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    2 words.......great show!!

    Ok, I have to write more.

    First off, it was my son's first concert and he had a blast!!
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    Band was absolutely on fire!! I've seen some of the youtube videos but seeing them live is a whole other story. Eddie is playing at such a high level.
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    Awesome pics Brian...Love the Star guitar...
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    Very positive review of the entire band:
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    HARTFORD _ The reports of David Lee Roth's demise have been slightly exaggerated.

    The "singer" fronted Van Halen at the Xfinity Theatre on Tuesday night, performing 25 songs over the course of a two hour and 15 minute set. It was fast and furious as the group walked out to "Light Up the Sky" and ripped through 19 songs before even slowing down to take a breath.

    In some respects, David Lee Roth has had a tougher summer than Tom Brady. From Van Halen's tour announcement performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in the spring right through to the band's stop in New Jersey on Monday night, Roth has been taking critical shrapnel about his reedy, declining vocals.

    While it is true that he falls short on the high notes, there was little evidence during the Hartford stop that Roth isn't capable of continuing to front this band and provide VH fans with a representative rock experience.

    It doesn't hurt that Roth is backed by "the best rock band in the business" as he would describe the ensemble of guitar god Eddie Van Halen, his son Wolfgang on bass, and brother Alex on drums. The trio certainly carried the day with a relentless and pummeling delivery.

    Through "Running with the Devil," and "Feel Your Love Tonite" the blistering power trio backed Roth as he flitted around the stage like a game show host rousting the studio audience for the grand prize giveaway.

    Roth changed costumes more than Cher, with jackets that ranged from sequined to satin and flamboyant scarves that he twirled overhead. He soaked up the spotlight wherever it spilled over on the stage.

    The pace was so frenetic that it seemed the band was either trying to wear Roth down or prove that the veterans could hang with Wolfgang, the 24 year-old bass player.

    Roth never wavered and the band played on.

    "Somebody Get Me a Doctor" from the band's 1979 "Van Halen II" release saw Eddie Van Halen jamming side by side with his son while "Little Guitars" provided Van Halen and Roth, whose frosty relationship is legendary, an opportunity to play off each other.

    If Roth faltered at all it was during "Dance the Night Away" as the upper register eluded him and he semi-talked his way through the chorus. He found his voice on "Hot for Teacher," and then miss-stepped again on "In a Simple Rhyme" forgetting the words at the outset.

    Eddie Van Halen utilized every knob, pedal, string, and switch available to him for his 9-minute solo which served as a precursor to the Kink's cover "You Really Got Me." The band finished up with "Panama" and skipped the formality of a stage-exit-return-for-encore by sliding right into "Jump."

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd opened the show with a 40 minute set.


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    Holy Crap....just saw his guitar solo from Hartford.....easily the best one this tour...shredding like crazy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yousra Shahy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike zack View Post
    Another great show. Couple quick notes.

    Ed messed up on dirty movie's going into the solo. ..sang the chorus instead. Got some laughs from the rest of the band. They rebounded nicely.

    Ed's solo was insane. Never seen his fingers so fast.
    Yeah, I caught that mistake on Dirty Movies. Only the die-hards would have noticed that, however.
    Eddie also messed up at the beginning of Everybody Wants Some. He's supposed to have 4 "dive-bomb" breaks and then go into the song, but he only did 3 and started going into the song.

    Once again, I left a Van Halen show reassured that my favorite band hasn't lost a step and still has a lot in the tank.

    And, for all the doubts I may have had regarding Dave and his abilities, the guy was fine. He was really good last night. Maybe it was my lowered expectations. Maybe it was my focusing more on the other members of the band. Either way, I was very happy with Dave's performance and highly suggest to anyone who may be hesitant to see these guys--as others have advised--Go see this show!!!

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    Oh, I almost forgot. My friends and I left right after Panama (skipped Jump to beat the crowd). When we were pulling out of the parking lot and getting into traffic, we saw a police escort 3 big tour buses out of the venue. Later we passed them on I-91 South (heading to Jones Beach). My buddy thought it was KWS and his band, but I think it was the 3 Van Halens. I assumed Dave's bus was lagging behind somewhere. lol Bands don't stick around after shows anymore. Especially not the elder ones. Get off the stage, on the bus and go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    Oh, I almost forgot. My friends and I left right after Panama (skipped Jump to beat the crowd). When we were pulling out of the parking lot and getting into traffic, we saw a police escort 3 big tour buses out of the venue. Later we passed them on I-91 South (heading to Jones Beach). My buddy thought it was KWS and his band, but I think it was the 3 Van Halens. I assumed Dave's bus was lagging behind somewhere. lol Bands don't stick around after shows anymore. Especially not the elder ones. Get off the stage, on the bus and go.
    Yeah, the days of groupies in the locker room after the show for the band is over...lol.... Metallica, Motley Crue and Def Leppard each had lots of stories about that in their "Behind the Music" episodes.

    I guess bands just get on twitter, instagram, whatever and have the party come to them at the hotel......haha...

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