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    I think it would be cool just to have some striped stuff in the park maybe the basketball court or some sidewalks with his different colors he used on his striped guitars. Simple and classy without making a shrine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destructo3 View Post
    The park needs an appropriate statute of Ed with guitar and an amphitheater for up and coming bands to have a venue to play. Maybe a guitar workshop for lessens. Do it right. Donít just stick his name on the park.
    Having a park named after Edward is classy. Keep it low key.

    And a guitar workshop taught by who? An Eddie clone?

    That would be extremely tacky, IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Destructo3 View Post
    The park needs an appropriate statute of Ed with guitar and an amphitheater for up and coming bands to have a venue to play. Maybe a guitar workshop for lessens. Do it right. Donít just stick his name on the park.
    The park should have a music police patrolling it, admonishing anyone not playing music loud ENOUGH. "Sir, I'm going to have to give you a citation. At Van Halen park, all music needs to be listened to with the volume turned up to 11, by law."

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    I voted as well; here is the link if it has not been posted already:

    https://www.cityofpasadena.net/publi...ark/poll/#vote

    Anyone think it is weird that in the description it talks about how the band started in 1972 with Mark Stone but never goes on to mention Michael Anthony when they really hit the club scene and moved forward? Seems strange to me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by iplayguitaralot View Post
    it probably goes against his and the families wishes, but there needs to be an evh statue
    Probably just get spray painted and torn don by lite rock radicals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    It's a park not a shrine or venue.
    Ok, maybe I was just a little over the top on this one. Lol But I still think a statute is appropriate for a park bearing his name in his home town.

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    Ok I am in Italy, so I don't know if I will ever see it, but I gave my vote to Eddie's park

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    Van Halen Memorial Could Be Up Before End of the Year

    BY ANDR… COLEMAN, MANAGING EDITOR
    Published on Monday, September 20, 2021

    Efforts to create a memorial commemorating legendary rocker and former Pasadena resident Eddie Van Halen are continuing to move forward.

    According to a city memo, the Pasadena Center Operating Co. has approved a plaque honoring Van Halen.

    ďThe Pasadena Center Operating Co. recently reviewed and endorsed the language and location of a memorial plaque to be placed in honor of the late legendary guitarist, Eddie Van Halen, a member of the award-winning band Van Halen, on their site,Ē states the memo.

    The plaque would be installed near the city Convention Center, which is next to the Civic Auditorium, where the band played a dozen times between 1975 and 1978.

    According to one group raising money for the memorial, several parties have signed off on the plaque, including the group.

    ďThe city, the band, and the Pasadena Civic Operating Co. have all signed off on our project and fabrication is underway,Ē said Randa Schmalfeld.

    Pasadena 4 Van Halen, a local group, has raised money to fund the effort.

    ďWe are looking forward to sharing the cityís plans for unveiling our plaque as soon as they are finalized,Ē said Schmalfeld. ďWe are hearing that our plaque will likely be installed within the next several weeks!Ē

    The group has raised nearly $7,000.

    It was reported that Van Halenís likeness and the likeness of his guitar could not be included on the plaque.

    It is anticipated that the fabrication of the plaque will take several weeks and will be ready for installation and a dedication sometime around Oct. 6, the anniversary of Van Halenís death from throat cancer.

    The Van Halen family moved to Pasadena in 1962, and Alex and Eddie attended local schools where they were bullied because they were mixed race and spoke little English.

    In a 2017 interview with Smithsonian Magazine, Eddie Van Halen remembered his first friends in America were Black and protected him from local bullies.

    Despite those incidents, Van Halen said he was grateful for his experience as an immigrant.

    ďComing here with approximately $50 and a piano, not being able to speak the language, going through everything to get to where we are, if thatís not the American dream, I donít know what is,Ē he said in the interview.

    Following his death, the city received several requests and suggestions from the community for a memorial to honor Eddie Van Halenís local connection to Pasadena, as well as the impact that his artistry had on music.

    The placement of monuments, including memorial plaques, is under the administrative jurisdiction of the city manager.

    Monuments must meet criteria for appropriateness, compatibility with the surrounding environment, and impacts on the locationís existing use.


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    we can get the robocop statue to protect it

 

 

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