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    Default My company hired Van Halen to play at their annual conference!

    I just joined a new company in January of this year, and the parent company is SAP. The large German software company leading the industry in HR, Financials, Operations, etc.

    Anyway, last night we all get a Marketing email about the upcoming annual conference known as "Sapphire". The theme of the event is "Cloud Rocks", and I was pleasantly surprised to see a current picture of Dave and Ed in the marketing email.

    At first, I thought they just needed a "Rock Pose" from a branding standpoint. Then I thought, wait till Van Halen's lawyers get a hold of this. You can't just use Van Halen's photos without approval.

    Then I find out that Van Halen has actually been HIRED to close the conference! I can't believe it. And unfortunately, I haven't been here long enough and was not invited to attend the conference.

    So know I think its super cool that they have hired Van Halen for a private event, but also depressed that I'm not attending the show. Van Halen is playing at a company event, and I'm not going to be there. May 16th in Orlando.

    I'll have to wait patiently until June 20th and 22nd to see them in Dallas and San Antonio.

    http://www.sapandasug.com/entertainment.html

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    I'm in the wrong business!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    That's awesome.....wish you could go. Maybe you need to do a little brown nosing.
    Janie Liszewski did the IMPOSSIBLE she helped Eddie Van Halen get better. Deal with it.

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    reminds me of when Jeff Spicoli hired VH to play at his birthday party. awesome.
    ...AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, GOD CREATED VAN HALEN

    VAN HALEN IS A LIFESTYLE

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    Good for SAP.

    Oracle hired Aerosmith last year.

    SalesForce hired Metallica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainVonDoom View Post
    Good for SAP.

    Oracle hired Aerosmith last year.

    SalesForce hired Metallica.
    I know a few years back, RIM (the company that does BlackBerry), hired Van Halen to do their annual conference. I believe the concert was in Toronto. I'm sure their fees are pretty high to do a private event. I wouldn't be surprised if its $1M, or whatever their minimum guarantee would be for a public concert.

    Oracle and SalesForce are two of our competitors. So maybe all 3 companies should get together and do a Battle of the Bands. LOL.

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    For battle of the bands... My money is on SAP...

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    I would ask for a special pass to go...hell bargain with them!


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    "From the moment David Lee Roth appeared at the top of a giant runway that snaked through the Oklahoma City Ford Center audience Tuesday night, he wore the one thing that told every Van Halen fan that everything was right with the world. It was a maniacal Cheshire cat smile announcing happiness and enthusiasm that cannot be faked. Not only was the old band back together, it was thriving."

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    A private show in Orlando!? ahhhhh!!! So close, yet so far away!

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    you need to get someone who's going to get you a pass!
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and I´ve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    Crappy travel week for the band. Show in Winnipeg down to Orlando then back to St Paul.

    What venue are they playing?
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    The corporate concert thing must be a nice cash grab for the band and great entertainment for the employees. Yet somehow I see a downside. I just can't figure out what it is.?

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    the fee is $1,000,000...EVH made mention of this gig during Esquire interview...

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    Do they really need $1,000,000 (coz mind you, it's not at all 1 mil, since there will be taxes, costs, etc). I imagine EVH goes back home with about 100Gs. A lot for any of us. But for him, that's not really that much. So why?
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    Same reason Aerosmith and Metalica did. It's a business with a healthy pay check. Join the real world. There isn't a millionaire out there that stops wanting to make as much scratch as they can. It's called capitalism and is what made this country the greatest country in the world. A mash of "outcasts" from other countries striving to succeed and make as much money as they can. This mentality is why most of the people in this country have jobs and quality of life. Rich people strive to make more necessitating employees to help achieve the dream.

    Ok, Econ 101 has concluded for the night. Lol

 

 

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