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    Default The "I GIVE YOU... THE MIGHTY...VAAAANHAAAALEN!!" guy

    Does anyone know who that guy was that used to introduce the band on tour in the 80s? Whatever happened to him? His intros were the best.

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    I wish VH would bring back that intro I cannot believe they didn't use it with Dave in 07/08 or in 12/13 that was their trademark, they never once used it with Sammy. Brought it back with Gary and opened with Unchained and now gone again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kydtsoos View Post
    Does anyone know who that guy was that used to introduce the band on tour in the 80s? Whatever happened to him? His intros were the best.
    Rudy Leiren. Ed's early guitar tech.
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    really Brett? I've been wrong all these years. I always assumed it was Eddie Anderson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hide Your Sheep View Post
    really Brett? I've been wrong all these years. I always assumed it was Eddie Anderson.
    Nope it was Rudy.
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    best concert opening in history, I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismusicsux View Post
    best concert opening in history, I think
    HaHa...not even close...The best is...you wanted the best and you got the best the hottest band in the world...KISS...

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    HaHa...not even close...The best is...you wanted the best and you got the best the hottest band in the world...KISS...
    That's lame. Like Kiss. At least VH actually lived up to their hype.

    I can't believe how many people here like Kiss. Why? I just will never understand it. Just a lame band with dumbed-down music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    That's lame. Like Kiss. At least VH actually lived up to their hype.
    duly noted...

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    i always thought it was Dave saying it on the US Festival and Montreal 84 boot. on Montreal 84 you can see him at the mike stand through the strobe lights or whatever before he goes back to the stage to do his opening jump, or at least that's what i think i always see.

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    Guys it's not Dave. It doesn't even sound like Dave. Haha. It's Rudy Leiren. Trust me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    i always thought it was Dave saying it on the US Festival and Montreal 84 boot. on Montreal 84 you can see him at the mike stand through the strobe lights or whatever before he goes back to the stage to do his opening jump, or at least that's what i think i always see.

    No, Rudy's at the mike, and then when Ed's starts on Unchained, you can see him getting offstage behind him....

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    Yeah you can totally see him run in front of Ed's cabs.
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    Jesse H. Christ! What the hell happened to these guys!? I got goose bumps watching this.
    Sorry, I know this is a thread about the intro, but I was struck with how exciting they were in contrast with how un-exciting they've been for more than 2 decades. They just don't make good decisions anymore.

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