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    A "How Many Times Have you Seen VH?" Competition

    Let's have a fun little competition at something we are all good at...

    1. How many times have YOU seen VH? AND
    2. Which show was THE best?

    I've seen VH 28 times:

    WACF (Toronto)
    Fair Warning (Rochester)
    Fair Warning (Buffalo)
    Fair Warning (Toronto)
    Diver Down (Detroit)
    Diver Down (Toronto)
    Diver Down (Montreal)
    1984 (Toronto)
    1984 (Montreal)
    5150 (Detroit)
    5150 (Toronto)
    OU812/Monsters (Buffalo)
    FUCK (Buffalo)
    FUCK (Toronto)
    LRHRN (Barrie/Toronto)
    LRHRN (Buffalo)
    Balance (Detroit)
    Balance (Buffalo)
    Balance (Toronto)
    III (Cleveland)
    III (Boston)
    III (NYC)
    III (Toronto)
    BOBW (Philly 1)
    BOBW (Philly 2)
    BOBW (Toronto)
    BOBW (Detroit)
    BOBW (Hamilton)

    The best show out of all these was... Fair Warning (Rochester)

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    That's a nice resume'.

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    wow...very nice. i can't get quite that close:

    1984 (Portland)
    5150 (Portland)
    5150 (Portland)
    Monsters (Seattle)
    OU812 (Portland)
    FUCK (Portland)
    Balance (Portland)
    Balance (New Orleans)
    III (Dallas)
    BOBW (San Jose)
    BOBW (Sacramento)
    BOBW (Oakland)

    My favorite show was probably III. It was like seeing a new band, kind of. Since I'd only seen the Dave years once, and Sam played the same few Dave songs almost every tour. I just remember being freaked out finally hearing songs like Mean Street, Unchained, Feel Your Love Tonight, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, Dance The Night Away, etc...Seemed, really, really cool to me at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belikemike
    I just remember being freaked out finally hearing songs like Mean Street, Unchained, Feel Your Love Tonight, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, Dance The Night Away, etc...Seemed, really, really cool to me at the time.
    I'd have to agree with that. Say what you will about the tour, but it was pretty cool hearing those old gems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belikemike

    My favorite show was probably III. It was like seeing a new band, kind of. Since I'd only seen the Dave years once, and Sam played the same few Dave songs almost every tour. I just remember being freaked out finally hearing songs like Mean Street, Unchained, Feel Your Love Tonight, Somebody Get Me a Doctor, Dance The Night Away, etc...Seemed, really, really cool to me at the time.
    totally true... that was awesome.. and Eddie played "Romeo Delight" to a fuckin T that tour...

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    5150 (Meadowlands)
    Monsters (Giants Stadium)
    OU812 (Madison Sq Garden)
    FUCK (Meadowlands #1)
    FUCK (Meadowlands #2)
    LRHRN (Jones Beach)
    LRHRN (Nashville)
    Balance (Meadowlands)
    Balance (PNC Arts Center)
    Balance (Jones Beach)
    III (Madison Sq Garden)
    III (PNC)
    III (Atlantic City)
    BOBW (Meadowlands #1)
    BOBW (Meadowlands #2)

    Favorite: Hmmmm, tough one. I love the 5150 Tour but I had crappy seats (I was 12 at the time) so I'd go with 1993 Jones Beach. It was the first show I ever had really good seats as a friend hooked me up with 18th row seats, and JB is a great place to see a show as the floor is sloped up (like a movie theatre) and the seats were right on the aisle so there was no one really in my way.

    And the future was soooooo bright for VH at the time.......
    Van Halen Live: 15 shows.
    Have I seen my last one?

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    12 times
    best show for me, Cow Palace SF,1984 first time and Oakland Arena 2004, last time

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    Most all shows I've seen were it ST Louis except where noted....

    Anyone get to see VH I ???

    VH II
    WACF
    WACF (Evansville, IND)
    Fair Warning
    Diver Down
    1984
    5150 (Carbondale, ILL)
    BOBW

    Seen Sammy a boat load of times solo in STL
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    February 10, 1978...The day that changed the Rock N Roll guitar world!!!

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    5150 (DETRTOIT)
    Monsters (DETROIT)
    F.U.C.K. (DETROIT)
    F.U.C.K. (DETROIT
    RHRN (DETROIT)
    III (DETROIT)
    III (DETROIT)
    BOBW (DETROIT)

    I liked the newness of the 5150 tour and there was something special about it being the first time I saw them. 2nd favorite would have to be the III show at Pine Knob. I was so burnt on Sammy singing the same setlest for years and skipping over Roth era songs that I actually passed on the Balance Tour.

