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    on this day in 2007 i flew to Charlotte, NC to see the Mighty Van Halen on stage together since September 2, 1984. i'll always wish Michael Anthony was there. beyond missing Mikey, it was an insanely great experience. clip below. i'll try to post some pics from one of the better , if not the best experiences of my life, soon. still having trouble posting full size pics 18yrs after joining this place !! there must be an easier way !!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    on this day in 2007 i flew to Charlotte, NC to see the Mighty Van Halen on stage together since September 2, 1984. i'll always wish Michael Anthony was there. beyond missing Mikey, it was an insanely great experience. clip below. i'll try to post some pics from one of the better , if not the best experiences of my life, soon. still having trouble posting full size pics 18yrs after joining this place !! there must be an easier way !!



    Can't believe it's been 11 years.

    I flew out to Kansas City in early October to see them because no Denver shows had been announced at that time and I wasnt going to risk missing this.

    Yeah, wish Mike had been there but to hear stuff I'd never heard live before was a treat!
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Not quite "The Mighty Van Halen", but 75% is a lot better than nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Can't believe it's been 11 years.

    I flew out to Kansas City in early October to see them because no Denver shows had been announced at that time and I wasnt going to risk missing this.

    Yeah, wish Mike had been there but to hear stuff I'd never heard live before was a treat!
    i went to the KC show also !! not a great show at all, but i was 6th row on Ed's side and have some sweet pics. even a less than great VH show has some great memories for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    i went to the KC show also !! not a great show at all, but i was 6th row on Ed's side and have some sweet pics. even a less than great VH show has some great memories for me.
    Yeah, it wasnt great. I remember Ed flubbing the Mean Street breakdown and thinking i could play it better than he did. Dave had almost no raps and the whole show seemed rushed. I'm sure Ed was drunk that night.

    They did add a Denver show in February of 08 and that was the best VH show I've ever been to, so they made up for the ho hum KC one.

    But it had its moments. We pre-partied at a couple bars and got a chuckle out of this guy wearing his 1984 tour shirt that fit him like a sausage casing.

    My wife told me my head banging and dancing around during I'm The One scared the teenagers in our row. Well, they needed to get into it too! This wasnt some Brittany Spears or Justin Beiber show.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    on this day in 2007 i flew to Charlotte, NC to see the Mighty Van Halen on stage together since September 2, 1984. i'll always wish Michael Anthony was there. beyond missing Mikey, it was an insanely great experience. clip below. i'll try to post some pics from one of the better , if not the best experiences of my life, soon. still having trouble posting full size pics 18yrs after joining this place !! there must be an easier way !!



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    Opening Night....how cool is that!!

    I saw Them twice at the Mohegan Sun. The show in 2008 was much better since it was post-lay-off (rehab).
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    Saw the Boston show the night before Halloween on the first leg. It was good, not great. Ed was almost there, but he got tired. I remember Eruption being agonizingly slow.

    Then they took a break in March/most of April so Ed could get his shit together, came to NH & RI at the end of May & those two shows were EXCELLENT.

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    Cleveland was mine. What a fuckin' glorious night.
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    I flew down to Greensboro NC for the second show. I did the all access thing. I figured see them early before shit happens. I made the right move.
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    I wish I could have been there. The energy in the videos from that night is simply electric.

    They cancelled the St. Louis show two or three times before finally getting here, but when they did it was post fountain-of-youth-trip and they were amazing, so it all worked out!
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    I flew from Houston to this first show in NC ! I remember reading they wouldn't make it thru the tour without a break up and I didn't want to risk
    missing it.
    I still have the laminated VH pass the radio station was handing out on the way in.. with the date on it !

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    gonna try to post some pics from my Kansas City 2007 show and my St. Louis 4-26-08 show.

    bare with my if they don't pop up correctly:

    ...AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, GOD CREATED VAN HALEN

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    it worked !!! more from 4-26-08 St. Louis





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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Saw the Boston show the night before Halloween on the first leg. It was good, not great. Ed was almost there, but he got tired. I remember Eruption being agonizingly slow.

    Then they took a break in March/most of April so Ed could get his shit together, came to NH & RI at the end of May & those two shows were EXCELLENT.
    Are you thinking of the right show? The Spring 2008 show in Manchester, NH, was a mess. The early 2012 show in Manchester in support of ADKOT was stellar.

 

 

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