the way Dave screamed t those people was pathetic and a dick move. Eddie looked pissed and when Dave left the stage Eddie was looking for him, like WTF is going on!

    I'm a big VH with Dave guy but his tirade last night about the blowers was total BS.
    Yeah, it was really lame. Right in the middle of Al's intro to HFT.

    Dave, cut the shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlj1010 View Post
    He sounds like a complete d-bag there. Shut and do the show Dave. Say something to the crew.....quietly....and let them handle it.

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    It's schtick. Bad boy in control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket View Post
    It's schtick. Bad boy in control.
    More like Dick Boy
    It is what it is

    I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said

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    There's nothing "bad boy" about it - if Dave really thought that it was somehow impressive to browbeat your underlings in front of 15,000 people, it means he's got the mentality of a 12-year old.

    I have no idea what it's about. Obviously, at this point, everybody knows he hates "the blowers." You'd think by now the crew would know to just kill it.

    If it's really "shtick" it's absolutely the lamest showbiz ploy I've ever seen in my life. It makes the crowd uncomfortable and makes him look like an asshole.

    If it isn't "shtick" then he's just doing it every show to offer the crowd an excuse for his tattered vocal chords.

    I also saw him call his spotlight operator a "dimwit" at Reading. People also said that at an early show this tour, Dave said "your fired," over a live mic, to his sound guy. Totally "bad boy." Nothing impresses a crowd like a millionaire humiliating working stiffs in front of thousands of people.

    It's really a shame that the legacy of the 2012 tour is going to be "Dave's Blower Rant." The blowers didn't seem to bother Dave much in 2007. I guess blower technology has just gotten wildly out of hand over the last 5 years.

    It's like "The Terminator." Only with blowers.
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    Is it the crew or the venue mgt./maintenance that handles the blowers?

    For whatever reason this is happening, it looks/sounds unprofessional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtHarm6505 View Post
    Is it the crew or the venue mgt./maintenance that handles the blowers?

    For whatever reason this is happening, it looks/sounds unprofessional.
    Its probably a preset that triggers when the temp rises to a specific point - doubt if anyone is sitting there flicking the switch to piss of the band.

 

 

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