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    Dates are in the sig. Favorite is tough. 1984 and III. 1984 with Dave was great to see plus it was my first show at 11 years old. VHIII because I finally got to meet them and have a great 8x10 of my wife and I with them.
    I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

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    OU812 (Worcester)
    FUCK (Worcester)
    RHRN (Great WOods)
    Balance (Worcester)
    Balance (Providence)
    Balance (Great Woods)
    III (Boston)
    BOBW (WOrcester)
    BOBW (East Rutherford)

    Two favorites -

    1a. FUCK in Worcester - I had shitty seats to OU812, but on this one I got 16th row seats on the floor, took my girlfriend (now wife), and was completely blown away - I had never seen anything like it. Fur raising experience.

    1b. Balance in Worcester - I actually went by myself - had 2 14th row floor seats right in front of Ed, and couldn't get anyone to go with me! Unbelievable, magic night. I kept thinking, this is a fully mature band in their prime - so tight, so powerful, so dead on perfect. I was just sitting there watching Ed go off for an hour and a half with my jaw hanging open. Providence the next night was the same show, but it just didn't have that same magic. Don't know why. I think others on here who were there had similar thoughts.

    I also thought it was cool seeing the old tunes on the III tour, but Gary just didn't have the impact or presence that Sam did, and the new stuff was simply inferior to what I'd come to expect.

    BOBW NJ will stand out because it was, and may be, the last time I saw them, and I took my older brother, who had never seen them live. It's a shame that was his first and only show since it wasn't them at their best, but it was fun to see him still be blown away. I think we'd all gotten a bit spoiled; that 2004 tour may have paled in comparison to prior VH tours, but it was still an amazing experience for at least some of those who had never seen them live.

    IMO, bad VH still beats just about anything else. Guess that's why I'm a fan.
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    1984 (Oklahoma City)
    5150 (OKC)
    Monsters of Rock (Dallas, TX)
    F.U.C.K. (OKC)
    Right Here, Right Now (OKC)
    Balance (OKC)
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    16 times

    1986 St. Louis - first concert 12 years old
    1988 St. Louis - front row center, got an Ed guitar pic
    1988 St. Louis - night #2
    1988 Kansas City - MOR one of the coolest days of my life
    1991 St. Louis - indoor
    1992 St. Louis - outdoor front row in front of Mike
    1992 Columbia, MO - Mizzou
    1993 St. Louis - RHRN
    1995 St. Louis - night 1 row 12
    1995 St. Louis - night 2
    2004 Kansas City
    2004 St. Louis
    2004 St. Louis - I love all access Front row talked to Ed at Sound Check
    2004 Houston
    2004 Vegas
    2004 Atlanta - played intro to Hot For Teacher

    Loved every one of them, want more.
    ...AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, GOD CREATED VAN HALEN

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    FUCK - Phoenix - Desert Sky
    RHRN - Phoenix - Desert Sky
    Balance - Phoenix - America West Arena
    Balance - Phoenix - Desert Sky
    III - Phoenix - Desert Sky
    04 - Phoenix - America West
    04 - Tucson 1st night Front row
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    1979 VH II (Los Angeles - Forum)
    1980 W&CF (Los Angeles - Sports Arena)
    1980 W&CG (Los Angeles - Sports Arena)
    1981 Fair Warning (Los Angeles - Forum)
    1981 Fair Warining (Los Angeles - Forum)
    1982 Diver Down (Los Angeles - Forum)
    1982 Diver Down (Los Angeles - Forum)
    1983 US Festival (Devore)
    1984 1984 (Los Angeles - Forum)
    1984 1984 (Los Angeles - Forum)

    - Becuause you really couldn't be in both camps I went with Dave. It was an easy choice for me, Yankee Rose or Why Can't This Be Love, no brainer! -

    1985 Eat'em & Smile (Los Angeles - Forum)
    1985 Eat'em & Smile (Los Angeles - Forum)
    (had tickets for Skyscraper tour but it got canceled)

    1991 FUCK (Mountain View - Shoreline)
    1993 Right Here Right Now (Costa Mesa - Pacific Amphitheater)
    1995 Balance (Irvine - Irvine Meadows)
    1998 III (Devore - Blockbuster Pavilion)
    2004 Reunion (Las Vegas - Mandalay Bay)
    2004 Reunion (Anaheim - Pond)
    2004 Reunion (Los Angeles - Staples)

 

 

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