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Van Halen @ the Mandalay Event Center 04-19-2008

December 28, 2010  //  Posted by: admin  //  Category: GOOD OLE ROCK N' ROLL

With Tiger Woods stepping out on stage for a brief introduction and say thank you to all the attendance. Then without hesitation, he introduce one of the greatest bands of all time, Van Halen. Hitting the stage in full swing Alex, David, Eddie and the youngest member of the group, Edwards’s son Wolfgang. At the age of 16 getting to tour the world, playing in the legendary rock band that has made history even before he was born. From the start David voice was silky smooth and aged like a fine wine, only getting better in time. Edwards playing tonight seemed spot on, where he had control of his emotions and it showed as he played the night away.

Starting off with old classics as “you really got me”,”I’m the one” and “Romeos delight”, seemed just like yesterday when this was the first time you heard them all. To nights performance showed every member was in harmony with each other, giving David a platform to sore with his voice. As well, Eddie playing only amplified, as the night grew long.

Leading into “Atomic Punk”,”everybody wants some” and “pretty women” before the guys gave the stage too Alex for one extended drum solo. This brought the guys back to stage with a new intro to “unchained”, Wolfgang added in a little mix too the already popular bass line, giving it a beat and a half. Wolfgang showed more confidence this time around in Las Vegas from a prior show @ another venue earlier this year. His backing vocals really sounded out and let people know it was him on stage this time.

When the Van Halen clan took a break off the stage, David came out with an acoustic guitar to show his stuff in the spotlight for a few moments by himself. Taking a ride way back down the road of memory lane of years gone passed, when the group first started off. Talking about old friends, hanging out at one of there house sitting around and doing what teens do. Explaining about a friend name Kenny and how he helped launch a tune that became “ice cream man”, a classic with a mellow intro that rocked hard once the tempo picked up. So Dave lied in smooth on the beginning riff and kept the song balance until the mellow part was over, Edward and family hit the stage bringing up the tempo 10 fold, which gave Edwards a lot of room to fire hard on the audience with his riffs.

Breaking into “panama” giving the band another moment where Ed got his chance too shine, jamming into a well diverse guitar solo covering many style of scales. With out breaking his rhythm and holding his style in the limelight showing us he still had it. Hammer on and tapping away with lots of harmonics that held there notes until the next riff came in. using the volume knob too bring in some of those eerie notes that stain the imagination.

The worst part was knowning the end was coming, there encore started up with “ain’t talking about love” living the there smash hit “jump” from 1984. Only thing now was a second bow from the guys getting ready to leave the stage for good. In all there performance was a big hit with the fans, and I believe the second time around they showed more strength then the last time here. Eddie seemed to have it together much better and showed in his solo and stage presence. This was a show, if you had a chance to catch, know it was worth the money spent.

Thanks to the media staff at Tiger Jam for helping us be part of this event.

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