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    http://www.vhnd.com/2014/08/10/van-h...his-day-in-78/

    Nice article Jeff. I liked reading the comments from the people that were there.

    It reminded me of a story a friend of mine whose in his early 60s told me about this time he went into a small bar here in Denver in the early '70s and there was some unknown band from Texas that happened to be playing. He'd never heard of them before but it turned out to be ZZ Top around the time of their first or second album, long before the beards and everything. He immediately became a fan and has been one ever since. We actually caught them here last year - I never thought I'd be going to a concert with a guy in his 60s!

    I think about all the great bands that I love that I was too young to catch in their heyday. I would have loved to been at A Day on the Green to catch that bill, but I was only 3. I guess I'm lucky I was old enough to start seeing VH on the FUCK tour, it just seems that now there's not really too much that I'd be willing to pay my hard earned money to go see.

    Mid to late 70s was a great time to be a rock fan to catch ZZ Top, AC/DC, Van Halen, etc in their formative years, and Zeppelin and the Who were still around. TO me Van Halen is kind of the last of the classic bands - I can't really think of one that's come along since that would fall into that category. I thought Guns N' Roses had a chance but they fucked it up, pretty much as good as our boys have.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    http://www.vhnd.com/2014/08/10/van-h...his-day-in-78/

    Nice article Jeff. I liked reading the comments from the people that were there.
    cool. wish I could've been at that...except I would've been 7 months old, lol. wonder if any audio of that show exists? doubtful I guess, but I'd love to hear it


    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Mid to late 70s was a great time to be a rock fan to catch ZZ Top, AC/DC, Van Halen, etc in their formative years, and Zeppelin and the Who were still around.
    agreed. I'm lucky I got to see 'DC once on the Stiff Upper Lip tour, and it was excellent. but to see them with Bon would've been the ultimate.

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    Well yeah, but now we're old!!!

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    ZZ Top formed in 1969... by the mid 70's you would have long missed their "formative" years...

    Late 70's were great... you could see virtually any big rock act sometimes 4-5 for less than $10 a ticket... and 25-35 cent beers... I think I paid $10.50 for Day On the Green in 78 with VH, AC/DC. Foreigner, Pat Travers Band and Aerosmith...
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    I was fortunate to have an older sister who took me to see them when I was 9 years old. Then I had to wait 4 years to see them again but never missed a tour after that with the exception of F.U.C.K./RHRN tours as I was stationed in Alaska.

    I must say that early VH. (As headliners in the 80's) had the best stages, the best one in the Hagar era to me was the OU812 tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahzoo View Post
    ZZ Top formed in 1969... by the mid 70's you would have long missed their "formative" years...

    Late 70's were great... you could see virtually any big rock act sometimes 4-5 for less than $10 a ticket... and 25-35 cent beers... I think I paid $10.50 for Day On the Green in 78 with VH, AC/DC. Foreigner, Pat Travers Band and Aerosmith...
    True enough but they were still a somewhat unknown quantity outside of blues/rock circles through the mid 70s, really up until Eliminator, which was really kind of a departure from their original sound.

    We had 25 cent beers when I was in college at this place called Nick's. They were 4 oz each and you could get 4 at a time so basically a buck a pint. We thought this was great, but I'm sure you were getting the whole pint for 25 cents...

    The only real rock festival I've ever been to was lollapolooza when Metallica and Soundgarden were headlining. The rest of the bill was crap though. I don't know how much the tickets were because we snuck in, but I'm sure they were more than $10.50.
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    I saw Van Halen for the first time in 1984, I was 14 at the time. I saw them in Philly the night they recorded the Panama video. Saw them again that tour in Dallas. I was 15 when they were in Dallas. I still have great memories of these show because they were my first concerts. They put on an Amazing Show! Dave moonwalking too! Ha! I paid $15 dollars for the tickets! Camped out all night to get tickets for both shows (remember those days?) Great times!
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    I thought tickets were pretty cheap through at least the early 90s. I just looked at my ticket for the 1985 Texxas Jam at the Cotton Bowl. It was all day long and the ticket was $18.50 for:

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    Yes we did !! To me the best part was Eddie's playing.It was just head and shoulders above anything that was around at the time.Eddie truly changed the way the guitar was played.
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    3/07 Hopped on a plane and flew to Cleveland to be there when they were inducted into the RRHOF!!!

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    I was fortunate to grow up in Baltimore a few blocks from the Famous Nightclub HAMMERJACKS.
    Got to see lots of bands there...
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