80's Rock Concerts

February 4th, 2006

Van Halen

Posted by Scooby in Concerts

Van Halen

Band: Van Halen
Date: December 7, 1982
Venue: Lakeland Civic Center
Ticket Price: $10.75

Ah yes…Van Halen was one of my favorites. That is until David Lee Roth left and Sammy Hagar joined up. Don’t get me wrong, I like Sammy. I liked him before he joined VH and I like him now that he’s no longer with them. But I just couldn’t get into the whole Van Hagar thing.

But this concert was with Dave. And Dave rocked the house. As did Eddie, Alex, and Michael.

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it”
- David Lee Roth

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6 comments

  1. michele said:

    on February 11th, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    Hey i was wondering what the stubs were good for.
    I went to the van halen concert in 82 at the los angeles
    sports arena…..David lee roth was drinking jack daniels
    on stage..ah those were the good old days.
    Stop by for a visit.

  2. kkt said:

    on February 11th, 2006 at 2:54 pm

    COOOOL blog… i’m very jealous. you’ve seen some *great* bands!!

  3. Barb said:

    on March 13th, 2006 at 5:28 pm

    Man, I really regret not having seen DLR-era Van Halen.

  4. Brad said:

    on March 18th, 2006 at 4:00 pm

    I’m sure I’m not going to gain any Van Halen street cred here, but I actually liked a lot of the Hagar stuff. I think “Balance” is pretty unfairly demonized (flawed, yes, but there’s some good stuff) and OU812 is pretty awesome.

  5. Peter said:

    on April 22nd, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    I wish I would have seen VH with Mr. Roth in concert, but I agree with Brad, I saw VH during the OU812 tour (actually it was the Monsters of Rock tour) and they were really good. I don’t quite agree with him on the album “Balance”, but 5150 is one of their best albums!
    But that’s just what think.
    Have a great day.

  6. jeff beamer said:

    on June 29th, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    I was at that show and David Lee Roth was so drunk he kept falling over and interupting songs. Finally out of disgust Eddie just tore into a very, very long and abstract guitar solo. It was brilliant. Good times.